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2014 Mazda CX-9 vs. Its Competition

 
2014 Mazda CX-9
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The Mazda CX-9 has some of the same roots as the Ford Edge, but the two models have verged off in separate directions; they're even different sizes, with the CX-9 a few inches longer and offering three rows of seating--something the Edge doesn't have.

The Ford Flex is actually more of a direct rival to the edge, as it has three rows of seating and, with the available EcoBoost turbo V-6, is quite enjoyable to drive.

Also of interest for those who want to go boxy, not rakish, is the Honda Pilot, which has an especially roomy, useful interior and drives better than its tall stance might suggest.

Those looking for a performance-oriented crossover should also consider the Infiniti QX70 (formerly called the FX), which sacrifices a lot more space and usability but drives like a tall, muscular sport sedan.

Back in the most mainstream direction is the Chevrolet Traverse, a vehicle that is comfortable and refined but not at all sporty.

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7.6
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The 2014 Mazda CX-9 is one of the most engaging large crossovers from the driver's seat; but the CX-9 is no standout for efficiency, like the brand's newer cars.
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The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse offers up all the practicality, space, and features that will make a big family happy--provided you prefer an understated style.
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An exceptionally comfortable interior, great connectivity, and a 30-mpg turbo model succeed in elevating the 2014 Ford Edge above the crossover clutter.
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Boring isn't in its vocabulary: the 2014 Ford Flex makes owning a family wagon a statement of style.
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Despite the 2014 Honda Pilot's truck-like exterior, it's one of more practical and family-friendly models on of the market today.
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The looks of a coupe, the performance of a sport sedan, and the cabin and features of a true luxury car are all here in the 2014 Infiniti QX70. Provided you don't expect a lot of outdoorsy ability, cargo space, or a roomy back seat, it'll leave you charmed.
MSRP From     
$29,985$30,795$28,100$29,015$29,670$45,850
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door LS4-Door SE FWD4-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door LXRWD 4-Door
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
785785
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
 
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