Compare 2014 Acura MDX vs 2014 Mazda CX-9

2014 Acura MDX
2014 Mazda CX-9
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $39,185 $42,290
MDX FWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $50,364 $54,505
MDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $43,098 $46,565
MDX FWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $44,928 $48,565
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door 18 27 $41,016 $44,290
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $52,195 $56,505
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 18 27 $44,928 $48,565
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $46,759 $50,565
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AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $34,658 $36,625
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,885 $31,575
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $32,243 $34,070
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $33,157 $35,035
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $28,382 $29,985
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $30,739 $32,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,185
$34,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,290
$36,625
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$610 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura MDX is more focused than ever on its mission of keeping the entire family comfortable, content, and entertained—and yes, that still includes the driver. 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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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 56
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 139.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 59.4
Third Leg Room (in)
27.4 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.7
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 35.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
111 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 200.2
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 68
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 100.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 48.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 46.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 48.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 58.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 20.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/50VR20
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/50VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4025 4559
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4500 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.7 L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 273 @ 6250
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Mazda CX-9
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 10.1 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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