Compare 2015 Acura MDX vs 2015 Mazda CX-9

2015 Acura MDX
2015 Mazda CX-9
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $39,620 $42,765
MDX FWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $50,799 $54,980
MDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $43,533 $47,040
MDX FWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $45,363 $49,040
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door 18 27 $41,450 $44,765
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $52,630 $56,980
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 18 27 $45,363 $49,040
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $47,193 $51,040
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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
$39,620
$34,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,765
$36,625
Monthly Payment Estimate
$713 / month
$610 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Acura MDX continues to offer an attractive blend of content, comfort, and entertainment for the entire family–including the driver. The 2015 Mazda CX-9 isn't as efficient as Mazda's latest offerings, but it manages to put the same kind of smile on the driver's face as the brand's smaller offerings.
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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
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 43.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 139.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 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
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 56
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 59.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
111 113.2
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 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
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.8
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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 37.4
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/50VR20
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4025 4559
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4500 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Mazda CX-9
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 4.0
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 9.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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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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