Compare 2013 Ford Flex vs 2013 Mazda CX-9

2013 Ford Flex
2013 Mazda CX-9
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 23 $38,373 $41,150
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,863 $43,820
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $36,554 $39,200
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $29,123 $30,900
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 23 $32,872 $35,250
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $31,052 $33,300
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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 $34,413 $36,375
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,686 $31,375
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $31,996 $33,820
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $32,911 $34,785
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $28,183 $29,785
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $30,492 $32,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,373
$34,413
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,150
$36,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$686 / month
$606 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring. The 2013 Mazda CX-9 gets a sharper, even sportier look, as well as new active-safety features, and should remain one of the most exciting and engaging vehicles with three rows of seating.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.800 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
44.300 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
41.800 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.8 139.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.000 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.400 59.4
Third Leg Room (in)
33.300 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
40.500 39.0
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
41.100 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.100 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.800 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
38.700 35.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.500 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.400 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
117.900 113.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.900 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.400 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
201.800 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 47.3
Height, Overall (in)
68.000 68.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 48.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.200 48.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 58.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.200 100.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 19.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.000 17.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 46.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.800 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
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)
13.000 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.600 20.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.000 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.700 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R19 P245/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R19 P245/50R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90R18
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4643 4552
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 20 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4500 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6250 273 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.840 1.555
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000 NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.859
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.880 3.393
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.870 2.370
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.650 3.464
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.410 1.154
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.740 0.685
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.480 4.148
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Mazda CX-9
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.259 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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