Compare 2019 Ford Flex vs 2019 Mazda CX-9

2019 Ford Flex
2019 Mazda CX-9
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex Limited AWD 16 22 $39,110 $40,740
Flex Limited EcoBoost AWD 15 21 $41,847 $43,590
Flex Limited FWD 16 23 $37,239 $38,790
Flex SE FWD 16 23 $29,658 $30,575
Flex SEL AWD 16 22 $33,831 $35,240
Flex SEL FWD 16 23 $31,958 $33,290
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 Grand Touring AWD 20 26 $40,335 $42,640
CX-9 Grand Touring FWD 22 28 $38,633 $40,840
CX-9 Signature AWD 20 26 $42,913 $45,365
CX-9 Sport AWD 20 26 $32,243 $34,080
CX-9 Sport FWD 22 28 $30,541 $32,280
CX-9 Touring AWD 20 26 $35,127 $37,130
CX-9 Touring FWD 22 28 $33,425 $35,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,110
$40,335
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,740
$42,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$679 / month
$711 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.2
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Flex was a brilliant design in 2009, but it’s showing its age. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 delivers heavily on style, but it’s just adequate in other respects.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.8 135.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 35.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 39.4
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 -
Second Hip Room (in)
55 57.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 57.9
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 29.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 199.4
Height, Overall (in)
68 67.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 115.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 77.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 31.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20 14.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 71.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 50.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 58.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 30.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 84.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 21.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 40.2
Brakes
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)
12.8 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 19.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 38.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P255/50VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P255/50VR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4637 4383
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 20 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 310 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6500 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.41
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.99
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.49
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Mazda CX-9
Body Style
Sport Utility i-ACTIV AWD 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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 7.7
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
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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