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

Passenger Volume (ft³)

155.8 135.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.1 58.1

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

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Second Leg Room (in)

44.3 39.4

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

--

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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