Compare 2010 Mazda CX-9 vs 2010 Toyota Highlander

2010 Mazda CX-9
2010 Toyota Highlander
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AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 15 21 $31,654 $34,215
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $27,956 $30,205
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Touring 15 21 $29,728 $32,125
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $30,363 $32,815
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $26,665 $28,805
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $28,437 $30,725
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4WD 4-Door V6 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 23 $26,280 $29,200
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $31,202 $34,670
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 17 23 $28,485 $31,650
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 23 $30,536 $33,930
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 27 $23,269 $25,855
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $29,897 $33,220
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 18 24 $27,180 $30,200
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $24,975 $27,750
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $29,230 $32,480
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 18 24 $27,180 $30,200
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 27 25 $31,759 $34,900
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited 27 25 $37,303 $41,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,654
$26,280
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,215
$29,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$570 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mazda CX-9 loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover, yet has three rows of useful seating. The 2010 Toyota Highlander's appeal has grown even more massive with the addition of a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine for base models.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
139.2 145.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 59.7
Third Leg Room (in)
32.4 29.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
43.7 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 43.2
Third Head Room (in)
35.4 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
47.3 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
48.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.4 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
100.7 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.9 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)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.2 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)
20.1 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R20 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R20 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T155/90R18 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 4178
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4250 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/227.4 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6250 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.24
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-9 Toyota Highlander
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4

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