Compare 2012 Mazda CX-9 vs 2012 Toyota Venza

2012 Mazda CX-9
2012 Toyota Venza
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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 $33,230 $35,125
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,439 $31,115
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $31,254 $33,035
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $31,917 $33,735
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $28,125 $29,725
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $29,941 $31,645
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4-Door Wgn I4 AWD LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 AWD LE 20 25 $26,422 $28,875
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 AWD XLE 20 25 $28,416 $31,225
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 FWD LE 21 27 $25,095 $27,425
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 FWD XLE 21 27 $27,097 $29,775
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD LE 18 25 $27,937 $30,700
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD Limited 18 25 $34,502 $37,915
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD XLE 18 25 $30,076 $33,050
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD LE 19 26 $26,618 $29,250
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD Limited 19 26 $33,183 $36,465
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD XLE 19 26 $28,756 $31,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,230
$26,422
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,125
$28,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$585 / month
$481 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mazda CX-9 is a little more enjoyable to drive than most crossovers its size, while it manages three rows of seating, a plush cabin, and decent comfort. The 2012 Toyota Venza isn't pulse-raising, but its smooth styling and calming, practical, comfortable interior provide just what some families or empty-nesters want.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
139.4 108
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 60.0
Third Leg Room (in)
32.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.3
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
43.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 56.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
31.3 27.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 109.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 75.0
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
200.2 189.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
47.3 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
48.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.3 30.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
58.5 - 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 70.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.0 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.8 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 - 11.7 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 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R20 P245/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R20 P245/55R19
Spare Tire Size
T155/90R18 T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4546 3945
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4250 182 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA 1AR
Displacement
3.7L/227 2.7L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6250 182 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injectino Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 4.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.14 3.33
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-9 Toyota Venza
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -
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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