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

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA - TBD -

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

--

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

--

Overall Side Crash Rating

--

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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