Compare 2017 Mazda CX-9 vs 2017 Toyota Highlander

2017 Mazda CX-9
2017 Toyota Highlander
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 Grand Touring AWD 20 26 $39,996 $42,270
CX-9 Grand Touring FWD 22 28 $38,294 $40,470
CX-9 Signature AWD 20 26 $41,930 $44,315
CX-9 Sport AWD 20 26 $31,534 $33,320
CX-9 Sport FWD 22 28 $29,832 $31,520
CX-9 Touring AWD 20 26 $35,742 $37,770
CX-9 Touring FWD 22 28 $34,040 $35,970
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Hybrid LE V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE V6 AWD 30 28 $33,114 $36,270
Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6 AWD 29 27 $43,715 $47,880
Highlander Hybrid Limited V6 AWD 29 27 $40,866 $44,760
Highlander Hybrid XLE V6 AWD 29 27 $37,735 $41,330
Highlander LE I4 FWD 20 24 $27,965 $30,630
Highlander LE Plus V6 AWD 20 27 $33,343 $36,520
Highlander LE Plus V6 FWD 21 27 $32,010 $35,060
Highlander LE V6 AWD 19 26 $31,170 $34,140
Highlander LE V6 FWD 20 27 $29,837 $32,680
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 AWD 20 26 $42,236 $46,260
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 FWD 21 27 $40,903 $44,800
Highlander Limited V6 AWD 20 26 $39,387 $43,140
Highlander Limited V6 FWD 21 27 $38,054 $41,680
Highlander SE V6 AWD 20 26 $37,571 $41,150
Highlander SE V6 FWD 21 27 $36,237 $39,690
Highlander XLE V6 AWD 20 26 $36,503 $39,980
Highlander XLE V6 FWD 21 27 $35,169 $38,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,996
$33,114
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,270
$36,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$605 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With sharp looks inside and out, the CX-9 makes a good first impression—but we are less enthralled with its space utilization inside. The Toyota Highlander gets a stronger, more responsive powertrain for 2017, but the main strengths are the ride quality, the cabin refinement, and the space for eight.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 55
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.4 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
135.1 144.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
29.7 26.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.9
Third Hip Room (in)
40.1 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 59
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Front Leg Room (in)
41 44.2
Third Head Room (in)
35.4 35.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
115.3 109.8
Height, Overall (in)
69 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 64.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 75.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
58.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.2 83.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
84.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.4 13.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
21.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 42.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
50.5 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.9
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 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50VR20 P245/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50VR20 P245/60TR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4327 4825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 2000 215 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 306 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.49 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-9 Toyota Highlander
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 6.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
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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