Compare 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

2018 Mazda CX-9
2018 Nissan Pathfinder
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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 $32,111 $33,930
CX-9 Sport FWD 22 28 $30,409 $32,130
CX-9 Touring AWD 20 26 $34,788 $36,760
CX-9 Touring FWD 22 28 $33,086 $34,960
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4x4 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 4x4 Platinum 19 26 $41,122 $44,260
Pathfinder 4x4 S 19 26 $30,422 $32,730
Pathfinder 4x4 SL 19 26 $36,649 $39,440
Pathfinder 4x4 SV 19 26 $32,919 $35,420
Pathfinder FWD Platinum 20 27 $39,553 $42,570
Pathfinder FWD S 20 27 $28,854 $31,040
Pathfinder FWD SL 20 27 $35,081 $37,750
Pathfinder FWD SV 20 27 $31,350 $33,730
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,996
$41,122
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,270
$44,260
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$738 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mazda CX-9 meets or exceeds expectations for what a mainstream three-row crossover can be. Have you seen it? The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder should be on the list for shoppers looking for a large crossover. The Pathfinder is highly functional, but not entirely interesting.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.4 56
Passenger Volume (ft³)
135.1 133.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 60.9
Third Leg Room (in)
29.7 30.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
40.1 42
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 60.4
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Leg Room (in)
41 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
35.4 36.5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 41.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
115.3 114.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.5 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 65.7
Length, Overall (in)
199.4 198.5
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 69.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.2 78.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
50.5 51.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.4 16
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
58.6 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.3 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
84.9 78.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 47
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
21.5 19.8
Brakes
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 12.1
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)
12.6 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/50VR20 P235/55HR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50VR20 P235/55HR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 6000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 600
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4361 4662
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 20 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 2000 259 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 284 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 2.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
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 2.41 - 0.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-9 Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.4
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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