Compare 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Mazda CX-9
2018 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 $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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Hybrid LE V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE V6 AWD 30 28 $33,662 $36,870
Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6 AWD 29 27 $44,263 $48,480
Highlander Hybrid Limited V6 AWD 29 27 $41,414 $45,360
Highlander Hybrid XLE V6 AWD 29 27 $38,283 $41,930
Highlander LE I4 FWD 20 24 $28,512 $31,230
Highlander LE Plus V6 AWD 20 27 $33,891 $37,120
Highlander LE Plus V6 FWD 21 27 $32,558 $35,660
Highlander LE V6 AWD 19 26 $31,718 $34,740
Highlander LE V6 FWD 20 27 $30,385 $33,280
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 AWD 20 26 $42,784 $46,860
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 FWD 21 27 $41,451 $45,400
Highlander Limited V6 AWD 20 26 $39,935 $43,740
Highlander Limited V6 FWD 21 27 $38,602 $42,280
Highlander SE V6 AWD 20 26 $38,119 $41,750
Highlander SE V6 FWD 21 27 $36,785 $40,290
Highlander XLE V6 AWD 20 26 $37,051 $40,580
Highlander XLE V6 FWD 21 27 $35,717 $39,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,996
$33,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,270
$36,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$615 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.8
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 Toyota Highlander delivers much of what families want in a three-row crossover at a reasonable price; the Highlander Hybrid is icing on the cake.
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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
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 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.9
Third Hip Room (in)
40.1 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 59.6
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
Third Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 55
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
115.3 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.5 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 64.4
Length, Overall (in)
199.4 192.5
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 68.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.2 83.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
50.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.4 13.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
58.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
84.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 42.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
21.5 -
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 12.2
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 12.9
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4361 4398
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
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
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 30
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
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
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-9 Toyota Highlander
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.1
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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