Compare 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Mazda CX-9
2019 Toyota Highlander
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 Grand Touring AWD 20 26 $40,335 $42,640
CX-9 Grand Touring FWD 22 28 $38,633 $40,840
CX-9 Signature AWD 20 26 $42,913 $45,365
CX-9 Sport AWD 20 26 $32,243 $34,080
CX-9 Sport FWD 22 28 $30,541 $32,280
CX-9 Touring AWD 20 26 $35,127 $37,130
CX-9 Touring FWD 22 28 $33,425 $35,330
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Hybrid LE V6 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE V6 AWD 30 28 $34,256 $37,520
Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6 AWD 29 27 $44,903 $49,180
Highlander Hybrid Limited V6 AWD 29 27 $42,053 $46,060
Highlander Hybrid XLE V6 AWD 29 27 $38,877 $42,580
Highlander LE I4 FWD 20 24 $29,060 $31,830
Highlander LE Plus V6 AWD 20 27 $34,893 $38,220
Highlander LE Plus V6 FWD 21 27 $33,561 $36,760
Highlander LE V6 AWD 19 26 $32,265 $35,340
Highlander LE V6 FWD 20 27 $30,932 $33,880
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 AWD 20 26 $43,378 $47,510
Highlander Limited Platinum V6 FWD 21 27 $42,045 $46,050
Highlander Limited V6 AWD 20 26 $40,529 $44,390
Highlander Limited V6 FWD 21 27 $39,196 $42,930
Highlander SE V6 AWD 20 26 $38,711 $42,400
Highlander SE V6 FWD 21 27 $37,378 $40,940
Highlander XLE V6 AWD 20 26 $37,598 $41,180
Highlander XLE V6 FWD 21 27 $36,264 $39,720
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,335
$34,256
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,640
$37,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$711 / month
$625 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 delivers heavily on style, but it’s just adequate in other respects. The 2019 Toyota Highlander delivers safety, features, comfort, and efficiency in a family-friendly package.
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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
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 57.2
Third Hip Room (in)
40.1 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 59.6
Third Head Room (in)
35.4 35.9
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 59.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 55
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
57.4 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41 44.2
Third Leg Room (in)
29.7 27.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
135.1 144.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 39.9
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 64.4
Length, Overall (in)
199.4 192.5
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
115.3 109.8
Liftover Height (in)
31.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.5 75.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 42.3
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 1 (ft³)
71.2 83.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
21.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.4 13.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
50.5 -
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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50VR20 P245/60SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50VR20 P245/60SR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4383 4398
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 2000 215 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
i-ACTIV AWD Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
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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