Compare 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Subaru Ascent

2020 Mazda CX-9
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 Grand Touring AWD 20 26 $41,104 $43,450
CX-9 Grand Touring FWD 22 28 $39,306 $41,550
CX-9 Signature AWD 20 26 $43,716 $46,215
CX-9 Sport AWD 20 26 $33,859 $35,790
CX-9 Sport FWD 22 28 $32,064 $33,890
CX-9 Touring AWD 20 26 $35,580 $37,610
CX-9 Touring FWD 22 28 $33,784 $35,710
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8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,027 $31,995
Ascent Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $41,922 $45,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,104
$30,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,450
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$724 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a crossover SUV that rewards drivers more than it does other passengers. The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
35.4 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
135.8 153.5
Second Hip Room (in)
57.4 57.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
29.7 31.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 40
Third Hip Room (in)
40.1 45.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
199.4 196.8
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 71.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
115.3 113.8
Liftover Height (in)
31.7 32
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.5 76
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.3 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
84.9 82.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.2 86.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
21.5 19.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.4 17.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.2 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
50.5 47.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 47.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
58.6 47.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
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 13.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/50VR20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50VR20 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4388 4430
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 2000 277 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.4 L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 260 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.14
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 3.23 - 0.75
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.47
Summary
Body Style
i-ACTIV AWD Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-9 Subaru Ascent
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
7.8 7.7
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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