Compare 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Mazda CX-9
2020 Toyota Highlander
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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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Hybrid LE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE AWD 35 35 $36,489 $39,800
Highlander Hybrid LE FWD 36 35 $35,022 $38,200
Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD 35 34 $43,090 $47,000
Highlander Hybrid Limited FWD 36 35 $41,302 $45,050
Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD 35 34 $46,025 $50,200
Highlander Hybrid Platinum FWD 36 35 $44,237 $48,250
Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD 35 34 $39,056 $42,600
Highlander Hybrid XLE FWD 36 35 $37,589 $41,000
Highlander L AWD 20 27 $33,050 $36,200
Highlander L FWD 21 29 $31,589 $34,600
Highlander LE AWD 20 27 $35,059 $38,400
Highlander LE FWD 20 28 $33,598 $36,800
Highlander Limited AWD 20 27 $41,633 $45,600
Highlander Limited FWD 21 29 $39,853 $43,650
Highlander Platinum AWD 20 27 $44,555 $48,800
Highlander Platinum FWD 21 29 $42,775 $46,850
Highlander XLE AWD 20 27 $37,616 $41,200
Highlander XLE FWD 21 29 $36,155 $39,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,104
$36,489
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,450
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$724 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a crossover SUV that rewards drivers more than it does other passengers. The 2020 Toyota Highlander puts practicality above all else, but handling and styling make worthwhile cameos.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 35 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
35.4 36.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 57.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 55
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 41
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
57.4 57
Passenger Volume (ft³)
135.8 141.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 59
Third Leg Room (in)
29.7 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.4
Third Hip Room (in)
40.1 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.7
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Front Leg Room (in)
41 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
199.4 194.9
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
115.3 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
31.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.5 76
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 84.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
21.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.4 16
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
50.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 48.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
58.6 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13.3
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 13.3
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 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/50VR20 P235/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50VR20 P235/65SR18
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)
350 350
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4388 4465
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 2000 175 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 243 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 35
Transmission
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 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 -
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 -
Summary
Body Style
i-ACTIV AWD Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-9 Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 5.1
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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