Compare 2021 Mazda CX-9 vs 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Mazda CX-9
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Carbon Edition AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 Carbon Edition AWD 20 26 $40,848 $43,180
CX-9 Carbon Edition FWD 22 28 $39,049 $41,280
CX-9 Grand Touring AWD 20 26 $41,659 $44,040
CX-9 Grand Touring FWD 22 28 $39,863 $42,140
CX-9 Signature AWD 20 26 $44,273 $46,805
CX-9 Sport AWD 20 26 $34,116 $36,060
CX-9 Sport FWD 22 28 $32,319 $34,160
CX-9 Touring AWD 20 26 $35,808 $37,850
CX-9 Touring FWD 22 28 $34,012 $35,950
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Hybrid LE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE AWD 35 35 $36,979 $40,335
Highlander Hybrid LE FWD 36 35 $35,513 $38,735
Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD 35 34 $43,493 $47,440
Highlander Hybrid Limited FWD 36 35 $41,705 $45,490
Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD 35 34 $46,428 $50,640
Highlander Hybrid Platinum FWD 36 35 $44,640 $48,690
Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD 35 34 $39,546 $43,135
Highlander Hybrid XLE FWD 36 35 $38,080 $41,535
Highlander L AWD 20 27 $33,493 $36,685
Highlander L FWD 21 29 $32,032 $35,085
Highlander LE AWD 20 27 $35,502 $38,885
Highlander LE FWD 21 29 $34,041 $37,285
Highlander Limited AWD 20 27 $41,989 $45,990
Highlander Limited FWD 21 29 $40,209 $44,040
Highlander Platinum AWD 20 27 $44,911 $49,190
Highlander Platinum FWD 21 29 $43,131 $47,240
Highlander XLE AWD 20 27 $38,058 $41,685
Highlander XLE FWD 21 29 $36,597 $40,085
Highlander XSE AWD 20 27 $39,834 $43,630
Highlander XSE FWD 21 29 $38,054 $41,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,848
$36,979
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,180
$40,335
Monthly Payment Estimate
$720 / month
$672 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV rewards drivers with good road manners, but takes a penalty in third-row space. The 2021 Toyota Highlander learned new tricks to keep us entertained on the road, when we’re not asleep in the back anyway.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 35 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
6 8
Front Leg Room (in)
41 42
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 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
199.4 194.9
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 68.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
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 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
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
Front Tire Size
P255/50VR20 P235/65VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50VR20 P235/65VR18
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)
4409 4465
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
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
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 35
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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 - 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
7.8 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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