Compare 2018 Volvo XC90 vs 2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Volvo XC90
2018 Mazda CX-9
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T5 FWD 7-Passenger Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
T5 FWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 29 $44,086 $46,900
T5 FWD 7-Passenger Momentum 22 29 $44,086 $46,900
T5 AWD 5-Passenger Momentum 22 28 $46,154 $49,100
T5 AWD 7-Passenger Momentum 22 28 $46,154 $49,100
T5 FWD 7-Passenger R-Design 22 29 $48,786 $51,900
T5 FWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 29 $49,162 $52,300
T5 AWD 7-Passenger R-Design 22 28 $50,854 $54,100
T6 AWD 7-Passenger Momentum 20 27 $51,089 $54,350
T5 AWD 5-Passenger R-Design 22 28 $51,230 $54,500
T6 AWD 7-Passenger R-Design 20 27 $54,473 $57,950
T6 AWD 7-Passenger Inscription 20 27 $55,883 $59,450
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger Momentum N/A N/A $61,053 $64,950
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger R-Design N/A N/A $64,437 $68,550
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid 7-Passenger Inscription N/A N/A $65,847 $70,050
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Excellence N/A N/A $98,606 $104,900
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FWD Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Sport 22 28 $30,409 $32,130
AWD Sport 20 26 $32,111 $33,930
FWD Touring 22 28 $33,086 $34,960
AWD Touring 20 26 $34,788 $36,760
FWD Grand Touring 22 28 $38,294 $40,470
AWD Grand Touring 20 26 $39,996 $42,270
AWD Signature 20 26 $41,930 $44,315
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,086
$30,409
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,900
$32,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$782 / month
$536 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Volvo XC90 is the crossover success that brought new buyers into the brand. Its mix of good looks and excellent tech make it a major player now. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 meets or exceeds expectations for what a mainstream three-row crossover can be. Have you seen it?
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
46.9 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37 39.4
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 57.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.9
Third Leg Room (in)
31.9 29.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
44.9 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 58.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.8 135.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 35.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.7 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
117.5 115.3
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 69
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.8 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 77.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
41.8 38.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
21.8 21.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
35 29.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.7 71.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.6 50.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.8 14.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
47.4 40.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
80.3 84.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 58.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 12.6
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)
12.1 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P255/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P255/60HR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4394 4166
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5600 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 4500 310 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/120 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 1.99
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 3.49
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 4.41
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.45
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Trans Type
8 6
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC90 Mazda CX-9
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 7.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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