The Mazda CX-9 competes in an ultra-competitive segment vying for families and attention.
The 2018 Chevy Traverse is new for this year and features an updated interior and a touchscreen that we like.
The Ford Explorer is the vet of the group, and its cramped third row isn’t what we’d recommend for most families.
The Honda Pilot was our 2016 Best Car to Buy and among the tops in its class.
The Hyundai Santa Fe was recently redesigned with better interior features and more comfortable seats, and should be in the running for most families.
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|2018 Mazda CX-9Browse Used Listings||2018 Chevrolet TraverseBrowse Used Listings||2018 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2018 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2018 Hyundai Santa FeBrowse Used Listings||2018 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Sport Utility Vehicles||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|Sport FWD||FWD 4-Door L w/1L0||Base FWD||LX 2WD||2.4L Automatic||LE I4 FWD (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse||2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2018 Ford Explorer||2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2018 Honda Pilot||2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe||2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander|