2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. Its Competition

2018 Mazda CX-9
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Families looking for good value should consider a Mazda CX-9 Touring with a Premium Package.

For thousands less than others, at $37,790, it delivers luxury-class goods without the price tag.

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse2018 Chevrolet Traverse
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2018 Ford Explorer2018 Ford Explorer
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2018 Honda Pilot2018 Honda Pilot
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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
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2018 Toyota Highlander2018 Toyota Highlander
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Quick Specs
6.7
The 2018 Mazda CX-9 meets or exceeds expectations for what a mainstream three-row crossover can be. Have you seen it?
7.4
A new powertrain and crisp (but conservative) styling mean the Traverse is once again a contender in the three-row crossover race.
6.7
The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon.
7.3
The 2018 Honda Pilot ranks among the very best three-row crossover SUVs; it’s all about the packaging.
7.3
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport still does what good crossover SUVs do best: it delivers flexible space, decent performance, and great value.
6.8
The 2018 Toyota Highlander delivers much of what families want in a three-row crossover at a reasonable price; the Highlander Hybrid is icing on the cake.
MSRP From     
$32,130$29,930$32,140$30,900$24,950$31,230
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSport Utility VehiclesStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
Sport FWDFWD 4-Door L w/1L0Base FWDLX 2WD2.4L AutomaticLE I4 FWD (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
787858
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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