2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Its Competition

2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The high-zoot CX-9 Signature may tempt, but we’d stick with the Touring trim for a better balance between features and value.

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Quick Specs
6.7
The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a crossover SUV that rewards drivers more than it does other passengers.
6.0
The 2020 Chevy Traverse is a three-row family mainstay with plentiful interior space.
6.8
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect.
7.0
The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan.
6.8
The 2020 Toyota Highlander puts practicality above all else, but handling and styling make worthwhile cameos.
7.5
The 2020 Volvo XC90 gets a few tweaks, but remains a stylish, practical, and safe luxury SUV.
MSRP From     
$33,790$29,800$32,765$31,995N/A$48,350
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas V6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSport Utility VehiclesStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
Sport FWDFWD 4-Door LBase RWD8-PassengerN/AT5 FWD Momentum 7 Passenger
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
7878N/A7
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilityN/ASport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODN/AAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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