2018 MAZDA CX-9 VS The Competition

Alexandria Car Shoppers Will Struggle to Find an SUV That Keeps Up With the 2018 Mazda CX-9

Sporty, thrilling, safe, and smart, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 knows what car shoppers are looking for and delivers it all at an affordable price, so check it out at Brown's Alexandria Mazda. It has earned rave reviews from automotive journalists and safety councils alike, and the only thing they can't agree on is which aspect is its best.

That being said, there are tons of other SUV options available to car shoppers around Washington DC, so we've compared some of those competing 2018 models, the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and Toyota Highlander, to show how the Mazda CX-9 better delivers on everything it promises. See how below.


The 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. The 2018 Ford Explorer

  • Although it's close, the Mazda CX-9 has a lower starting price than the Ford Explorer, but the true value comes from all of the great features that comes standard with the Mazda CX-9, like LED headlights, tri-zone climate control, and push button start, all of which are only found on the pricier trims of the Ford Explorer.
  • The Mazda CX-9 and it's efficient engine will also save you money by reducing how much you spend on gas. With up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway, the Mazda CX-9 lets you pass more Woodbridge gas stations than the Ford Explorer and it's standard 24 mpg highway.
  • Springfield, VA drivers will also enjoy more torque in the Mazda CX-9 and it's I4 engine, 310 pound-feet, than the Ford Explorer's V6 engine, 255 pound-feet.
  • The 2018 Mazda CX-9, thanks to standard safety features like Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring and Smart City Brake Support, was a 2018 Top Safety Pick of the IIHS. The Ford Explorer earned no awards from the IIHS.


The 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. The 2018 Honda Pilot

  • The turbocharged four-cylinder engine of the Mazda CX-9 packs 310 pound-feet of torque, which easily bests the 262 pound-feet found in the V6 engine of the Honda Pilot, and still gets better fuel economy in the city and on the highway than the Honda Pilot.
  • There's more leg room for the first and second row in the Mazda CX-9, so even taller Annandale passengers can relax no matter how long the trip takes.
  • The Mazda CX-9 comes standard with features like rear cross traffic alert, and you only have to step up one trim level to find other safety features like lane keep assist and lane departure warning standard. To find those features standard in the Honda Pilot you'll have to splurge for the Touring trim and its starting price of $41,970.
  • The Mazda CX-9, unlike the Honda Pilot, comes standard with features like LED headlights and tri-zone climate control for greater visibility and greater comfort.


The 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. The 2018 Toyota Highlander

  • Every Mazda CX-9 comes with the same versatile powertrain, and this powertrain delivers much more horsepower and torque than the standard engine of the Toyota Highlander, so that yu can find thrills on every drive.
  • Even with the extra power, the Mazda CX-9 gets reaches much better fuel efficiency specs, an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway and 24 mpg city, when compared to the Toyota Highlander, 24 mpg highway and 20 mpg city.
  • The Mazda CX-9 has a larger cargo space behind the third row than the Toyota Highlander, so Arlington drivers don't have to sacrifice seating capacity to bring items along.
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert come standard in every Mazda CX-9; a claim that the Toyota Highlander cannot make.

Visits Brown's Alexandria Mazda to Discover More

There's even more to learn about the 2018 Mazda CX-9, so come down to our dealership in Alexandria today to talk with a member of our team about this agile SUV!

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