Compare the 2017 Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9 Challenges Competitors to Match its Power and Efficiency at Brown's Alexandria Mazda

When drivers in the Alexandria, VA area seek control, power, and comfort behind the wheel, they know to turn to the award-winning Mazda CX-9 here at Brown's Alexandria Mazda. "Remarkably engineered to take on the incredible," the Mazda CX-9 has been called "sporty" and "agile" by and praised for its spacious interior by No matter how big or small the adventures may be the powerful 3.7L V6 engine beneath the hood promises an enhanced performance and an EPA-estimated 24 MPG on the highway. More importantly, this new SUV has been engineered with a new intelligent body structure, high tensile steel and innovative safety technologies to keep drivers and passengers safe and informed on the road. Unrivaled in its class, the Mazda CX-9 is worth comparing to its competitors so the customer can get an idea of the advantage they'll experience behind the wheel of one of our new Mazda models.

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The Mazda CX-9 vs. the Honda Pilot

  • The Mazda CX-9 boasts a smaller engine that still cranks out considerable power, but the true draw is just how efficient it is. With considerably higher fuel efficiency in the city and on the highway than the Honda Pilot, it's the clear choice.

  • And despite that smaller engine, the Mazda CX-9 cranks out more torque than the Pilot; compare 310 lb-ft to the Pilot's 262 lb-ft of torque.

  • The Mazda CX-9 boasts some standard features on the base trim that the Pilot can't offer. With air conditioning with climate control and HD Radio at your command, you'll be entertained and comfortable no matter what.

  • The Mazda CX-9 offers more front and rear leg room than the Pilot, so even your taller passengers will have the room they need.

The Mazda CX-9 vs. the Ford Explorer

  • Same as above, the Mazda CX-9 offers much higher fuel efficiency numbers both on the highway and in the city compared to the Ford Explorer.

  • The Mazda CX-9's 310 lb-ft of torque means you'll be up and running far more quickly than the Explorer's 255 lb-ft of torque can offer.

  • The Mazda CX-9's base trim boasts more standard and optional features than the Explorer. With standard air conditioning and HD radio, along with the option of heated and cooled seats as well as navigation, you'll be ready for anything.

  • The lower curb weight of the Mazda CX-9 means a lighter feel at the wheel; the Explorer's heavier weight certainly doesn't do it any favors.

  • Finally, the Mazda CX-9 offers one more exterior and interior color option at the base level than the Explorer does. You'll find it that much easier to express your unique personality to those you pass by.



The 2017 Mazda CX-9 vs the 2017 Toyota Highlander

  • The base engine in the 2017 Mazda CX-9 provides higher EPA-estimated fuel efficiency numbers than the 2017 Toyota Highlander. Compare 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway in the Mazda CX-9 to 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway in the Highlander
  • The Mazda CX-9's base engine also offers considerably higher horsepower and torque than the Highlander's. Compare 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque in the Mazda CX-9 to 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque in the Highlander.
  • Standard features in the base Mazda CX-9, such as automatic climate control, HD Radio, hands-free calling, and keyless ignition, are only available on higher trim levels of the Highlander.
  • Optional features in the base Mazda CX-9, such as heated front seats, navigation, power front seats, and parking assistance features, are only available on higher trim levels of the Highlander.
  • You'll find more rear hip and leg room in the Mazda CX-9, ensuring your taller passengers have a more comfortable ride.
  • The Mazda CX-9's 8.8 inches of ground clearance makes it that much easier to tackle obstacles than the Highlander's 8.0 inches of ground clearance.
  • The Mazda CX-9 can tow up to 3,500 lbs. while the Highlander can only tow up to 1,500 lbs.
  • The Mazda CX-9 can haul a maximum payload of 1,517 lbs. while the Highlander can only haul a maximum payload of 1,455 lbs.
  • According to, the Mazda CX-9 has higher Average Consumer Ratings than the Highlander in the categories of Interior, Safety, and Technology, each at 5 stars. It's also worth noting that the Mazda CX-9 ties with the Highlander in the Performance and Comfort categories at 4.5 stars.