The Mazda CX-9 mid-size SUV is the only three-row vehicle in the Mazda lineup. Anyone who is searching for a spacious, stylish, modern crossover needs to consider the 2019 Mazda CX-9. While this model comes with plenty of great features and a sharp design, what matters more is how it compares to its competitors.
Here, we are putting the 2019 Mazda CX-9 up against the 2019 Ford Explorer. The Explorer is a formidable foe and stacks up very comparably with the renowned Mazda CX-9. Both vehicles are similarly sized, but which one really takes the edge? Check out our chart below for details on the base models of each crossover.
2019 Mazda CX-9
2019 Ford Explorer
|Available||Adaptive cruise control||Not available|
|Standard||USB connection||Not available|
|Available, with voice activation||Integrated navigation system||Not available|
|Standard||Blind spot monitoring||Not available|
As you can see, the base Mazda CX-9 simply comes with much more than that of the Ford Explorer. The starting MSRP of the Mazda CX-9 is $32,280 compared to $32,365 for the Explorer. Now, in terms of engine size, the Explorer comes with an available 290-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The Mazda CX-9 features just one engine option—a 250-horsepower SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T 4-cylinder engine with Dynamic Pressure Turbo. Still, this engine offers a slightly better fuel economy. Other notable features available on the 2019 Mazda CX-9 include i-ACTIV AWD®, heated seats, MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment, LED exterior and interior lighting, and smart city brake support.
Come on down to Tuttle-Click Mazda to learn more about the Mazda CX-9. Our knowledgeable and friendly sales staff will go over everything else you need to know. We can discuss more pricing specifics, available features, and answer any of your questions.