2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Buick Enclave

The Mazda brand has done just that, providing those interested with well-equipped models for performance, comfort, and safety. One such model is the 2020 Mazda CX-9.

As a midsize three-row SUV, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 can seat up to seven passengers. Armed with new safety features and a strong turbocharged engine, the model stacks up to others in the Irvine, CA area such as the 2020 Buick Enclave. Review a comprehensive guide between the two below:

2020 Mazda CX-9


2020 Buick Enclave

2.5L 4-cylinder Turbo Base Engine 3.6L 6-Cylinder
250 (at 5,000 rpm) Horsepower 310 (at 6,800 rpm)
310 ft-lbs (at 2,000 rpm) Torque 266 (at 2,800 rpm)
22 City / 28 Highway MPG Estimated Fuel Economy 18 City / 26 Highway
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available
$33,890 Starting MSRP $40,000

Looking at the overall engine specifications for each model, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 possesses an interesting set of performance specs. While the 2020 Buick Enclave offers a larger 3.6L engine, the CX-9 offers better acceleration and more torque (320 ft-lbs) than its counterpart. Pair this with the standard Adaptive Cruise Control feature, and the drive inside the CX-9 makes for a better experience. Most notably, the difference in fuel economy may be of importance, as the CX-9 boasts up to 24 Combined estimated MPG compared to the 22 Combined MPG in the Enclave.

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2020 Mazda CX-9

Safety Feature

2020 Buick Enclave

Standard Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go Not Available
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Standard
Standard Lane Keep Assist Not Available
Standard Lane Departure Warning Not Available
Standard Rear View Camera Standard
Available Adaptive Front Headlights Not Available

One significant difference between each model comes in the availability of safety features. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 took a big jump in this regard, adding the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety features to all models. Such features – most listed above – are mostly unavailable in standard 2020 Buick Enclave models. To receive all the above features (without the Adaptive Front Headlights), you would need to pay up to $54,995 for the highest trim of a 2020 Buick Enclave. Meanwhile, the CX-9 when Adaptive Front headlights are equipped, won an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Between the difference in engine specifications and safety feature availability, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 at Tuttle-Click Mazda offers much more at an affordable rate compared to the 2020 Buick Enclave. You can find select trims and options at our location in Irvine, CA.

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