Carrying the essence and elegance of Mazda’s signature and artful Kodo design, the refined 2023 Mazda CX-9 three-row seven-seater SUV is one of the best options in its class. Engineered to give optimum comfort, the 2023 CX-9 features luxury features like a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, a power sliding glass moonroof with sunshade, and an impeccable performance to top it all off. However, this family-friendly SUV is not without a fair share of competition from brands like Toyota and Kia. In this 2023 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander model comparison review, we at Tuttle-Click Mazda in Irvine, CA, compare the two SUVs to find out which model fits your needs better.
2023 Mazda CX-9
2023 Toyota Highlander
|$38,750 ||Starting MSRP
|SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter 4-cylinder
||2.4-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged |
||Maximum Horsepower (hp)/Maximum Torque (lb.-ft.) ||265/310 |
|19.5||Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
With an advantage over the 2023 Toyota Highlander in terms of engine, torque ratings, and fuel capacity, the 2023 Mazda CX-9 is an excellent choice for a three-row SUV. With standard i-Activ AWD®, the CX-9 gives a seamless performance fit for every weather. This system constantly monitors the changing road conditions and adjusts the power sent to each wheel.
With Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, the 2023 CX-9 allows you to connect your iPhone® and Android smartphone. You can easily access maps, playlists, contacts, and other compatible apps on the large 10.25-inch full-color display in the dashboard. Also, the standard wireless charging pad allows you to charge your Qi-enabled smartphone seamlessly.
If you’re interested in the 2023 Mazda CX-9, visit us at Tuttle-Click Mazda in Irvine, CA! To get behind its wheel, you can schedule a test drive.