2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Mazda CX-9 exterior front fascia and drivers side vs 2018 Toyota Highlander exterior front fascia and drivers side

If you are looking for an SUV to drive, there seem to be almost too many to choose from. So how do you pick what one is the best fit for you? We’ve decided to help you out by comparing the 2018 Mazda CX-9 to one of its common competitors; the 2018 Toyota Highlander.

We’ve come across some common specs and features that many SUV shoppers look for in their new vehicle. This includes power, fuel efficiency, and how much space each vehicle has. Now, we’ve taken these specs and features and put a table together so you can see how the 2018 Mazda CX-9 holds up against the 2018 Highlander. For the purpose of this comparison, we’ve taken the base trim for each. Meaning, the specs of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 Sport with the 2.5-Liter 4-cylinder Turbo engine, and those of the 2018 Toyota Highlander LE with the 2.7-Liter 4-cylinder engine.

2018 Mazda CX-9


2018 Toyota Highlander

227 hp Horsepower 185 hp
310 ft-lbs Torque 184 ft-lbs
22/28/24 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined) 20/24/22 mpg
14.4 cu. ft. Cargo Space 13.8 cu. ft.

Advantages of the 2018 Mazda CX-9

As you can see in the table, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 has significantly more power than that of the 2018 Toyota Highlander. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 generates 42 more horsepower than the Highlander, and 126 ft-lbs more torque. So, if you are someone who needs more power in their vehicle, you may want to consider the CX-9 over the Highlander.

Likewise, the Mazda CX-9 has better gas mileage than the Highlander. It isn’t the drastic difference that we saw in the power, but you will still receive 2 more miles per gallon combined than the Highlander. This is the same with cargo space, as theMazda CX-9 has 14.4 cubic feet, compared to the 13.8 cu. ft. of the Highlander.

If you have any questions on the 2018 Mazda CX-9, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Vic Bailey Mazda. We would be glad to help you find your new vehicle.

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