2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Having trouble deciding on the best SUV for your family? Luckily, we compared the 2018 Mazda CX-9 and the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas to help you compare potential vehicles. Getting straight to the point, both of these SUVs offer many great amenities that make traveling with the family more convenient. Plus, both of these vehicles have great fuel efficiency! The Mazda CX-9 is able to get around 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway; while the Atlas gets about 22 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. But, the Mazda CX-9 does offer a larger fuel tank, saving you time and money at the pump.

Another difference between these two SUVs is the towing capacity; the 2018 Mazda CX-9 has a convenient towing standard of up to 3,500-pounds, though the Atlas is only able to tow about 2,000-pounds. Though luckily, both vehicles offer plenty of passenger space, cargo room and feature flexible seating. However, there are many features and technologies that the Atlas does not have available but the Mazda CX-9 does.

2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Atlas | Available Driver-Assistive Features

2018 Mazda CX-9 Sport FWD


2018 VW Atlas 2.0T S FWD

Standard Blind Spot Monitoring Not Available
Standard Forward Obstruction Warning Not Available
Standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert Not Available
Available Lane Departure Warning System Not Available

2018 Mazda CX-9 Available Entertainment and Convenience Features

Besides the other aspects listed, there are still other key differences between the 2018 Atlas and 2018 Mazda CX-9, and those are the convenience and entertainment options. Though both vehicles offer Bluetooth®, 12-volt DC power outlets and similar audio systems, there are many features that the Mazda CX-9 offers while the Atlas doesn't. For example, some of the available features that the Mazda CX-9 offers are:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Voice Recognition
  • Navigation System with Voice Activation
  • Auxiliary Port
  • And others

Overall, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is able to offer more to drivers and their families compared to the 2018 VW Atlas.

If you are interested in the 2018 Mazda CX-9, you can stop in or contact us at Vic Bailey Mazda for more information.

2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Mazda CX-9 with text saying Car and Driver Recognizes Two Mazda SUVs

Car and Driver Recognizes Two Mazda SUVs: 2018 Mazda CX-5 & 2018 Mazda CX-9

Both the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Mazda CX-9 have earned spots on Car and Driver’s 10 Best Trucks and SUVs list as the Best Compact SUV and Beat Mid-Size SUV, respectively. This is a large win for Mazda as it is a repeat win as Car and Driver recognizes two Mazda SUVs– a repeat win for the Mazda CX-9 and a first time win for the Mazda CX-5.

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