Ford Flex vs. Mazda CX-9

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$30,285
$32,130 - $33,930

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.74 / 5
31 Reviews
4.61 / 5
36 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
227 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L Ti
2.5L SKYACTIV

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.8 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.8 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
44.3 in.
39.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.5 in.
38.5 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

AC

AC

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/60TR17
P255/60HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
117.9 in.
115.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.7 ft.
38.8 ft.

Width

Width
75.9 in.
199.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4439 lbs.
4166 - 4361 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
227 hp

Torque

Torque
254 ft. lbs.
310 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 lbs.
3500 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 lbs.
350 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.6 gal.
19 - 19.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
20 mpg
23 - 25 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
20 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 mpg
26 - 28 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford Flex
Mazda CX-9

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
7
7

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
155.8 ft³.
135.1 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4439 lbs.
4166 - 4361 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 mpg.
23 - 24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 mpg.
20 - 22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 mpg.
26 - 28 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs.
3500 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs.
350 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs.
3500 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs.
350 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
2000 lbs.
3500 lbs.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
998
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6
2.5 L/152

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/213
Gasoline Direct Injection

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
6

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
44J
Automatic w/OD

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
3.49

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
1.99

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48
1.45

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87
1.00

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84
0.71

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41
0.60

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
3.99

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74
4.41

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88
7.4 - 7.7

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39
150

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650
Strut

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2
Multi-Link

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175
Strut

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
P255/60HR18

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
P255/60HR18

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Compact

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/60TR17
18 X 8 in.

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/60TR17
18 X 8 in.

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact in.

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in.
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in.
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Steel

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rack-Pinion

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
38.8 ft.

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
4-Wheel Disc

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
4-Wheel

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.7 ft.
Yes

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Yes

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
12.6 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
12.8 in.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
19 - 19.5 gal.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in.
41 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.6 gal.
57.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.8 in.
56.7 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.8 in.
38.5 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.4 in.
39.4 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.5 in.
58.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.5 in.
57.4 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
44.3 in.
35.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
58.1 in.
29.7 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
55 in.
53.1 in.

Third Head Room

Third Head Room
38.7 in.
40.1 in.

Third Leg Room

Third Leg Room
33.3 in.
115.3 in.

Third Shoulder Room

Third Shoulder Room
50.8 in.
199.4 in.

Third Hip Room

Third Hip Room
41.1 in.
77.5 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
117.9 in.
69 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.9 in.
65.3 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
68 in.
65.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
65.4 in.
84.9 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
65.4 in.
50.5 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.9 in.
21.5 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
83.2 ft³.
58.6 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.2 ft³.
40.2 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
20 ft³.
29.6 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Flex
71.2 ft³.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Sport Utility
38.2 ft³.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
14.4 ft³.

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
CX-9

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
Intermediate Sport Utility

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
Sport Utility

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
2.5

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
DOHC