Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$32,280 - $34,080
$31,830 - $35,340

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.17 / 5
6 Reviews
4.67 / 5
12 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
227 hp
185 - 295 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SKYACTIV
3.5L V6 w/D
2.7L 4

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
44.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
40.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.4 in.
38.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 in.
39.9 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

AC

AC

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/60HR18
P245/60SR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.3 in.
109.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.8 ft.
38.7 ft.

Length

Length
199.4 in.
192.5 in.

Width

Width
77.5 in.
75.8 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4217 - 4383 lbs.
4134 - 4398 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
227 hp
185 - 295 hp

Torque

Torque
310 ft. lbs.
184 - 263 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3500 lbs.
1500 - 5000 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 lbs.
150 - 500 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 - 19.5 gal.
19.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 25 mpg
22 - 24 mpg

City

City
20 - 22 mpg
19 - 20 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 - 28 mpg
24 - 27 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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
Mazda CX-9
Toyota Highlander

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility - i-ACTIV AWD Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

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

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
7
8

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
135.1 ft³.
144.9 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4217 - 4383 lbs.
4134 - 4398 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 - 24 mpg.
22 - 23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 - 22 mpg.
19 - 20 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 - 28 mpg.
24 - 27 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs.
1500 - 5000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs.
150 - 500 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs.
1500 - 5000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs.
150 - 500 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
3500 lbs.
1500 - 5000 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Regular Unleaded I-4 - Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.5 L/152
2.7 L/163 - 3.5 L/211

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Port/Direct Injection - Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6 - 8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.49
3.30 - 5.52

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99
1.90 - 3.18

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45
1.42 - 2.05

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.00 - 1.49

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71
0.71 - 1.23

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60
0.61 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99
4.15 - 4.22

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41
3.00 - 4.36

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 - 7.7
7.7, 8.0, 8.1

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
150

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P255/60HR18
P245/60SR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR18
P245/60SR18

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 in.
18 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 in.
18 X 7.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.8 ft.
38.7 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
12.9 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 in.
12.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19 - 19.5 gal.
19.2 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
40.7 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
44.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.9 in.
59.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
56.7 in.
57.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 in.
39.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
39.4 in.
38.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
58.1 in.
59.6 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
57.4 in.
57.1 in.

Third Head Room

Third Head Room
35.4 in.
35.9 in.

Third Leg Room

Third Leg Room
29.7 in.
27.7 in.

Third Shoulder Room

Third Shoulder Room
53.1 in.
55 in.

Third Hip Room

Third Hip Room
40.1 in.
45.6 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.3 in.
109.8 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
199.4 in.
192.5 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
77.5 in.
75.8 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
67.6 in.
68.1 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
65.3 in.
64.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
65.2 in.
64.2 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
71.2 ft³.
83.7 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
38.2 ft³.
42.3 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
14.4 ft³.
13.8 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
CX-9
Highlander

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Sport Utility
Intermediate Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5
2.7 - 3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4 - 6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4