2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

What do you want out of an SUV? Well, there are many things to consider. You'll need spacious seating for family and friends, a powerful engine to create tight and responsive controls, a fuel economy that is above average for its large vehicle size, and cargo capacity for luggage, equipment, and other items you need to take with you.

Is there a vehicle out there that meets all of these demands? Well, perhaps a few. But you'll still want the best of the best. So, we'll take a look at 2 that meet those criteria. Here are 2 large-size SUVs packed with practicality and power to create a reliable ride for a large audience. It's the 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs the 2018 Toyota Highlander.

Find Your Mazda CX-9 Match!

2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander
2.5L inline 4 Base Engine 2.7L inline 4
228 hp / 310 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 185 hp / 184 lb-ft
22 City MPG / 28 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 20 City MPG / 24 Highway MPG
$32,130 Starting MSRP $31,030

2018 Mazda CX-9 Rochester, NY

Both models have their strengths and weaknesses, but we'd have to give the edge to the 2018 Mazda CX-9. The 2018 Toyota Highlander has a bit more interior space for cargo capacity, but the 2018 Mazda CX-9 wins in the categories of fuel economy, power, and handling. We'd definitely say that's worth the slight increase in price with its higher starting MSRP. That's not even mentioning the amazing technology and features found included within the 2018 Mazda CX-9, such as:

  • Smart City Brake Support
  • 12-Speaker Bose® Centerpoint®2 Surround Sound System
  • SKYACTIV®-G Vectoring Control
  • Rosewood Interior Trim Detailing
  • i-ACTIV AWD®
  • Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Adaptable Cargo Space Configuration
  • Distance Recognition Support System
  • Intuitive Commander Control Console
  • And more!

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is out now! You can find it available for purchase right here at Marketplace Mazda. To learn more about the 2018 Mazda CX-9, or the rest of the Mazda catalog, give our sales team a call or visit us on location. The dealership of Marketplace Mazda is located in Rochester, New York within Monroe County.


2018 Mazda CX-9 front grille and fascia
2018 Mazda CX-9 driving through fall forest
2018 Mazda CX-9 3 rows of interior seating
2018 Mazda CX-9 interior door trim and features