2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2020 Buick Enclave

A dark gray 2020 Mazda CX-9 compared to a gray 2020 Buick Enclave.

Are you in need of a seven-seat vehicle for you and your family in the Rochester area? There are tons of models around that can provide the space, but you may still want to feel the rush of the open road. Enter the 2020 Mazda CX-9; an affordable and incredibly fun-to-drive midsize three-row SUV. But compared to higher-priced models like the 2020 Buick Enclave, how does it hold up? At Marketplace Mazda, we compared the two below:

2020 Mazda CX-9


2020 Buick Enclave

2.5L 4-Cylinder Turbo 8A Engine 3.6L 6-Cylinder 9A
227 (at 5,000 rpm) Horsepower 310 (at 6,800 rpm)
310 (at 2,000 rpm) Torque (in ft-lbs) 266 (at 2,800 rpm)
24 Combined MPG Fuel Economy 21 Combined MPG
$33,890 Starting MSRP $42,000

Looking at the engine specifications above, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 has a lot to give despite the general numbers. While the 2020 Buick Enclave offers more horsepower, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 offers better acceleration by reaching its max performance at lower RPMs. Combine that with the improved fuel economy and you can save additional money at the pump. Even if you do want an additional boost, using premium unleaded fuel in the CX-9 provides up to 250 horsepower with 320 ft-lbs of torque.

Safety Features Inside the 2020 Mazda CX-9

One aspect of midsize three-row crossovers that may go overlooked in a comparison is the safety packages of each model. Fortunately, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 offers a strong cast of safety features inside the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite. This included a host of standard features, which include:

  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

The model also has available Adaptive Front headlights, which allow drivers an extra moment of sight to spot any objects around a corner at night. As a winner of a 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the CX-9 is a great model for safety support features to help keep you and your family safe.

With an impressive drive and an award-winning set of safety features, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a great option for families and wallets alike. Even when compared to more expensive models like the 2020 Buick Enclave, it offers an impressive drive to outmatch others in its class. To experience it for yourself, you can test drive a CX-9 in the Rochester area today by heading to Marketplace Mazda.