Compare Mazda CX-9 with Similar Models in Danbury, CT

Mazda CX-9 vs. the Competition

Meet the Mazda CX-9, a midsize three-row SUV that blends sophistication and peak performance. Before New Milford motorists consider purchasing a new Mazda CX-9 from our Colonial Mazda inventory, they should do their homework on our SUV's competitors, including the Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander and Subaru Ascent. The Mazda CX-9 showcases several strengths, but how does it fare against competing models? Colonial Mazda is here to break it down.

Mazda CX-9 vs. Nissan Pathfinder

  • The Mazda CX-9's Skyactiv®-G 2.5 Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine provides effortless acceleration when and where Danbury drivers need it most. It delivers 250 horsepower and the highest torque rating of this quartet at 320 pound-feet of torque. The Pathfinder, meanwhile, is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Mazda CX-9 posts slightly better superior fuel economy ratings of 22/28 (city/highway) miles per gallon compared to the Pathfinder's 20/27 miles per gallon.
  • Mazda's standard i-Activsense® safety suite innovations can alert Bethel motorists to hazards and help avoid collisions or lessen their impact. The Mazda CX-9 touts automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assistance. The Nissan Safety Shield® is similar but only includes adaptive cruise control as an option on top trims.


Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander

  • Featuring a 12.3-inch touchscreen, the Toyota Highlander has the biggest infotainment system in its class. The catch? It's only found on the top Platinum trim. The Mazda CX-9's base model boasts a 10.25-inch infotainment screen. Rather than utilizing a touchscreen, Mazda motorists can maintain focus on the road with Mazda Connect™ and its Commander control interface that's paired with the MyMazda App on their phone.
  • The Toyota Highlander posts similar fuel economy ratings of 21/29 miles per gallon and a near-identical starting price. It's equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that outputs 295 horsepower but far less torque at 263 pound-feet.

Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

  • The Subaru Ascent is the most spacious SUV of this bunch. It has ample passenger space along with 17.6 cubic feet of cargo volume and 86.5 cubic feet with seats folded down. That tops the Mazda's modest 14.4 cubic-foot cargo bay and its 71.2 cubic feet of storage with both rows folded.
  • The Subaru Ascent may feature standard all-wheel drive, but available i-Activ AWD® helps the Mazda CX-9 predict traction loss. It does come standard on the Signature trim. The Mazda CX-9 also has a more impressive cornering ability thanks to G-Vectoring Control Plus. This helps improve cornering stability with subtle adjustments to engine torque and brake pressure, making sure you're well-equipped to handle every road you take in Ridgefield, CT and beyond.
  • With a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-4 producing 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, the Subaru Ascent doesn't outdo the Mazda CX-9. The Ascent isn't as fuel-efficient either, getting 21/27 miles per gallon.

How the Mazda CX-9 Edges Its Competitors

Where the Mazda CX-9 trails its competitors in cargo volume, it makes up for it in power, technology, and precise steering with vectoring control.

The Mazda CX-9 provides enhanced acceleration with the highest torque rating of 320 pound-feet. The others lag behind in performance. Our Mazda SUV also posts higher fuel economy ratings than all three competitors. Not to mention the Mazda CX-9 has a superior and safer infotainment setup, as the Subaru Ascent and Nissan Pathfinder have much smaller 8-inch touchscreens without Mazda Connect™-related technology.

Plus, a new Nissan Pathfinder isn't even on the market as it opted to skip the 2021 model year in advance of a 2022 redesign. This means New Milford, CT motorists would have to settle for an older SUV. Drive a new Mazda CX-9 around Danbury, CT instead!

With sleek styling, agile handling, peak performance, and an upscale interior, the Mazda CX-9 carries a premium appeal at a mainstream price. This family-friendly SUV you can buy at Colonial Mazda is more affordable than the Toyota Highlander and within a few thousand dollars of the Subaru Ascent and Nissan Pathfinder.

Find Mazda CX-9 Financing at our Danbury Dealership

Once you're convinced the Mazda CX-9 is the elite SUV choice among this quartet, we invite you to Colonial Mazda for a test drive. Our finance team is also available to gather potential auto loans that work for your budget.

Our Mazda dealership in Danbury is located in Western Connecticut along Interstate 84, just across the border from Brewster, NY. We hope to get you behind the wheel of a new Mazda CX-9 soon!