The Mazda CX-9 Packs Passengers, and Value, Better than the Mid-Size SUV Competition

The decision to switch from a smaller car to a three-row SUV normally comes when your family starts to grow, but the switch is not something that all drivers are looking forward to. Some worry that larger cars, while great for transporting kids and cargo, don't have the style and sportiness that they enjoy about two-row cars, but the Mazda CX-9 is ready to change that.

With a flowing exterior design and capable engineering it's a mid-size SUV that stands out on Ridgefield streets and flies down highways while still having the tech, room, and practicality that car shoppers need from their vehicle.


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 We're confident that many of our customers will find that it is unlike other offers in the class, like the Kia SorentoToyota Highlander, and Subaru Ascent, which is why we compared the Mazda CX-9 side-by-side with each of these competitors. See what we found below!


Mazda CX-9 vs. Kia Sorento

  • The Mazda CX-9 comes with an engine that packs much more power than the similarly sized engine of the Kia Sorento, and it has engineering facets like vectoring control for more control over your ride. Plus, every trim is available with all-wheel drive, which Brewster, NY drivers will thank in the winter, but the Kia Sorento doesn't offer all-wheel drive on every trim.
  • Whether it's the standard design aspects of the Mazda CX-9, like all-LED exterior lighting, or optional ones, like supple Nappa leather seats, it's a vehicle that feels of higher quality than the Kia Sorento.
  • Uber-convenient and protective driver-assistance features, like Smart City Brake Support and Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, come standard on the Mazda CX-9 while car shoppers will end up paying extra for these features with the Kia Sorento.

Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander

  • The Mazda CX-9 comes with an engine that is ideally suited for its design as it mixes power with efficiency. It delivers more horsepower and torque to New Milford, CT drivers than the standard engine of the Toyota Highlander while also using less gas whether you're in the city or on the highway.
  • Looking for convenience no matter the configuration you buy? The Mazda CX-9 comes standard with everything from blind spot monitoring to three-zone climate control to hill launch assist to a 7-inch touchscreen display to LED headlights. None of these come standard on the Toyota Highlander.
  • If you're a driver around Bethel transporting items big or small then the Mazda CX-9 is better equipped for you as it has more space behind the third row of seats and every configuration can tow trailers up to 3,500 pounds while some trims of the Highlander only handle 1,500-pound trailers.



Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

  • From its large advantage in torque to its more responsive transmission to its lighter build, the Mazda CX-9 reminds drivers what it's like to have fun again when behind the wheel while the Subaru Ascent doesn't do the same.
  • While similar in price, the Mazda CX-9 comes standard with a larger touchscreen that's easier to use, smarter safety features, like blind-spot monitors, and nicer materials, like the leather-wrapped steering wheel, than what comes in the Subaru Ascent.
  • From the satin chrome roof rails to the wheel options and everything in between, the driving experience feels more luxurious in the Mazda CX-9 than the Subaru Ascent thanks to the layout and materials used.

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See for Yourself the Ways the Mazda CX-9 Can Improve Your Drives by Coming to Our Dealership in Danbury!

While these highlight the ways that the Mazda CX-9 delivers more to car shoppers than other mid-size SUVs, there's still more to learn about the bold SUV, so come and see it in person and we can run you through all the other aspects in which it excels! Are you thinking that another model or style is more what you're looking for? Our new vehicle specials page has some of the best new Mazda deals around Western Connecticut, so take a look at them today!