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2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander in Monroe, LA

Interior of the 2018 Mazda CX-9

Pictured left is the 2018 Mazda CX-9 with available features. 

If you’ve been considering upgrading your old ride to a midsize SUV, but don’t know where to begin, let Lee Edwards Mazda, your local Mazda dealer, lend you a helping hand. In fact, we’ve already got one in mind—the 2018 Mazda CX-9! With its thrilling performance capabilities, well-equipped interior, and top-of-the-line technologies, this is one vehicle you don’t want to miss out on. To prove our point, we’ve stacked it up next to the 2018 Toyota Highlander.

Interior

Don’t settle for a vehicle that comes lacking in cabin space. Instead, find one that supplies enough room for you and all your passengers to stretch out and relax in. When it comes to the Mazda CX-9, you’ll have plenty of space throughout the interior for everyone to get comfortable in, as there’s a generous 57.4 inches of second-row hip room and 39.4 inches of second-row legroom. Unfortunately, the 2018 Highlander just doesn’t compare with its 57.1 inches of second-row hip room and 38.4 inches of second-row leg room, meaning your passengers might bump up against one another during the ride. Additionally, you might have to leave some gear behind when driving with the Highlander, since it only comes with 13.8 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third-row seats. In comparison, the Mazda CX-9 has ample space for you with its 14.4 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third-row seats.

Technology

When it comes to the technologies included with these vehicles, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 scores several more points. We’ll start by taking a look at one of the most important features of any modern vehicle—the touchscreen display. In the case of the Mazda CX-9 you’ll enjoy a 7-inch full-color screen, making it easy to navigate its interface without clicking on the wrong buttons. The Highlander only comes with a 6.1-inch screen, so you might have to squint to find the information you need. Additionally, you’ll have to shell out extra cash for the Highlander if you want a larger display. If you’re more interested in safety technologies, the Mazda CX-9 comes standard with Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring1, which means you can change lanes confidently aware of your surroundings. The 2018 Highlander shares similar tech with its Blind Spot Monitor2, but it doesn’t come standard, so you’ll have to spend more money to get what you want.

Performance

We’ll finish off this comparison by taking a look at how well these two SUVs perform on the road. The Mazda CX-9 comes standard with the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with Dynamic Pressure Turbo, which revs out an impressive 227 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque for those drives out to the Bayou Desiard Country Club. Unfortunately, the Highlander doesn’t compare with its 2.7L 4-cylinder engine that only produces a measly 185 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, so you may find the ride to be lackluster. Moreover, you won’t have to stop as much at the pump when you’re behind the wheel of the Mazda CX-9, since it comes with a 22/28 MPG city/highway3 fuel economy. If you choose the Highlander, you might end up spending more money on gas because it only offers 20/24 MPG city/highway4.

In the matchup between the 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander in Monroe, LA, the Mazda CX-9 takes the crown. If you want to learn more, visit Lee Edwards Mazda, conveniently located at 2218 Louisville Avenue in Monroe, LA. We can’t wait to meet you!


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Additional Vehicle Information

  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Comfort

Exterior

Roof

Moonroof / Sunroof tilt/slide, one-touch open/close, anti-trapping, power glass, sliding sunshade
Roof rails color aluminum
Roof rails

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights LED
Headlights cornering, auto high beam dimmer, LED, auto delay off, auto on/off, self-leveling
Taillights LED

Exterior Features

Exhaust tip color metallic
Front bumper color body-color
Mirror color body-color
Door handle color body-color
Rear spoiler roofline
Rear spoiler color body-color
Grille color chrome
Rear bumper color body-color
Fender lip moldings black
Exhaust dual tip
Window trim chrome
Rocker panel color chrome accents

Tires and Rims

Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Spare tire mount location inside
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows

Rear wiper intermittent, with washer
Heated windshield wiper rests
Window defogger rear
Front wipers speed sensitive, variable intermittent, rain sensing
Power windows safety reverse
Rear privacy glass

Doors

Liftgate window fixed
Rear door type power liftgate

Interior

Seatbelts

Emergency locking retractors third row, rear, front
Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Third row seatbelts 3-point
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point

Seats

Driver seat power adjustments height, 8, lumbar, reclining
Passenger seat power adjustments height, 8, lumbar, reclining
Third row headrests 2, adjustable
Passenger seat heated
Driver seat heated
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Rear seat folding split, flat
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Third row seat type 50-50 split bench
Front seat type bucket
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench
Rear seat manual adjustments reclining
Upholstery leather-trimmed
Rear seat heated
Third row seat upholstery vinyl
Third row seat folding split, flat

Steering

Turns lock-to-lock 3.1
Steering ratio 17.6

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Cross traffic alert rear
Autonomous braking
Pre-collision warning system audible warning, visual warning
Lane keeping assist
Traffic sign recognition
Automatic emergency braking front
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Safety brake pedal system
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Camera system rearview
Parking sensors rear, front
Blind spot safety sensor/alert
Lane deviation sensors
Impact sensor alert system
Crumple zones front, rear

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, third row, rear
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor

Security

Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer
2-stage unlocking doors

Mirrors

Side mirrors integrated turn signals, heated
Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding

Technology

Audio System

Radio voice operated, touch screen display, AM/FM, HD radio
Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Internet radio app Pandora, Stitcher, AHA
Premium brand Bose
Antenna type diversity, mast
Subwoofer 1
Total speakers 11
Radio data system
Digital Sound Processing
Speed sensitive volume control
Surround sound
Satellite radio SiriusXM

Telematics

Navigation system memory card, touch screen display, voice operated
Electronic messaging assistance with read function, voice operated
Driver assistance app roadside assistance
Wireless data link Bluetooth
Phone voice operated

In Car Entertainment

Infotainment MAZDA CONNECT™
Infotainment screen size 8 in.

Instrumentation

Instrument cluster screen size 4.6 in.
Trip computer
Head-up display
Driver information system
Clock
Gauge tachometer
Compass
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Warnings and reminders lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, maintenance due, tire fill alert
Multi-function display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Trip odometer 2

Mechanical

Drivetrain

Drive mode selector
Axle ratio 4.41

Brakes

Rear brake type disc
Rear brake diameter 12.8
Front brake diameter 12.6
Emergency braking preparation
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes
Electronic parking brake auto off
Cornering brake control

Suspension

Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type multi-link
Rear spring type coil
Front stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Rear shock type gas
Front shock type gas

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control
Roll stability control
Trailer stability control

Engine

Battery saver
Alternator 150 amps
Battery maintenance-free

Towing and Hauling

Trailer hitch ready

Comfort

Convenience Features

Adaptive stop and go cruise control semi-automatic
Cupholders front, third row, rear
Memorized settings 2 driver, driver seat
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
Adaptive cruise control
Sunshade side window
Power outlet(s) 12V cargo area, 12V front
One-touch windows 4
Reading lights front, rear
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Easy entry manual rear seat
Multi-function remote illuminated entry, panic alarm, proximity entry system, trunk release
Cargo area light
Retained accessory power
Power windows lockout button
Courtesy lights door
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, navigation, voice control
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Assist handle rear, front
Illuminated power window switches
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Rearview mirror auto-dimming
Universal remote transmitter Homelink - garage door opener
Storage in floor, front seatback, organizer, sunglasses holder, door pockets, accessory hook

Comfort Features

Floor mat material carpet
Shift knob trim leather
Heated steering wheel
Armrests rear center folding with storage, rear center with cupholders
Steering wheel trim leather
Floor mats third row, rear, front
Door trim cloth, aluminum
Interior accents aluminum
Floor material carpet

Air Conditioning

Rear air conditioning automatic climate control, independently controlled
Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear air conditioning zones single
Air filtration

Specs

Specs

Drive Type

Drive Type FWD

Seating

Standard Seating 7
Max Seating 7
Head Room (front) 39.3 in
Head Room (rear) 38.5 in
Hip Room (front) 56.7 in
Hip Room (rear) 57.4 in
Shoulder Room (front) 57.9 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 58.1 in
Leg Room (front) 41 in
Leg Room (rear) 39.4 in
Seating Rows 3
Head Room (third row) 35.4 in
Hip Room (third row) 40.1 in
Shoulder Room (third row) 53.1 in
Leg Room (third row) 29.7 in

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 199.4 in
Width 77.5 in
Width (without mirrors) 77.5 in
Height 69 in
Wheelbase 115.3 in
Ground Clearance 8.8 in
Track Width (front) 65.3 in
Track Width (rear) 65.2 in

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 5661 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 5001-6000 lbs
Curb Weight 4166 lbs
Gross Combined Weight Rating 8000 lbs
Max Towing Capacity 3500 lbs

Truck Specifications

Max Payload 1495 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 14.4 cu ft
Interior Volume 149.5 cu ft
Passenger Volume 135.1 cu ft
Cargo Volume (rear seats down) 71.2 cu ft
Cargo Volume (third row down) 38.2 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Aerodynamic Drag 0.35 Cd
Turning Circle 38.8 ft

Fuel Tanks

Fuel Capacity 19.0 Gallons

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type P255/50R20 104V
Front Wheel Diameter 20.0 x 8.5 in
Rear Tire Type P255/50R20 104V
Rear Wheel Diameter 20.0 x 8.5 in

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III ULEV125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
3
1
3
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
3
1
3
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

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Sales Hours

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Dealership Information

Testimonials

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1-10-2020
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i ABSOLUTELY recommend Lee Edwards Mazda!! i just purchased my 2015 Chevy Cruze today and i couldn't be more THRILLED with my car and the AMAZING customer service i received from Mr Robert Lott and the team at Lee Edwards!..my family and I are now Lee Edwards customers for life! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! ❤❤❤

Good People

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12-10-2019
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Great people and products, with smiling faces and excellent service!

2nd car!

Beverly
8-29-2019
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We just bought a new 2019 CX5 from Lee Edwards Mazda!! Love it,it's the 2nd Vehicle that I have purchased there.My 2009 Mazda 6 was a great Car with no Problems,Just was ready For a New Car.Great People to work with!

Great Service!

Leigh Anne Adams
6-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Love my Mazda and great service!

Pleasant and Knowledgeable!

Julia Whitley
5-27-2019
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My experience with Mr. Jeff was pleasant and knowledgeable.

Very friendly and helpful!

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5-3-2019
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Very friendly and helpful!

Always great service!

Nancy W.
5-1-2019
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Always great service!

Best service department in the area!

Curtis R.
4-17-2019
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Very great place with the best service department in the area!

Highly recommend!

Todd W.
3-23-2019
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Great dealership. Great people. Highly recommend

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Mason G.
2-20-2019
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Awesome and knowledgeable staff. I have bought several vehicles from the Edwards family over the years and will continue to.

Great Service

Sherry R.
12-31-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service, very helpful and nice people.

Enjoying my Mazda

Michelle T.
9-12-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always a great experience. They got me back on the road enjoying my Mazda!

Great Personnel

James E.
6-1-2018
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Very_Very helpful associates & great personnel.

Great Service

Leatha M.
5-31-2018
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I love the service department ! Always great service , friendly people! The main thing is they never tell me I need something when I don’t!!

5 Stars

Dawn H.
5-11-2018
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Service

Jenna R.
5-11-2018
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Great service department!

Customer Testimonials

Romona
5-10-2018
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We had an awesome buying experience with great people and a awesome sales person Chris We are thankful for all the hard work they did for us to make it happen...

Beyond Great

Dominic C.
5-9-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I’ve had my Mazda for 3 months now and the Service department was beyond great, oil change only took 30 min, and first oil change is free, very friendly staff, very impressed, will continue to bring my Mazda here.

Friendly

James E.
2-3-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

User friendly sales team

Knowledgeable and Professional

Cathy P.
1-24-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I would never shop anywhere else. Everyone who works there is knowledgeable and professional. They provide outstanding service and performance.

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Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Mazda CX-9 SUV FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

Awards

Award
10 Best Engines - Nominee (2018 Model)
- Wards Auto

Award
10Best Trucks and SUVs (2018 Model)
- Car And Driver

Award
Best Car Brand (2018 Model)
- US News

Award
Brand Image Awards: Best Performance Brand (2018 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Brand Image Awards: Best Styling Brand (2018 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Editors Choice Awards: SUVs and Crossovers (2018 Model)
- Car And Driver

Award
Ideal Vehicle Award: Large Crossover SUV (2018 Model)
- Auto Pacific

Award
Top Safety Pick - Midsize SUVs (2018 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 MAZDA CX-9 GRAND TOURING 4DR SUV for Sale in inventory

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1. Always check your mirrors. Be aware of the traffic around you.

2. Do not rely exclusively on the Blind Spot Monitor. Always look over your shoulder and use your turn signal.  There are several limitations to the function, detection, range, and clarity of the monitor. For a complete list of limitations and directions regarding the use of the monitor, please see the Owner’s Manual.

3. EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary, depending on driving conditions.

4. 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.