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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
  • Warranty

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 chrome
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

Safety

Technology

Mechanical

Comfort

Specs

Warranty

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

Luxurious Surroundings in the 2018 Mazda CX-9

Sales Hours

877-379-1888
Monday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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Testimonials

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
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My experience with Mr. Jeff was pleasant and knowledgeable.

Very friendly and helpful!

Lena R.
5-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very friendly and helpful!

Always great service!

Nancy W.
5-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always great service!

Best service department in the area!

Curtis R.
4-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very great place with the best service department in the area!

Highly recommend!

Todd W.
3-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great dealership. Great people. Highly recommend

Awesome

Mason G.
2-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

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
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very_Very helpful associates & great personnel.

Great Service

Leatha M.
5-31-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

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
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Four time Mazda owner and Lee Edwards always treats us right! Go see Johnny Ellen!

Service

Jenna R.
5-11-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service department!

Customer Testimonials

Romona
5-10-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

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.

Awesome

Ramona E.
1-7-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We had a 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

1st car

Jaunita M.
6-8-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I go here to get my car worked on and I trust them to do the job. I bought my first car from them.

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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

Special Offers

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Available Incentives

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Current Inventory

There are currently no New 2018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV 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.