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Compare the 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

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2018 Mazda CX-9


2018 Toyota Highlander

22 city / 28 hwy*

Fuel Economy

20 city / 24 hwy*
2.5L Intercooled Turbo Reg.
Unleaded I-4


2.7L Regular Unleaded I-4
227 hp


185 hp

Serving Monroe, West Monroe, and Bastrop

Behold the 2018 Mazda CX-9, a midsize crossover that boasts tremendous muscle under the hood, an interior that brings comfort to the forefront, and the high-tech amenities you desire. You can find it here at Lee Edwards Mazda, conveniently located at 2218 Louisville Avenue in Monroe, LA. To prove its worth, we’ve pitted it against one of its fiercest competitors, the 2018 Toyota Highlander.


When it comes to performance, 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.


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.

We think you’ll agree with us that between the 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander in Monroe, LA, the CX-9 takes the cake. If you’d like to try it out for yourself, swing into Lee Edwards Mazda and take it out for a test drive. We can’t wait to meet you!

There’s much more to explore about the 2018 Mazda CX-9 than can be covered here. Get first-hand information with a visit to Lee Edwards Mazda.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Current Inventory

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


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Based on EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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