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Mazda CX-9 Vs. Toyota Highlander: Compare Cars

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Mazda CX-9 Vs. Toyota Compare Cars

Mazda Vs. Toyota Highlander

If you’re for a three-row, seven seat or SUV, there are plenty on the to choose from these That list includes the Toyota HIghlander, of course, but it includes another option may not immediately come to mind thinking about family The dark horse candidate referring to is the Mazda CX-9, offers up crossover utility but a distinctly sedan-like driving

Either will likely to be a safe and reliable family but only one comes out on top in our comparison. worth noting that the is hardly a decisive one, and it does come down to as the deciding factor.

The Mazda CX-9 can trace its tree to the Ford Edge and MKX, but it  doesn’t look a like either one. distinctive styling is part of the appeal, since it really look like anything on the road (except for its smaller the Mazda CX-7).  While the has been refreshed somewhat, the lines stayed the same, and we say a good thing. The Toyota has been redesigned this with an even more appearance than before on the It wears a little more than before, so it escapes called plain as the outgoing was. And if you want a vehicle appears more like a SUV, you’ll probably the Toyota.

Under the hood, the Mazda gets a 3.7-liter V-6, for 273 horsepower and mated to a six-speed transmission. Buyers get to choose front-wheel drive and all-wheel but that’s it as far as powertrain options go. Highlander shoppers, on the other have a choice of three including four-cylinder and six-cylinder (a hybrid is expected to return For comparison purposes, the Highlander the 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 is probably the to the CX-9.

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On the road, the advantage to the Mazda CX-9. We’d short of calling the three-row “sporty,” but it does provide a of driver involvement and feedback absent from the Toyota The CX-9’s suspension is noticeably but never objectionably so; if anything, its the tuning that makes the feel more like a than an SUV, which may boost your confidence the wheel. The Highlander handles after its recent redesign, better tuning for the front-strut and suspension, but it still has a higher of gravity, so you’ve got a family best suited to traversing stretches of interstate, not winding its way mountain passes.

Inside, the Toyota Highlander a lot more fashionable for 2014, but the package hasn’t changes all much. It offers up a bit more for adults in the first two rows, five adults can still sit in the CX-9. The third row of both is best reserved for children, or at adults under five in height. Of the two, the Highlander slightly better access to the row, thanks in part to its level roofline. If the Highlander the nod for access, we’d give the nod to the for interior design, since the of the Mazda is just a nicer to spend time than the of the Toyota. If you’ve got the budget and the both can be equipped with like leather seating, and premium audio systems.

While both vehicles good safety records, the Highlander is an IIHS Top Safety and a federal five-star performer. The scores well in all regards for roof strength testing, it achieves a score of “marginal” of the “good” required to earn a Top Pick award. Both come with a full of safety features such as and electronic stability control, and the can even be equipped with a spot monitoring system and up camera. But with its excellent the Highlander’s definitely on top.

The comparison is a lot closer than it to be. But even with the Highlander’s for 2015, we give the Mazda the win in this battle. Its design is dated, but it’s more to drive and carries itself a bit more style than the which is just enough to out a narrow victory in this You’ll want to drive before making a purchase but the choice for us is clear enough.

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