Compare the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9


Compare the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 near Seattle, WA

So you're thinking about a new Mazda. More specifically, you're thinking about a new Mazda SUV. But which one will have the right amount of space, the best blend of features, and the perfect proportion of amenities for you or your family? If you've been toying with purchasing or leasing a new Mazda CX-5 or Mazda CX-9 near Edmonds or Kirkland, WA, keep reading, because we're going to give you the rundown on what each of these Mazda models offers, and how they compare to each other!

Mazda CX-5 Overview

The Mazda CX-5 is the premier compact crossover SUV from Mazda. Boasting near car-like agility, but more space than its automotive-next-of-kin, the Mazda CX-3, and certainly more than a Mazda sedan, the new Mazda CX-5 could be ideal for you if you want a middling blend of space & agile driving dynamics.

Mazda CX-9 Overview

The Mazda CX-9 is to the midsize crossover SUV market what the Mazda CX-5 is to the compact crossover SUV market. That is, the Mazda CX-9 provides the kind of focus on sportiness and premium styling and features you've come to expect from Mazda, but with more space, thanks to three rows of seating and plenty of room for cargo.


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Compare Mazda SUVs Across the Categories

Ready to see how the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 stack up to one another across important categories like performance, safety, and technology? Let's go through what differentiates these two SUVs now so that you can find the perfect SUV partner for all your trips from Lynnwood to Bothell and beyond.

Performance & Efficiency

The Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a Mazda SKYACTIV® engine that makes 187-horsepower. Thanks to advanced engineering, though this engine is plenty powerful, it also achieves up to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway*, making it extra-efficient, too. The Mazda CX-9, on the other hand, provides even more get-up-and go, with a Mazda SKYACTIV® engine that makes 250-horsepower. Still efficient in its class, the EPA estimates this larger Mazda SUV to achieve up to 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway.


Safety Features

Both the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 have been designed to provide a safe driving experience, no matter where you plan to travel near Everett or even Washington! The former Mazda model comes standard with advanced air bags strategically placed throughout the cabin to provide maximum protection in the event of a collision, plus Mazda Smart City Brake Support, blind spot monitoring, and LATCH anchors for child safety seats. The latter and larger midsize Mazda SUV offers many of the same safety features, and others too, like standard rear cross traffic alert.

Infotainment & Multimedia

No matter whether you prefer the Mazda CX-5 or Mazda CX-9, both are equipped with their own respective MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment systems that provide hours on end of increased driving enjoyment, while also prioritizing your attention to the road, and greater overall safety. In both Mazda SUVs, you can do things like hook up your phone via Bluetooth, dial by voice, or even connect to your favorite apps, like pandora® internet radio.

Capacity & Space

This is often the clincher for most Mazda SUV shoppers. It's what may help you decide on which Mazda SUV is right for your particular needs.

The bottom line is this: both the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 are good SUVs. But whereas the former SUV seats five passengers, the latter seats seven. Where the former has two rows of seating, the latter has three. Where the former offers up to around 60 cubic feet of cargo space, the latter provides about 80 cubic feet. All in all, both SUVs are stylish, agile, and feature-packed, but the Mazda CX-5 provides driving dynamics that are more car-like and better fuel efficiency while providing less wiggle room. The Mazda CX-9, on the other hand, isn't as fuel efficient, and its larger footprint means it drives like a larger vehicle, but it's far more powerful - and also far more spacious - than the Mazda CX-5.

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*Up to an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG for 2018 Mazda CX-5 FWD models. AWD models, 24 city/30 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

**Up to an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG for 2019 Mazda CX-9 FWD models. AWD models, 20 city/26 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.