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2018 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2018 Mazda CX-9 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Traverse offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-9, with comparable head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Traverse will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Traverse as you will with the Mazda CX-9, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Traverse is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-9. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Traverse and the Mazda CX-9 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Traverse is a little wider than the Mazda CX-9, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Traverse, which is slightly longer than the Mazda CX-9.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Traverse doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-9.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has the same turning radius as the Mazda CX-9, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-9 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Traverse greatly out-muscles the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Traverse and the Mazda CX-9. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda CX-9.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Traverse comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-9.

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2018 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*: $29,930 - $52,600

2018 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $32,130 - $44,315
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City MPG: 17 - 20 20 - 22
Highway MPG: 25 - 27 26 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $29,780 - $49,970 $30,409 - $41,930

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.