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2014 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2014 Mazda CX-9 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-9 than in the Chevrolet Traverse, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Traverse offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-9, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Traverse requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-9, making it more convenient to drive.

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. The Chevrolet Traverse will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the Mazda CX-9, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Traverse takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-9.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Traverse and the Mazda CX-9 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-9, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Chevrolet Traverse and the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
The Chevrolet Traverse offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda CX-9, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Chevrolet Traverse has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items 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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2014 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*: $30,795 - $43,255
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2014 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $29,985 - $36,625
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 16 - 17 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 23 - 24 22 - 24
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $29,563 - $40,660 $28,372 - $34,648

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