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2016 Ford Explorer vs. 2016 Mazda CX-9 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Mazda CX-9. The Ford Explorer 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.

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 Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
When looking at overall length, the Ford Explorer takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-9.

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

Handling
The Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Explorer and the Mazda CX-9. The Ford Explorer has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-9.

Warranty
The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-9.

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2016 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $31,050 - $52,970

2016 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $31,520 - $44,015
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 17 --
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $29,964 - $50,587 $29,833 - $41,645

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.