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2018 Ford Flex vs. 2018 Mazda CX-9 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Flex than in the Mazda CX-9. The Ford Flex 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
The Mazda CX-9 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Flex, 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 Ford Flex 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 Ford Flex and the Mazda CX-9 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Flex is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-9, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Ford Flex takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-9.

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

Handling
The Ford Flex 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 Ford Flex for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Flex 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 Flex and the Mazda CX-9. The Ford Flex has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-9.

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

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2018 Ford
Flex

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MSRP*: $30,285 - $43,295

2018 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $32,130 - $44,315
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City MPG: 15 - 16 20 - 22
Highway MPG: 21 - 23 26 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 7 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $29,226 - $41,347 $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.