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2014 Ford Flex vs. 2014 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Flex 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). Whether you pick the Ford Flex or the Mazda CX-9, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Flex will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
The Ford Flex is about the same width as the Mazda CX-9. 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 significantly less cargo capacity 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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2014 Ford
Flex

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MSRP*: $29,015 - $42,375

2014 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $29,985 - $36,625
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $3,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 16 - 18 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 23 - 25 22 - 24
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information

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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

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Invoice*: $27,346 - $39,515 $28,382 - $34,658

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