Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the Mazda CX-9, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-9.
The Nissan Pathfinder requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-9, making it more convenient to drive.
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda CX-9 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Pathfinder. 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 Mazda CX-9 and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.
The Mazda CX-9 is a little narrower than the Nissan Pathfinder, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Mazda CX-9 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Pathfinder.
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-9 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Pathfinder.
The Mazda CX-9 has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Pathfinder, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-9 for pulling heavy loads. The Mazda CX-9 has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-9 and the Nissan Pathfinder. With the Mazda CX-9, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan Pathfinder.
The Mazda CX-9 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Pathfinder.
Compare the 2014 Mazda CX-9 and the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder.
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.90%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 0.07%||As low as 0.70%|
|City MPG:||16 - 17||19 - 20|
|Highway MPG:||22 - 24||25 - 26|
|Seating Capacity:||7 - 7||7 - 7|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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