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2014 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2015 Toyota 4Runner Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-9 than in the Toyota 4Runner. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-9 and the Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-9 as you will with the Toyota 4Runner, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda CX-9 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota 4Runner. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mazda CX-9 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota 4Runner.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-9 is about the same width as the Toyota 4Runner. If you go with the Mazda CX-9, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota 4Runner.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mazda CX-9 and the Toyota 4Runner are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Mazda CX-9 has the same turning radius as the Toyota 4Runner, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota 4Runner is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-9 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Mazda CX-9 and the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-9 and the Toyota 4Runner. The Mazda CX-9 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota 4Runner.

Warranty
The Mazda CX-9 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota 4Runner.

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2014 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $29,985 - $36,625

2015 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*: $33,010 - $43,420
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
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City MPG: 16 - 17 17
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 21 - 22
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $28,382 - $34,658 $30,369 - $39,945

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