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2016 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mazda CX-9 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota Highlander, with comparable head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander 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.

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 Highlander, 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 Mazda CX-9 or the Toyota Highlander, 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. Both the Mazda CX-9 and the Toyota Highlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mazda CX-9, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Highlander.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-9 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota Highlander.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-9 for pulling heavy loads. The Mazda CX-9 has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Utility
The Mazda CX-9 has less seating than the Toyota Highlander, making the Toyota Highlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda CX-9 has less cargo space than the Toyota Highlander, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2016 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $31,520 - $44,015

2016 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $30,490 - $44,990
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 3.75%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.62% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 21 - 22 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 24 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $29,833 - $41,645 $27,837 - $41,077

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