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2021 Chevrolet Blazer vs. 2020 Mazda CX-9 Review

New 2021 Chevrolet Blazer

2021 Chevrolet
Blazer

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New 2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*
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$28,800 to $44,700
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$33,890 to $46,215
Invoice* $28,771 to $42,644 $32,064 to $43,716
MPG - City 19 - 22 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 26 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Blazer offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-9, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Blazer and the Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Blazer 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 Chevrolet Blazer 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 Chevrolet Blazer will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Blazer is a little narrower than the Mazda CX-9, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Chevrolet Blazer is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-9, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-9 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Blazer for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Blazer greatly out-muscles the Mazda CX-9.

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

Warranty
The Chevrolet Blazer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-9.