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2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 Mazda CX-9 Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Traverse

MSRP*: $29,800 to $53,400
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2021 Mazda
CX-9

MSRP*: $34,160 to $46,805
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Invoice* $29,770 to $50,944 $32,319 to $44,273
MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 98.2 ft3 71.2 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 310 hp 227 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 204.3 in 199.4 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 77.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 39.6 - 41.3 in
Rear 39.0 - 40.0 in
Front 39.3 - 40.1 in
Rear 38.5 in
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 Traverse offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-9, with comparable head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Traverse offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-9, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Traverse 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 Traverse 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. Both the Chevrolet Traverse and the Mazda CX-9 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Traverse is a little wider than the Mazda CX-9, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Traverse, which is slightly longer than the Mazda CX-9.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse 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 Traverse for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Traverse greatly out-muscles the Mazda CX-9.

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

Utility
The Chevrolet Traverse offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda CX-9, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda CX-9.

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