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2023 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2023 Mazda CX-9 Review

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2023 Chevrolet
Traverse

MSRP*: $34,520 to $54,200
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2023 Mazda
CX-9

MSRP*: $38,750 to $48,460
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MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 98.2 ft3 71.2 ft3
Engine
  • 310-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 310 hp 227 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 205.9 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 41.4 - 42.8 in
Rear 39.0 - 40.0 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 38.5 in

*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 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its 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 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Traverse will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda CX-9.

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
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.