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2021 Ford Bronco vs. 2021 Mazda CX-9 Review

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2021 Ford
Bronco

MSRP*: $28,500 to $61,110
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2021 Mazda
CX-9

MSRP*: $34,160 to $46,805
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Invoice* $28,073 to $58,971 $32,319 to $44,273
MPG - City 18 - 20 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 22 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 52.3 - 83.0 ft3 71.2 ft3
Engine 315-hp, 2.7-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 275 - 315 hp 227 hp
Towing Capacity 3,340 - 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 173.7 - 189.4 in 199.4 in
Exterior Width 75.9 - 79.3 in 77.5 in
Leg Room Front 43.1 in
Rear 35.7 - 36.3 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 40.8 - 43.3 in
Rear 39.8 - 41.1 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** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-9 than in the Ford Bronco, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Bronco 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
With the Mazda CX-9, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Bronco, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Ford Bronco 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 Destination Charge for the Ford Bronco is much higher than that for the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Bronco is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-9, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford Bronco, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda CX-9.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Bronco will do just as well as the Mazda CX-9, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Bronco has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Ford Bronco and the Mazda CX-9 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Ford Bronco has less seating than the Mazda CX-9, making the Mazda CX-9 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Bronco has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mazda CX-9.

Warranty
The Ford Bronco comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-9.