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2023 Ford Bronco vs. 2023 Mazda CX-9 Review

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2023 Ford
Bronco

MSRP*: $34,595 to $76,580
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2023 Mazda
CX-9

MSRP*: $38,750 to $48,460
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MPG - City 15 - 20 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 16 - 21 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 52.3 - 83.0 ft3 71.2 ft3
Engine
  • 275-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 315-hp, 2.7-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 418-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 275 - 418 hp 227 hp
Towing Capacity 3,340 - 4,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 173.7 - 198.9 in 199.4 in
Exterior Width 75.9 - 85.7 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 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 Ford Bronco offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-9, with comparable 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). The Ford Bronco is somewhat more expensive than 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 a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-9.