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2023 GMC Acadia vs. 2023 Mazda CX-9 Review

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2023 GMC
Acadia

MSRP*: $36,800 to $50,600
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Picture of the 2023 Mazda CX-9

2023 Mazda
CX-9

MSRP*: $38,750 to $48,460
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MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 79.0 ft3 71.2 ft3
Engine
  • 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 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 228 - 310 hp 227 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 193.4 in 199.4 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 77.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.6 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 GMC Acadia offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mazda CX-9. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the GMC Acadia and the Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
The GMC Acadia requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-9, making it more convenient to drive.

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 GMC Acadia will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Acadia is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-9, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The GMC Acadia is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-9, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The GMC Acadia 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 horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the GMC Acadia and the Mazda CX-9.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the GMC Acadia does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
The GMC Acadia offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda CX-9, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The GMC Acadia has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-9.