2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2023 Mazda CX-9 | NewCars.com

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2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2023 Mazda CX-9 Review

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2022 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

MSRP*: $34,045 to $79,595
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2023 Mazda
CX-9

MSRP*: $38,750 to $48,460
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MPG - City 13 - 21 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 24 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 67.4 - 72.4 ft3 71.2 ft3
Engine
  • 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 470-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, M/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 - 470 hp 227 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 199.4 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 77.5 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 - 41.2 in
Rear 38.2 - 38.3 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 40.7 - 42.6 in
Rear 40.2 - 41.7 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited than in the Mazda CX-9. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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). The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda CX-9.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-9, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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

Utility
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has less seating than the Mazda CX-9, making the Mazda CX-9 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as you will in the Mazda CX-9.