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2023 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Review

Picture of the 2023 Mazda CX-9

2023 Mazda
CX-9

MSRP*: $38,750 to $48,460
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Picture of the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder

2023 Nissan
Pathfinder

MSRP*: $35,000 to $49,870
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MPG - City 20 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 MPG 23 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 71.2 ft3 80.5 ft3
Engine
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 284-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 227 hp 284 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 - 6,000 lbs
Exterior Length 199.4 in 197.7 - 198.8 in
Exterior Width 77.5 in 77.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 44.3 in
Rear 35.5 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 41.1 - 42.3 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.6 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 Mazda CX-9 than in the Nissan Pathfinder. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-9.

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 Mazda CX-9 is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-9 is about the same width as the Nissan Pathfinder. When looking at overall length, the Mazda CX-9 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Pathfinder.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Mazda CX-9 will do just as well as the Nissan Pathfinder, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda CX-9 has a lot less horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-9 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Utility
The Mazda CX-9 has less seating than the Nissan Pathfinder, making the Nissan Pathfinder the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda CX-9 has less cargo space than the Nissan Pathfinder, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.