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2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda
CX-9

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New 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*
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$33,890 to $46,215
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$31,980 to $44,910
Invoice* $32,064 to $43,716 $29,726 to $41,724
MPG - City 20 - 22 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Nissan Pathfinder than in the Mazda CX-9, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-9 as you will with the Nissan Pathfinder, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda CX-9 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Pathfinder. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Mazda CX-9 and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

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.

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

Handling
The Mazda CX-9 has the same turning radius as the Nissan Pathfinder, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-9 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda CX-9 has a lot less horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-9 and the Nissan Pathfinder. 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.

Warranty
The Mazda CX-9 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Pathfinder.