2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Toyota Highlander

The crossover SUV continues to be one of the most popular vehicle choices for families and drivers who are searching for the most interior passenger space and largest cargo area. They also provide outstanding versatility and capability when choosing their available all-wheel drive traction control system. With so many excellent choices in the auto industry, it can be difficult for many crossover SUV shoppers to choose the right one that can give them all of the qualities they want and need. Two of the hottest new models in the popular segment include the 2016 Mazda CX-9 and the 2016 Toyota Highlander. The following comparison of the 2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Toyota Highlander will show you the differences between these two crossover SUVs so you can make the most informed decision when it comes time to buy your new vehicle.

Both the new Mazda CX-9 and new Toyota Highlander offer three rows of seating for up to eight passengers and are available in multiple trim levels that offer an incredible amount of high-tech features, comfort options and safety equipment so finding exactly what you want is easy when choosing one of these two crossover SUVs. However, one of these new midsize crossovers does offer more than the other when it comes to power, performance and efficiency.

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2016 Mazda CX-9 VS 2016 Toyota Highlander
$31,520 MSRP $30,490
2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cyl Engine 2.7-liter 4-Cyl
250 hp Horsepower 185 hp
22 city/28 hwy Fuel Economy 20 city/25 hwy

2016 Mazda CX-9 and 2016 Toyota Highlander Comparison

One of the biggest differences you will find when comparing the 2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Toyota Highlander is in their power, performance and fuel efficiency. The 2016 CX-9 gives you a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that uses a turbocharger to deliver up to 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque when using premium fuel. Even with that much power and torque the innovative Mazda engine can still offer up to 28 mpg on the highway. The 2016 Toyota Highlander also receives a standard four-cylinder engine, but it can only give you 185 horsepower, 184 lb-ft of torque and 25 mpg on the highway. If you are looking for a new crossover SUV that can give you the power performance and efficiency you desire, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is the perfect choice.

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