2015 Mazda CX-9 vs 2015 Ford Explorer
2015 Mazda CX-9  2015 Ford Explorer
$29,985 MSRP (Base Model) $30,700
3.7-liter V-6 Base Engine 3.5-liter V-6
273 hp Horsepower 290 hp
17 city/24 hwy Fuel Economy 17 city/24 hwy

2015 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2015 Ford Explorer

 2015 Mazda CX-9 vs 2015 Ford Explorer

To get a good sense of how one SUV compares to another you must put them side-by-side to really see the differences. This comparison between the 2015 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2015 Ford Explorer from Matt Castrucci Mazda will show you which new SUV is the better choice for your driving needs. There is a reason why an SUV is such a popular choice for so many drivers and both the Mazda CX-9 and Ford Explorer deliver the desired qualities but one of them does it a little better than the other.

The 2015 Mazda CX-9 and 2015 Ford Explorer are large seven-passenger SUVs that offer seating for up to seven passengers and plenty of cargo space. Besides being very room and perfect for large families, these SUVs also offer tons of safety equipment and the latest comfort and convenience features. So how do you know which SUV is the best choice? This side-by-side comparison between the 2015 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2015 Ford Explorer will show you.

Difference between 2015 Mazda CX-9 and 2015 Ford Explorer

There are many things that drivers look for when shopping for a new SUV. The most popular and most desired are versatility, capability, performance, fuel economy and interior space. Both the 2015 Mazda CX-9 and 2015 Ford Explorer offer all-wheel drive and the same tow rating so when it comes to capability it is pretty much a tie. As far as versatility goes, the Mazda CX-9 and Explorer both give you three rows of seating for up to seven passengers but the 2015 Mazda CX-9 offers up to 100.7 cu.-ft. of cargo space while the Ford Explorer only offers 80.7 cu.-ft.

When it comes to performance and fuel economy, the two SUVs are again very similar but with one major difference. Drivers will find that the 2015 Mazda CX-9 offers superior driving dynamics and sportier performance when sitting behind the wheel of the new Mazda CX-9. The top-notch performance of the 2015 Mazda CX-9 comes from its 6-speed Sport automatic transmission and its highly responsive suspension system.

 2015 Mazda CX-9 vs 2015 Ford Explorer