2015 Mazda CX-9 vs 2015 Toyota Highlander
2015 Mazda CX-9  2015 Toyota Highlander
$29,985 MSRP (Base) $29,415
3.7-liter V-6 Standard Engine 2.7-liter, 4-Cyl.
273 hp Horsepower 185 hp
100.7 cu.-ft. Cargo Space 83.7-cu.-ft.

2015 Mazda CX-9 is the Clear Winner!

 2015 Mazda CX-9 vs 2015 Toyota Highlander

If you are in the market for a new three-row seven-passenger SUV or crossover, there are many vehicles to choose from. Two popular choices include the 2015 Mazda CX-9 and the 2015 Toyota Highlander. Both offer similar features, safety equipment, power and performance but only one gets our vote as the best possible choice for a new SUV. The side-by-side comparison above offers a quick glance at both vehicles price, cargo capacity and engine specs to help you decide which SUV has what you need.

This comparison between the 2015 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2015 Toyota Highlander will help you make the most informed decision when you’re ready to buy. The research process is the the most important part of shopping for a new SUV and this model comparison from Matt Castrucci Mazda will show you the main differences between the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander.

2015 Mazda CX-9 Outperforms 2015 Toyota Highlander

The standard engine under the hood of the new 2015 Mazda CX-9 is a 3.7-liter V-6 that delivers 273 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels with all-wheel drive being available in every trim level so you can choose the level of traction control you desire. A firm suspension helps deliver carlike performance and Mazda’s legendary handling. The 2015 Toyota Highlander has a much smaller base engine than the Mazda CX-9. The Toyota Highlander’s base engine is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder that only offers the driver 185 horsepower.

After reviewing the power and performance of both the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander, we have to give the win to the Mazda CX-9. Its powerful engine and sporty driving dynamics offer a more engaging experience behind the wheel than what the Highlander has to offer. If you are looking for a new SUV that delivers power and performance, the new 2015 Mazda CX-9 is the clear choice and the winner of this SUV comparison.

 2015 Mazda CX-9 vs 2015 Toyota Highlander