2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2017 Toyota RAV4
Drivers in the market for a new family vehicle have a lot of tough decisions ahead of them. One of the first decisions they’ll have to make is which vehicle class they want to shop in. It can be tough to find information comparing vehicles in two different classes, but our team here at Matt Castrucci Mazda thinks it’s important to learn as much as you can before making a decision of that caliber.
Two of the most popular classes among those in the market for a new family vehicle are the fullsize SUV class and the crossover SUV class. Fullsize SUVs generally offer more interior space and more powerful engine options, but crossover SUVs are a great options for those who don’t mind sacrificing space for a tiny boost in fuel economy rating. One of our favorite fullsize SUVs is the 2016 Mazda CX-9, so we’re putting it head-to-head with one of the most popular crossover SUVs: the 2017 Toyota RAV4.
|2016 Mazda CX-9||vs||2017 Toyota RAV4|
|227 hp; 310 lb.-ft.||Base Engine Performance||176 hp; 172 lb.-ft.|
|3500 lbs.||Towing Capacity||1500 lbs.|
|135.1 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||101.9 cu. ft.|
|22/28 mpg city/hwy||EPA Mileage Estimate||23/30 mpg city/hwy|
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 comes in an overwhelming eight trim levels: LE, XLE, XLE Hybrid, SE, SE Hybrid, Limited, Limited Hybrid and Platinum. All hybrid trims come standard with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine that makes 194 horsepower, while all other trims come standard with a lackluster 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 176 horsepower. No other engine options are available. Standard features for all trims include a backup camera, an Entune® Audio System, a maximum towing capacity of 1500 pounds, power windows and door locks, cruise control and 60/40 split folding rear seats. Standard safety features for all trims include Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, the Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology.
The 2016 Mazda CX-9 is a seven-passenger SUV that comes in four trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. All trims come standard with a powerful 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that produces 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Drivers who use premium unleaded fuel can increase performance to 250 horsepower, which is a great option for those looking for even more power. All trims offer high-quality standard features such as three-zone automatic climate control, Push Button Start, a 7-inch full-color touchscreen display, the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, a rearview camera, Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control, Trailer Stability Assist, Roll Stability Control, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, the LATCH System and Hill Launch Assist.
Drivers interested in learning more about the 2016 Mazda CX-9 are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Matt Castrucci Mazda. Want to meet this great SUV up close and in person? Stop in and see us at our location in Dayton or schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!