2017 Mazda CX-9 vs 2017 Subaru Outback

Hatchback designs for excellent if you are looking for plenty of cargo space, and crossover SUVs are known for their spacious interiors and impressive fuel economy ratings. So when you combine the two, what do you get? A vehicle that can do it all, of course! Mazda has a variety of crossover hatchbacks within its lineup, but the largest is the 2017 Mazda CX-9.

Wondering how the 2017 Mazda CX-9 compares to other hatchbacks in the market? We're putting it to the test with a head-to-head comparison against one of its popular competitors: the 2017 Subaru Outback. Keep reading to learn more about the features and specifications of both!

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2017 Mazda CX-9 vs 2017 Subaru Outback
227 hp; 310 lb.-ft. Standard Engine Performance 175 hp; 174 lb.-ft.
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Seven Passenger Capacity Five
135.1 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 108.1 cu. ft.

The 2017 Subaru Outback comes in six trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 3.6R Limited, and 3.6R Touring. Two engine options are available. A 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque comes standard on the 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, and 2.5i Touring trims, while a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 256 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque comes equipped with the 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring trims. Even the 2017 Outback's more-powerful engine doesn't compare to the 2017 Mazda CX-9's standard engine in terms of torque, with the Mazda CX-9 kicking out an additional 63 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, the 2017 Outback's interior seems quite cramped when compared to the 2017 Mazda CX-9's 135.1 cubic feet of passenger space.

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 comes in four trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. All trims come standard with a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine which is designed for a combination of fuel efficiency and maximum power. The engine generates 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, but when drivers fill the Mazda CX-9 up with premium fuel, horsepower increases to 250 ponies. All trim levels come with a variety of great standard features that would cost extra on most competitors, such as three-zone automatic climate control, Push Button Start, a 7-inch full-color touchscreen display, the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, and a rearview camera. In addition to the Mazda CX-9's spacious passenger area, the crossover's hatchback design is also optimal for storage space, with all trims offering 14.4 cubic feet of cargo volume.

Dayton area car shoppers interested in seeing all of the 2017 Mazda CX-9's features and specifications up close and in person are encouraged to stop in and see us at Matt Castrucci Mazda or schedule an obligation-free test drive online. Those with additional questions about the crossover are invited to contact a member of our team at 855-299-1814.

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