2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is a great option for three-row SUV shoppers looking for a reliable, powerful, and durable vehicle. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is known for its powerful engine performance, spacious interior, and high-quality building materials, but how else does it separate itself from quality contenders like the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder?

Our team at Matt Castrucci Mazda is dedicated to helping local car shoppers find the perfect match for their budget, lifestyle, and needs. To help consumers determine the key differences between the 2018 Mazda CX-9 and 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, we're pitting the two competitors against each other head-to-head. Read on for details!

2018 Mazda CX-9


2018 Nissan Pathfinder

Standard Turbocharged Engine Not available
Seven Passenger Capacity Seven
22/28/24 MPG city/highway/combined EPA Mileage Estimates 20/27/23 MPG city/highway/combined
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring Not offered on all trims

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is a quality competitor to the 2018 Mazda CX-9, but it's notably missing sought-after features three-row SUV shoppers are looking for, such as advanced safety options and interior comfort and convenience features. In fact, all trims of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 come standard with advanced safety systems such as Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, neither of which are even available for the 2018 Pathfinder's base trim. Additionally, the 2018 Pathfinder is less fuel-efficient than the 2018 Mazda CX-9, even though a turbocharged engine is not an option.

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 comes in four well-equipped trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature. All trims within the lineup offer impressively lengthy lists of standard features, all of which include:

    • Three-zone automatic climate control 
    • Push Button Start 
    • MAZDA CONNECT Infotainment System 
    • Touchscreen display 
    • Rearview camera 
    • Smart City Brake Support 

Three-row SUV shoppers interested in learning more about the 2018 Mazda CX-9 are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Matt Castrucci Mazda or stop right in and speak with us at our location in Dayton! Drivers ready to get behind the wheel and experience all the 2018 Mazda CX-9 has to offer firsthand are invited to schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!