2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2019 Subaru Ascent

black mazda cx-9 compared to white subaru ascent

The Mazda CX-9 is the automaker’s only SUV that features three rows of seating. While that might be its calling card, the Mazda CX-9 also comes with the style and performance that has made the brand famous. Yes, this midsize crossover looks and feels great, but how does it compare to others?

That is what we’re here to find out. Outstanding customer service means that we are willing to do some extra research. Well, we’ve done just that on the Subaru Ascent. To be as fair as possible, we are comparing to base models of each crossover. Check out our table below.

2019 Mazda CX-9


2019 Subaru Ascent

$32,280 Starting MSRP $31,995
Standard In-vehicle assistance service Not available
Available, with voice activation Integrated navigation system Not available
Standard Blind spot monitoring system Not available

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Both of these crossovers stack up pretty evenly in terms of price and performance as the Mazda CX-9 comes with 227 horsepower compared to the Ascent’s 260 horsepower. But, as you can see, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is chock full of innovative technologies that aren’t available on the base Subaru Ascent. In fact, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 comes with some notable new features as well.

Factory-equipped Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now come available for those with compatible smartphones who want to stay connected. A new 360-degree monitor gives drivers the opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of their vehicle by way of composite imagery and exterior cameras. Newly ventilated seats make the hot summer days a little more bearable by using built-in fans to spread cool air throughout each seat’s surface. Lastly, SiriusXM Travel Link now comes available. This system enables live traffic updates, fuel prices, weather information, and sports scores.

Come down to Matt Castrucci Mazda to learn more about the 2019 Mazda CX-9. Our experts will go over everything else you could ever need to know, and we can even get you set up with a test drive the day you come in. We hope to see you soon!