2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

Drivers in the market for a new, family-friendly vehicle will want to take the time to compare the 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs the 2019 Toyota Highlander. These SUVs both come with an abundance of interior features and provide drivers with an ample amount of storage space. However, we found the 2019 Mazda CX-9 the preferable choice in terms of performance ratings and technology features.

Performance-minded drivers should note that the 2019 Mazda CX-9 comes installed with a more capable powertrain than the 2019 Toyota Highlander. While both SUVs come standard with a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine, the 2019 CX-9 outputs 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque while the 2019 Highlander only outputs 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

2019 Mazda CX-9


2019 Toyota Highlander

227 Standard Horsepower 185
310 lb.-ft. Standard Torque 184 lb.-ft.
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Unavailable
Standard Blind-Spot Monitoring Optional

2019 Mazda CX-9 VS 2019 Toyota Highlander

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard in the 2019 Mazda CX-9. Neither service is available for the 2019 Toyota Highlander. Two USB ports, a sound system with six speakers, Bluetooth audio streaming and an infotainment system with a seven-inch screen also come standard in the 2019 CX-9.

While both the 2019 Mazda CX-9 and the 2019 Toyota Highlander come standard with several driver assistance systems, only the 2019 CX-9 comes standard with blind-spot monitoring. Other standard safety and driver assistance features drivers can find in the 2019 CX-9 include daytime running lights, rear door child safety locks, auto delay off headlamps, rear cross-traffic alert, a low-speed automatic emergency braking system and traction control.

Available 2019 Mazda CX-9 comfort and convenience features include: push-button start, a tilt and telescopic steering column, a rear window defogger with a timer, two 12-volt power outlets, dual-illuminated visor vanity mirrors, three-zone automatic climate control with a pollen filter and power door locks with speed-sensing auto locking.