2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

Drivers in the market for a three-row SUV often find it difficult to choose between the 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs the 2020 Toyota Highlander. Both offer capable engine options and upscale, comfortable interiors. However, drivers who look closely at the fuel efficiency and available features of both vehicles will notice several differences that will make their choice easier.

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is more efficient than the 2020 Toyota Highlander. The 2020 CX-9 receives 22 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon in the highway, or 24 miles per gallon combined. These ratings place the 2020 CX-9 above the 2020 Highlander, which was rated for 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 23 mpg in combined city/highway travel.

2020 Mazda CX-9


2020 Toyota Highlander

Three Rows Available Seating Three Rows
22/28/24 mpg Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy/Combined) 20/27/23 mpg
Standard Heated Front Seats Optional
Standard Blind-Spot Monitoring Optional

2020 Mazda CX-9 Comfort & Safety

The base trim level of the 2020 Mazda CX-9 comes better equipped than the base trim level of the 2020 Toyota Highlander. Heated front seats and blind-spot monitoring are both standard in every 2020 Mazda CX-9 model. While these features are also available for the 2020 Toyota Highlander, they do not come standard in every 2020 Highlander configuration.

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is powered by a turbocharged, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This three-row crossover is offered in Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature trim levels.

Available 2020 Mazda CX-9 comfort features and interior amenities include: An overhead storage console with a sunglasses holder, a glove compartment, a rear window defogger with timer, 12-volt power outlets, three-zone automatic climate control with a pollen filter, front door courtesy lights, push button start and dual visor vanity mirrors.