Research and Compare the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander near Evansville

Few things can be as exciting - and daunting - as shopping for a brand new car, truck, or SUV! Whether you hail from near Newburgh, IN or closer to Owensboro, KY, the mix of nervousness and anticipation you're probably feeling right now about which new vehicle will soon grace your driveway, carport, or garage is probably equal in intensity. Before you get yourself tied up into too many knots, though, take pause.

Learn more about the Mazda CX-9 Today

Here at Evansville Mazda, we're here to help. It's understandable to be, at the very least unsure about your new vehicle options. That's even truer when deliberating on a three-row crossover that your whole family will have to utilize. If, however, you have been considering a new Mazda CX-9 SUV, we'd like to make your buying or leasing experience a bit smoother by showing you how this new Mazda crossover compares to one of its main competitors - the Toyota Highlander. So, without further delay, here's how the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander square off across important criteria like safety and performance.


Performance and Power

"Zoom-Zoom", or "Driving Matters" - whichever Mazda slogan you prefer - old or new, one thing is clear; Mazda values the pursuit of performance and the art of driving. As such, when you choose to drive a Mazda CX-9, you decide that although your needs for space and versatility may change, causing you to need a midsize SUV, you're not going to give up the joy of driving. In contrast to the Toyota Highlander, which offers a standard 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine making 185-horsepower, the Mazda CX-9 features a standard turbocharged 2.5-liter engine making 227-horsepower. The proof is in the horsepower: when comparing entry-level Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander SUVs, the Mazda has more.

Capacity, Capability, and Space

The Toyota Highlander and Mazda CX-9 both provide seating for up to seven passengers. The Highlander can actually seat eight passengers. Still, the Mazda beats the Highlander in other important categories; for instance, an entry-level Mazda CX-9 can tow up to 3,500 pounds, while the Toyota Highlander is capable of towing a mere 1,500 pounds. What's more, the Mazda offers more cargo space than the Highlander behind the third row.

Connectivity and Infotainment Technology

If infotainment is a major factor then you won't be disappointed by either the Mazda CX-9 or the Toyota Highlander. The Mazda CX-9 boasts a large standard 7-inch touchscreen multimedia display accessible via touch capacity or redundant physical controls. Mazda calls this system Mazda Connect. The Toyota Highlander, by contrast, provides a smaller 6.1-inch touchscreen display accessible via Toyota Entune infotainment technology.

Safety Features and Amenities

The Toyota Highlander comes standard with Toyota Safety-Sense P or TSS-P technology that can help prevent some collisions before they even occur. That having been said, the Mazda CX-9 also has some aces up its sleeves, so to speak. From a standard backup camera to blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking, the Mazda CX-9 comes equipped with plenty of its own standard safety technologies as well.

Contact Us Today!

We've only just begun to scratch the surface of what is amazing about the new Mazda CX-9 SUV! Want to learn more about how this Mazda can be a great solution to all your driving needs near Jasper, IN or  Henderson,  KY? Contact us online or give us a call at (888) 455-7687. You're also more than welcome to visit our conveniently located 4500 Division St, Evansville, IN location at your earliest convenience to take a new Mazda CX-9 for a test-drive! Learn more about the CX-5 by comparing it to other Mazda SUVs.

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