2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Mazda CX-9

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Mazda CX-9

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Mazda CX-9
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$24,150 Starting MSRP $32,280
187 hp, 186 lb-ft Power Ratings 227 hp, 310 lb-ft
25/31/28 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined) 22/28/24 mpg
5 Seating Capacity 7

Let us guess: you need a new SUV and have already narrowed down your top choices to the Mazda lineup, right? Well, lucky for you, every Mazda model is an excellent choice, so it’s impossible to go wrong. That said, your choice of SUV should best suit your particular set of needs. While both models in our 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Mazda CX-9 comparison are prime candidates, chances are that one of them will stand out to you more than the other. So, what are some of the main difference between them?

First and foremost, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 has a starting MSRP of $24,350. The 2019 Mazda CX-9, on the other hand, has a starting MSRP of $32,280. With nearly $8,000 separating their respective starting MSRPs, prospective customers have good reason to wonder why there is a such a divide between them. For starters, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 has much stronger power ratings than those of the 2018 Mazda CX-5. With 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque at its disposal, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 delivers an unrivaled driving experience.

Main Differences – Mazda CX-5 vs Mazda CX-9

In exchange for its power, however, the Mazda CX-9 can’t keep up with the fuel economy estimates of the Mazda CX-5. As estimated by the EPA, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 can achieve up to 25 city-mpg, 31 highway-mpg, and 28 combined-mpg. The 2019 Mazda CX-9, meanwhile, received estimates of three fewer mpg in the city and on the highway, plus four fewer mpg on combined roads. Needless to say, the Mazda CX-5 is the more fuel-efficient of the two.

Our final category—seating capacity—may be the one to help you decide between these two SUVs. The fuel-efficient Mazda CX-5 can seat up to five people while the powerful Mazda CX-9 can accommodate up to seven people. For those who need all seven seats, the Mazda CX-9 is clearly the better option. On the other hand, those who need five or fewer seats are free to choose between the two. Either way, at the end of the day, it’s impossible to go wrong with a Mazda.

2018 Mazda CX-5 Side View of Red Exterior
2018 Mazda CX-5 Passenger-Side View of Front Cabin
2019 Mazda CX-9 Front View of Dark Gray Exterior
2019 Mazda CX-9 Side View of Interior


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