2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Ford Explorer

2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Ford Explorer

2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Ford Explorer
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$32,130 Starting MSRP $32,140
310 lb-ft Engine Torque 255 lb-ft
22/28/24 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined) 17/24/20 mpg
418/532 mi. Driving Range (city/highway) 316/446 mi.

There are countless drivers in the world today, but how many of them truly enjoy their everyday driving experiences? How many of them are excited for every opportunity to get behind the wheel? In other words, how many of them drive a Mazda? As you can see in our 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Ford Explorer comparative chart above, the many reasons to enjoy driving a Mazda SUV.

When you see a full-sized SUV on the street, you don’t typically expect its driver to look just as excited as someone driving a muscle car. After all, how are these large vehicles supposed to deliver an energetic driving experience? As we outlined in the chart above, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 has no problem surpassing expectations, generating an impressive amount of power, and raising eyebrows everywhere it goes.

Key Differences – Mazda CX-9 vs Ford Explorer

With 310 pound-feet of torque torching the road behind it, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is never in a bind for power. You may not expect a big SUV to fly past you on the freeway, but the Mazda CX-9 was made to amaze. Get behind the wheel, rev the engine, and prepare to have some full-sized fun.

As strong as the Mazda CX-9 is, it’s fuel-efficient, too! According to the estimates of the EPA, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 can achieve up to 22 city-mpg, 28 highway-mpg, and 24 combined-mpg. Compared to the 2019 Ford Explorer, that’s five more mpg in the city and four mpg everywhere else.

Thanks to its superior fuel economy ratings, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 can also drive much farther on a full tank of gas. In the city, it can drive over 100 more miles than the Ford Explorer; and on the highway, you can expect upwards of 80 extra miles!

In short, with longer driving ranges, better fuel economy estimates, more power, and a lower starting MSRP, it’s clear to see why so many SUV customers choose the Mazda CX-9. For more information about the 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Ford Explorer comparison, feel free to reach out to our team at Serra Mazda.

2018 Mazda CX-9 Door Handle and Various Controls
2018 Mazda CX-9 Front Grille Surrounded by Gray Exterior
2018 Mazda CX-9 Side View of Gray Exterior
2018 Mazda CX-9 Gear Shift Knob


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