Silver 2019 Mazda CX-9 and grey 2020 Ford Explorer

2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Ford Explorer

2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Ford Explorer
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$32,280 MSRP $36,675
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC engine Base Engine 2.3-liter EcoBoost® I-4
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If you are in the market for a new family-friendly SUV, you might have your eye on some of the brand new 2020 models. While those models might have bright and shiny new features, they also come at a high cost. There are a number of 2019 models on the market that share features with new 2020 models and even offer features that aren’t found in the 2020 models. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 offers the perfect combination of luxury and size, making it the ideal vehicle for families who like to ride in style. For just $32,280, drivers can get a feature-filled 2019 CX-9 that will beat out much of the 2020 competition.

One vehicle in particular that customers are asking us about in comparison to the CX-9 is the 2020 Ford Explorer. This large-size SUV may have hit the market with a suite of new features, but the CX-9 still continues to outshine the 2020 Explorer model lineup. This 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Ford Explorer comparison is going to break down what sets these two SUVs apart and show you why instead of opting for the newest 2020 Ford Explorer you instead should opt for the luxury 2019 Mazda CX-9 from Serra Mazda. Continue reading to learn about the 2019 Mazda CX-9 or click the link above to view our lineup.

Key Differences – 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Ford Explorer

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 lineup starts off at a budget-friendly $32,280, making it an ideal fit for many families. The 2020 Ford Explorer lineup starts off at $36,675, over $4,000 more than the CX-9. Both the 2019 Mazda CX-9 and 2020 Ford Explorer seat seven passengers in their three rows of seating. The CX-9 offers enough room for the whole family while still leaving 14.4 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk when all three rows of seating are in place. When a little extra room is needed, the third row of seats in the CX-9 can be folded down to expand the cargo area to a spacious 38.2 cubic feet. For even more room, fold down the second row of seats as well and you’re left with 71.2 cubic feet of space for all of your travel needs. The 2020 Ford Explorer offers a similar range of cargo space behind its seating.

A SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC engine paired to a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission powers the 2019 Mazda CX-9, generating between 227-250 horsepower, depending on fuel type, and 310 pound-feet of torque on the road. The competing 2020 Ford Explorer is powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® I-4 engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

For more information about the 2019 Mazda CX-9, contact a member of the Serra Mazda sales team today!

Interior view of 2019 Mazda CX-9
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Rear view of 2019 Mazda CX-9
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