Acura MDX vs Mazda CX-9 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$47,200
Invoice
$45,993
Average Price Paid
$47,200
82 listings nationwide

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2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
MSRP
$43,180
Invoice
$40,848
Average Price Paid
$41,389
350 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
Fair Price
$47,941
Good Price
$46,473
Great Price
$45,633
2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
Fair Price
$42,632
Good Price
$41,017
Great Price
$40,094

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,415
8 listings nationwide

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2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,470
19 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Skipping the 2021 model year, the Acura MDX leaps ahead into 2022, riding on a new platform with a new exterior design, new interior look, refreshed platform, and a more assertive atti...

2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Translated, the Japanese concept of jinba ittai refers to a horse and rider as one. Mazda has adopted it as a guiding philosophy for all of its products, and among them, the 2021 CX-9 ...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
Rosemary writes:
Nice
Looks/Style Ranked 2022 Volvo XC90 worse.
"Good "
Family Car Ranked 2022 Volvo XC90 worse.
"Good "
20
PrashanthRaj writes:
Overall value for money, not missing anything
Looks/Style Ranked 2022 BMW X5 worse.
"Transformation design, double wishbone suspension, thought through interiors"
2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
Powertrain 10-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 19.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
250 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
320 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
10.5:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.66 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 41.6 in 41 in
Back Legroom 38.5 in 39.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.3 cu ft 14.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,434 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.4 in 199.4 in
Width 78.7 in 77.5 in
Height 67.1 in 69 in
Wheelbase 113.8 in 115.3 in

Available Options

2022 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Liquid Carbon Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD

Exterior Colors

  • POLYMETAL Gray

Option Packages

  • Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates

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