Toyota Highlander 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.

2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
MSRP
$33,080
Invoice
$30,202
Average Price Paid
$30,210
936 listings nationwide

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2018 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring
MSRP
$40,470
Invoice
$38,294
Average Price Paid
$38,426
800 listings nationwide

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

2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
Fair Price
$31,208
Good Price
$29,487
Great Price
$28,503
2018 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring
Fair Price
$38,709
Good Price
$37,760
Great Price
$37,218

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,190
18 listings nationwide

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2018 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,115
24 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
William Maley Preview:

The Toyota Highlander has been steadily climbing the sales charts for almost a decade. It’s easy to see why the Highlander fits that sweet spot of being spacious for a family while off...

2018 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring
William Maley Preview:

Three-row crossovers have become the de facto choice for families to carry kids and cargo. Standing out in this crowded class is difficult as automakers introduce new and redesigned mo...

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

2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD with Honda Sensing better.
"I liked the larger look outside and cargo set-up behind the rear seats. "
2018 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
2018 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.2 gal 19 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
310 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
10.5:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 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 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 44.2 in 41 in
Back Legroom 38.4 in 39.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.8 cu ft 14.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,370 lbs 1,495 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.5 in 199.4 in
Width 75.8 in 77.5 in
Height 68.1 in 69 in
Wheelbase 109.8 in 115.3 in

Available Options

2018 Toyota Highlander
LE

Exterior Colors

  • Alumina Jade Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Ooh La La Rouge Mica
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Shoreline Blue Pearl
  • Special Color
  • Toasted Walnut Pearl

Option Packages

  • Protection Package #3
  • Running Boards (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Wiring Harness Package
2018 Mazda CX-9
Grand Touring

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Titanium Flash Mica

Option Packages

  • Dual Rear Seat Entertainment System
  • Front & Rear Bumper Trim
  • Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
  • Mazda Mobile Start

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