2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Mazda CX-5

The new 2019 Mazda CX-9 is available at Mazda dealers in NH as the latest version of the brand's third-row SUV. For the new model year, Mazda has refined and improved the CX-9 in many ways to make it a more polished and appealing buy for those looking for a larger SUV. More than ever, the CX-9 is even able to compete against premium and luxury-branded SUVs thanks to its overall refinement and quality.

For many SUV buyers, though, it's choosing between one over another that proves difficult. You may like the CX-9, but would your needs for a vehicle be satisfied by its crossover sibling, the 2019 Mazda CX-5? We'll take a look at both 2019 Mazda SUVs in NH to help you decide which would fit your specific lifestycle and desires in a new SUV.

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2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Mazda CX-5
7 Passengers Maximum Seating 5 Passengers
$34,080 Starting Price (AWD) $25,750
250 horsepower Maximum Available Horsepower 250 horsepower

Do You Need Third-Row Seating

One of the most important questions when comparing Mazda's two largest vehicles is: do you need third-row seating? The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is the only Mazda model available with third-row seating. It's also the absolute largest vehicle available in Mazda's new line-up. So if you absolutely need third-row seating in your new SUV, the CX-9 is definitely the best choice.

If you're unsure if you'll use third-row seating, let's look at how the 2019 Mazda CX-5 compares to the CX-9 in a number of areas.


Being the smaller of the two Mazda SUV options, the 2019 CX-5 starts at $25,750 compared to the CX-9's $34,080 starting price for the AWD-included models. For the highest-level Signature trim, those prices become $45,365 for the CX-9 and $36,890 for the CX-5.

2018 Mazda CX-9 parked outside.


2018 Mazda CX-9 dash and wheel.
2018 Mazda CX-9 gear shift.


2018 Mazda CX-9 side view of seats.