2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Toyota Highlander

The midsize SUV class has been one of the fastest growing segments in the automotive industry, and with good reason, too. Midsize SUVs offer a ton of great features, have the space a family or an outdoor adventurer needs without the clumsy handling of a minivan or a truck and often get pretty great gas mileage. But as the class continues to grow, so do the offerings you have to choose from. That can make things complicated. But that’s why we’re here. At Seacoast Mazda, we strive to make your car-buying experience as simple and hassle-free as possible. That’s why we’ve created these comparative research pages.

In this case, we’re taking a look at the 2016 Mazda CX-9 versus the 2016 Toyota Highlander. Both offer impressive amounts of passenger space and cargo capacity, though the 2016 CX-9 can out-tow the 2016 Highlander by about 2,000 pounds. But that’s not the only feature that makes the CX-9 stand apart from the Highlander and the rest of the midsize SUV class. To see what we mean, let’s take a closer look at what the 2016 CX-9 and the 2016 Highlander bring to the table.

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2016 Mazda CX-9 VS 2016 Toyota Highlander
227 HP Horsepower 185 HP
310 lb-ft. Torque 184 lb-ft.
22 MPG City Fuel Efficiency 20 MPG
28 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency 25 MPG

More Power and Better Gas Mileage from the 2016 Mazda CX-9

Whether you’re looking for a great family vehicle or you’re an adventurer looking for a vehicle that can take you to the ends of the Earth and back, one of the first features you’re going to look at is gas mileage. That’s because no matter where you’re going, you’re going to want to save money while getting there. That means you’re going to want the 2016 Mazda CX-9 and its ability to get 22 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway instead of the 2016 Highlander and its 20 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

Now, we know what you’re thinking – better fuel efficiency means I’m not going to be getting the power I need. In fact, the opposite is true in the case of the CX-9 versus the Highlander. The 2016 CX-9 can pump out 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque compared to the Highlander’s 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

Yes, you read all of that correctly. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 is not only more powerful than the 2016 Toyota Highlander, it also gets better gas mileage. If you’d like to know more about the Mazda CX-9, just let our friendly Seacoast Mazda staff know and they’ll get you all the information you’re looking for.

2016 Mazda CX-9 front interior driver dash and display audio
2016 Mazda CX-9 front interior display audio
2016 Mazda CX-9 interior passenger space
2016 Mazda CX-9 side rear exterior

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