2017 Mazda CX-9 vs 2017 Chevy Traverse

Three-row crossovers are becoming more and more popular for families who require plenty of passenger and cargo space. Not only are the spacious and capable, but they also offer the latest technology equipment aimed at improving safety, convenience and entertainment on the road.

In an effort to inform prospective crossover shoppers about two popular options, our team at Seacoast Mazda has put together a comparison outlining key differences and similarities between the 2017 Mazda CX-9 and 2017 Chevy Traverse. Interested drivers can get a better idea of what to expect from each model before deciding which one is best suited for them.

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2017 Mazda CX-9 VS 2017 Chevy Traverse
22 city / 28 highway Fuel Economy (mpg) 15 city / 22 highway
LED low/high beam Headlights Halogen
18-inch silver aluminum Wheels 17-inch steel
39.4 inches Rear Leg Room 36.8 inches

Both the Mazda CX-9 and Chevy Traverse are sharp-looking vehicles that clearly stand out on the road, if only for their sleek yet rugged exterior designs. But there is so much more to be aware of. Under the hood, the Mazda CX-9 comes standard with a less powerful engine, though it offers significantly better fuel economy than the Traverse. Despite offering less power, the Mazda CX-9 has a standard towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, compared to the Traverse's 2,000-pound towing capacity. The Mazda CX-9 provides comfortable seating for 7 passengers, while the Chevy Traverse has an 8-passenger seating capacity. That being said, the Mazda CX-9 offers more rear seat leg room to accommodate for taller riders. Other standard elements on the 2017 Mazda CX-9 include voice recognition, a leather steering wheel, adjustable head restraints, dual-zone front automatic air conditioning, and more.

Test drive the 2017 Mazda CX-9 in Portsmouth, NH

Although the Chevy Traverse is an outstanding crossover and a worthy competitor, the Mazda CX-9 stands out in more ways than one. Drivers can choose from four different trim levels—Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature. Each Mazda -9 model offers its own unique set of components in order to appeal to a wide variety of shoppers. Some notable features include leather seating, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control, a sunroof, a head-up display, and much more.

If you have your eye on the 2017 Mazda CX-9 and would like to experience its impressive features and capabilities firsthand in Portsmouth, NH, we invite you to schedule a test drive with our team at Seacoast Mazda.

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