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Mazda CX-9 vs. The Competition
Discover the CX-9 with Gem Mazda

When it comes to finding a great SUV for your family, we know you have a lot of options. Here at Gem Mazda, we’re convinced that when you compare the new 2019 Mazda CX-9 to the competition, the Mazda CX-9 will come out ahead each time. If your family is growing or you’re the type of person who seeks adventure, look no further! The 2019 Mazda CX-9 has everything you’re searching for, from luxurious amenities to advanced safety features. Our Mazda dealership in Tallahassee, FL, wants to show you why this is the perfect SUV among its competitors.

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2019 Mazda CX-9

2019 Mazda CX-9 Price

The new 2019 Mazda CX-9 midsize SUV MSRP begins at $32,280. The 2019 model features a long list of updated features for you to enjoy!

Mazda CX-9 Performance

The new 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV offers outstanding capability thanks to its 6-speed automatic transmission and 250-horsepower engine. The handling in a Mazda CX-9 is unlike driving any other SUV of its kind. It offers maximum efficiency and unmatched performance with its turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T engine. The Mazda CX-9 offers a strong acceleration for everyday commutes, and you can upgrade to a trim with Mazda predictive i-ACTIV AWD® to get added traction and control.

2019 Mazda CX-9 Configurations

The Mazda CX-9 offers the option to fold down both the second and third rows, allowing you to take more items with you. The second row is a 60/40 split, whereas the third-row folds in a 50/50 split, giving you ample room for cargo in back. Plus, with a wide range of cabin comforts and the ability to fit seven passengers, the Mazda CX-9 is the family-friendly SUV you've always dreamed of.

Mazda CX-9 Interior

The new 2019 Mazda CX-9 comes loaded with premium features and entertainment technologies that help elevate your time on the road. The standard 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment screen with revised Commander control knob allows you to more easily queue up music, use your favorite apps and more. Upgrade 2019 Mazda CX-9 trims and you'll get amenities like Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, an 8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment screen, leather-trimmed seating surfaces and more!


2019 Honda Pilot


The new 2019 Honda Pilot SUV MSRP starts at $31,450, but you will see a significant price increase as you upgrade to the trim level appropriate for your needs.


The Pilot is powered by a V6 engine, though it can be easily outpaced by the new Mazda CX-9. The turbocharged Mazda CX-9 engine allows you to race off the line, plus allows you to get better fuel efficiency than the Pilot.

Cargo and Space

The 2019 Pilot offers an available third row and seating for up to eight, but you'll have to pay extra just to get the same features you would in the 2019 Mazda CX-9. The Mazda SUV also provides passengers with more legroom.


The Honda Pilot saw minor changes this year but was has kept smart features like the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ standard on every trim available. The Pilot does offer safety features like Collision Warning, Lane-Keeping Assist with Lane Departure Warning and much more. These are also available on the Mazda CX-9.


Toyota Highlander


For just $31,230, you can buy a base-trim 2018 Toyota Highlander. Upgrading to higher trim levels will increase the price, as well as the SUV’s performance.


The Toyota Highlander will allow you and the family to enjoy a quiet yet spacious ride. This crossover is available in seven trim levels, though it offers much less power than the Mazda CX-9 with its standard 185-horsepower engine.

Cargo and Space

This Toyota SUV offers roughly the same amount of passenger space compared to the Mazda CX-9. The only difference you will see here is the seating capacity. The 2018 model adopted its shape from the 2017 model, keeping its 8-passenger seating capacity. When both the second and third rows are folded down you can enjoy 83.7 cubic feet.


This crossover offers standard and optional features like blind-spot monitoring, a power liftgate and keyless entry port. The Mazda CX-9 gets the advantage due to its wider array of available luxurious amenities.


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe


The new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe MSRP starts at $25,000, though to get comparable features to the 2019 Mazda CX-9 you'll have to upgrade trims.


The standard powertrain in the Santa Fe is a 185-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that comes in well below the performance metrics of the Mazda CX-9.

Cargo and Space

The new Santa Fe offers ample cargo space and room for passengers, though it does offer fewer configurations and options than the Mazda CX-9. The third row in the Santa Fe is also on the smaller side compared the 2019 Mazda CX-9.


An array of packages and optional features make the Hyundai Santa Fe a strong choice, though they do come at a cost. The new 2019 Mazda CX-9 offers more for less -- just browse the list of standard features for yourself!

Conquer the competition today with the new Mazda CX-9, soon available at Gem Mazda!

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