When we compare the BMW X5's and the Mazda CX-9's specifications and ratings, the BMW X5 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Mazda CX-9 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, reliability, resale value and overall quality score. The BMW X5 and Mazda CX-9 have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the BMW X5's and the Mazda CX-9's specifications and ratings, the Mazda CX-9 is a better car than the BMW X5.
BMW X5 vs. Mazda CX-9 Pricing
A used 2023 BMW X5 ranges from $59,997 to $90,969 while a used 2023 Mazda CX-9 is priced between $35,991 to $46,273. For a new model, the BMW X5's price is between $66,063 and $95,708, with the Mazda CX-9 priced between $37,113 and $46,734.
BMW X5 vs. Mazda CX-9 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW X5 loses 53.8 percent of its value and the Mazda CX-9 loses 46.3 percent of its value. This means the Mazda CX-9 retains 7.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW X5.
BMW X5 vs. Mazda CX-9 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X5 is 7.8 out of 10 while the Mazda CX-9's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the BMW X5 being ranked 10 out of 20 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs and the Mazda CX-9 being ranked 8 out of 30 Best SUVs with 3 Rows.
BMW X5 vs. Mazda CX-9 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X5 is 8.4 out of 10. For the Mazda CX-9 the reliability rating is 8.7 out of 10. This gives the Mazda CX-9 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the BMW X5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW X5’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the Mazda CX-9 base engine makes 250 horsepower. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 569 miles. The CX-9 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 507 miles.This gives the Mazda CX-9 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the BMW X5 the advantage in maximum range. The X5 uses premium unleaded, and the CX-9 uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The BMW X5 and Mazda CX-9 are comparable in regards to rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Mazda CX-9 has higher safety ratings than the BMW X5, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the BMW X5 and the Mazda CX-9 have the same Top Safety Pick award.