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Mazda CX-5 vs. Mazda CX-9

When comparing the Mazda CX-5 to the Mazda CX-9, the Mazda CX-5 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Mazda CX-9 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Mazda CX-5 versus the Mazda CX-9, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Mazda CX-5 versus Mazda CX-9 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Mazda CX-5 ranges from $22,998 to $31,998 while a used Mazda CX-9 from the same model year range is priced between $26,372 to $37,989. For a new model, the Mazda CX-5's price is between $29,599 and $40,944, with the Mazda CX-9 priced between $40,138 and $49,980.

Mazda CX-5 versus Mazda CX-9 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mazda CX-5 is 8.3 out of 10 while the Mazda CX-9's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Mazda CX-5 being ranked 12 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs and the Mazda CX-9 being ranked 10 out of 61.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Mazda CX-5’s base engine makes 187 horsepower, and the Mazda CX-9 base engine makes 250 horsepower. The CX-5 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 459 miles. The CX-9 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 507 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Mazda CX-9, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room and rear shoulder room. The Mazda CX-5, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of rear head room, rear leg room and trunk space. The Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 are comparable in regards to front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Mazda CX-9 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Mazda CX-5.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Mazda CX-9 has higher safety ratings than the Mazda CX-5, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.85 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-9 have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Mazda CX-5

2023 Mazda CX-9

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,599 - $40,944

Used Asking Price:

$22,998 - $31,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$40,138 - $49,980

Used Asking Price:

$26,372 - $37,989

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.0 / 10

Safety:

9.9 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

8.0 / 10

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

8 / 24
12 / 61
14 / 24
15 / 24
26 / 61
27 / 61
29 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

6 / 25
7 / 31
7 / 25
7 / 15
8 / 61
9 / 31
9 / 25
9 / 21
10 / 61
10 / 28
11 / 31
11 / 25
13 / 61
15 / 31
45 / 61

Summary Review

The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover with seating for five and a reputation as a favorite for drivers. The current Mazda CX-5 was redesigned for the 2017 model year, with new models costing an average of $32,211 and recent models averaging $23,771.

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Summary Review

Mazda’s CX-9 is a three-row crossover SUV that’s slightly smaller but more engaging to drive than most of its direct competitors.

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Pros and Cons

  • Dynamic driving experience
  • Near-luxury interior design and materials
  • Available 250-hp turbo engine on newer models

  • No hybrid available
  • Fuel economy lags class leaders
  • Non-turbo models could use more power

Pros and Cons

  • Outstanding standard features make CX-9 a near-premium vehicle
  • The Turbocharged engine is a reviewer’s favorite

  • Aging infotainment setup
  • Smaller than most of its segment peers

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

2.5 S, 2.5 Turbo, 2.5 S Select, 2.5 S Carbon Edition, 2.5 S Preferred, 2.5 S Premium, 2.5 S Premium Plus, 2.5 Turbo Signature

Trim Levels

Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring, Signature, Touring Plus

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.85 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

187 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

186 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

250 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

320 foot-lbs @ 2500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.057 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 30 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

367 / 459 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 26 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

390 / 507 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.8 inches

Cargo Space:

30.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

59.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

134.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.1 inches

Cargo Space:

14.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

71.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

150.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3717 lbs

Width:

83.3 inches

Height:

66.1 inches

Length:

180.1 inches

Wheelbase:

106.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.6 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4409 lbs

Width:

86.9 inches

Height:

69 inches

Length:

199.4 inches

Wheelbase:

115.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P225/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

P255/60R18