2019 Mazda CX-9 White


2019 Toyota Highlander Red


2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander

Mazda CX-9

Toyota Highlander
24 mpg

Combined mpg

22 mpg
227 hp


185 hp

Standard leather steering wheel


Standard USB ports


Standard proximity key

3,500 lbs.

Max towing capacity

1,500 lbs.

If you’re looking for a comfortable and capable SUV, then it’s likely that you’ve considered both the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander. Both offer the connectivity and convenience features your family needs to drive from North Haven to Shelton without any fuss. But which is best for you? To help you decide, our team have compared the Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander below! Read on to see which SUV is best for your drives around Ansonia, and be sure to browse our online inventory.

CX-9 vs. Highlander: Performance and Efficiency

When you’re driving around Wallingford and New Haven, it’s important to have not only powerful capability, but also dynamic efficiency. Luckily, the Mazda CX-9 lets you have your cake and eat it too. Compare Mazda CX-9 vs. Highlander specs below:

2019 Mazda CX-9

  • Engine: 2.5L I-4 engine capable of producing 227 hp
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined): 22/28/24 mpg

2019 Toyota Highlander

  • Engine: 2.7L engine that generates 185 hp
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined): 20/22/24 mpg

When it comes to towing power, the Mazda CX-9 once again outshines the Toyota Highlander. The Mazda CX-9 provides 3,500 lbs. of towing capacity, while the Toyota Highlander can only tow 1,500 lbs. with standard equipment.

2019 Mazda CX-9 Driving

CX-9 vs. Highlander: Tech Features

When comparing the Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander, you’ll notice that both offer a few similar features like Bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition, 6 speaker audio, and an aux port. However, the Mazda CX-9 comes with several features that you won’t find on comparable Toyota Highlander models, including:

  • Available navigation system
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available parking assist
  • Blind spot monitoring system
  • Keyless access system
2019 Mazda CX-9 Apple Carplay

Compare the Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander For Yourself!

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of the perfect SUV for your daily drives? Contact Hamden Mazda to schedule a test drive in any new Mazda CX-9 for sale on our lot! We’ll help you take a better look at all the features you’ll enjoy while behind the wheel of a new CX-9. When you want to learn more with our experts, be sure to learn more about tire rotations and all Mazda SUVs today.

Want to take your search into another direction? Be sure to compare the Mazda3 Hatchback vs. Mazda CX-3Mazda CX-3 vs. Mazda CX-5, or the Mazda3 vs. the Mazda6 today. Also be sure to take a minute to learn more about Mazda CX-5 safety ratings or Mazda CX-9 interior features.

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