2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Toyota Highlander
2019 Mazda CX-9 2019 Toyota Highlander
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MPG (City/Hwy)
  22/28 20/24
Ground Clearance
  8.8 in. 8.0 in.

2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

Serving Shrewsbury, NJ

The days of small cars dominating vehicle sales in the United States are officially over. The convenience and performance provided by crossover sport utility vehicles are just too enticing. If you are looking to add a midsize crossover to your garage, then you only need to focus your search on the 2019 Mazda CX-9 and 2019 Toyota Highlander. These two vehicles give you everything you would want in a midsize crossover without having to break the bank. Let's take a look at some of the essential feature categories to see what crossover is right for you.

Performance & Fuel Efficiency

The top-selling point of crossovers is their ability to provide the engine performance of a large SUV and the fuel efficiency of a small sedan. While you will be more than pleased with the performance and fuel efficiency provided by the new Highlander, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 outshines its competition in these two crucial feature categories. The new midsize crossover from Mazda has a combined fuel efficiency of 24 miles per gallon and a 227-horsepower I-4 engine. The 2019 Toyota Highlander only gets a combined fuel efficiency of 22 miles per gallon with its 185-horsepower I-4 engine. This extra engine power allows you to haul an additional 2,000 pounds when driving the CX-9.

Interior Features

It is only reasonable to expect your new vehicle to come loaded with the latest technology and interior features. Getting these additional features is one of the things that makes buying a brand new vehicle so enticing. A few of the critical interior features that you can find in both of these excellent crossover sport utility vehicles are adaptive cruise control, Bluetooth compatibility, and an infotainment touchscreen. The Mazda CX-9 sets itself apart from the 2019 Highlander by offering a few exclusive features. Voice-activated navigation, heated seats and a driver's seat with lumbar support can only be found in the new CX-9.


It is impossible to prepare for an auto accident, so you need to get a vehicle that will keep you and your passengers safe on the road. While safety is essential to both Mazda and Toyota, you will be slightly safer when driving the 2019 CX-9. The new midsize crossover from Mazda comes equipped with parking assistance, blind-spot monitoring, and in-vehicle assistance service. None of these vital safety features are found in the 2019 Toyota Highlander. These features helped the 2019 Mazda CX-9 score a perfect score on its NHTSA crash test. The new Highlander only received four stars on its overall frontal crash test.

It is plain to see that the 2019 Mazda CX-9 outshines the 2019 Toyota Highlander in every category. Get a firsthand look at this fantastic midsize crossover by stopping at our Mazda dealership for a short test drive.

* Up to an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG for 2019 Mazda CX-9 FWD models. AWD models, 20 city/26 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

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