2020 MAZDA CX-9 vs 2020 Ford Explorer
2020 MAZDA CX-9 2020 Ford Explorer
  320 lb-ft 310 lb-ft
MPG (City/Highway) *
  22/28 21/28
Adaptive Cruise Control
  Standard Optional

2020 MAZDA CX-9 vs 2020 Ford Explorer

Serving Shrewsbury, NJ

The Mazda CX-9 and the Ford Explorer have been leading options for local SUV shoppers for years. These direct competitors are three-row SUVs with modern technologies, reliable capabilities, and significant overall appeal. While they are midsize crossover SUVs that are priced in the same general range, there are apparent and essential differences between the Mazda CX-9 and the Explorer that you need to learn about before picking out your next vehicle.


The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is challenging to take your eyes away from. Its smooth surfaces have the perfect sculpting hint so that they reflect the light beautifully across every surface. The hood and door panels have modest yet crisp accent lines that deliver a balanced personality. Additional exterior features include a chrome-accented grille with a crest-like shape, LED lighting, integrated turn signals in the side mirrors, black body cladding, remote entry, and other equipment. The 2020 Ford Explorer's exterior style is established by long, level lines across the roof and hood. This produces a chunky profile dressed up by a large grille, a hands-free liftgate, LED lights, and a few other features.


The beautiful style of the Mazda CX-9 for 2020 continues throughout its interior. Some of the trims come with wood accents, contrast stitching, and leather seats. All trims have a molded center console that separates the cupholders from the gear shifter, charging station, and rotary drive mode selector. The arched center stack adds an extra touch of class to the interior. This stack gives you control over the climate management system, the smart device apps, the exceptional sound system, and more. The interior design of the 2020 Ford Explorer is notably different. Some of its trims come with leather material, but it has a flat center console with a ledge running through the center stack. Its equipment includes a vertical display screen, a mapping feature, a charging station, a sound system, and a few other items.


If you expect your next SUV to impress you with its exciting capabilities, the Mazda CX-9 has the engineering necessary to deliver that experience. Throughout the 2020 Mazda CX-9's trim line, you will find a Skyactiv®-G, 2.5-liter turbocharged engine with a Skyactiv®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission. This equipment delivers 227 horsepower at your fingertips. Most trim levels for the 2020 Ford Explorer are loaded with a 10-speed auto transmission and an EcoBoost 2.3-liter engine.

Should you take home the 2020 Mazda CX-9 soon? Through a trim-level comparison and an in-person review of our current inventory, you can confidently answer that question. Schedule your personal experience behind the wheel of the 2020 Mazda CX-9 by calling Schwartz Mazda today.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.