2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander | Fort Worth, TX

Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander 

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is a three-row SUV with seating for seven, which makes it great for families. It stands out from other rivals, like the 2019 Toyota Highlander, when it comes to fuel economy, performance, and unique features.

Fuel Economy

The Mazda CX-9 comes with a standard 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine, while the Highlander has a 2.7-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Both come with a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, as well as standard front-wheel drive. However, if you want the best fuel economy, go with the Mazda model. The CX-9 yields 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, when equipped with FWD.* The Highlander, on the other hand, gets 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway when equipped with FWD.

Power and Capabilities

Performance is another area where the Mazda CX-9 beats the Highlander. The Toyota Highlander outputs 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the base four-cylinder engine. The Mazda CX-9, however, yields up to 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the Mazda engine peaks at a lower rpm, giving you a more responsive driving experience. And, with i-ACTIV AWD®, the Mazda automatically adapts to a variety of driving conditions.


There are also some features that are exclusive to the Mazda CX-9. To begin with, the CX-9 comes with a KODO: Soul of Motion exterior design, which helps it stand apart on the road. Leather trim on the steering and shift knob lend an elegant vibe, while USB ports and a proximity key lend connectivity and convenience. The Highlander lacks these unique features.

Experience the advantages of the 2019 CX-9 when you stop by Hiley Mazda of Fort Worth for a test drive.

*EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.


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