Midsize SUVs make great vehicles for moving the whole family. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander check a lot of boxes for drivers near East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Easton, Brodheadsville, and Saylorsville.

However, of those two rides, which has the qualities you need? Ray Price Mazda has created this 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander comparison to help you decide.

Mazda CX-9 vs Toyota Highlander: Interior Dimensions

In terms of driver comfort, the Mazda CX-9 and the Toyota Highlander have the space you need to stay relaxed. Each model offers well over 40 inches of front legroom-more than enough for even the tallest of drivers. In the second and third rows, however, the Mazda CX-9 has a slight advantage. Let's look closer:

  • Mazda CX-9 second-/third-row legroom: 39.4 inches/29.7 inches
  • Toyota Highlander second-/third-row legroom: 38.4 inches/27.7 inches

On long rides, adults will find more comfort and room to stretch out in the rear of the Mazda CX-9.

If you're planning on using all three of those rows, the Mazda CX-9 also has slightly more cargo space. Behind the third row, it offers 14.4 cubic feet compared to the Highlander's 13.8 cubic feet, but either should supply the room you need for groceries, duffel bags, and more.

Mazda vs Toyota: Infotainment

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 features the straightforward MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, complete with:

  • 7-inch touchscreen display
  • Six speakers
  • Bluetooth® wireless connectivity

Its intuitiveness is well-matched by the Entune™ multimedia system of the Highlander, which includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen, six speakers, and Bluetooth®, as well.

The Mazda CX-9 also adds standard Push Button Start to streamline your morning routine! You'll also find three-zone automatic climate control, letting the driver, front passenger, and your riders in the rear each set their ideal temperature. You can get these features on the Highlander, but they don't come standard.

Mazda CX-9 vs Toyota Highlander: Specs

Under the hood of the Toyota Highlander, you'll find a base 2.7L 4-cylinder engine that delivers up to 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque-that's certainly enough power to handle all your basic day-to-day driving. The Mazda CX-9, however, has a bit more pep in its step, with 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque from its 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G engine.

Besides all that accelerative power, the new Mazda CX-9 also offers a fuel economy advantage, so you can go further! Take a look:

  • Mazda CX-9: EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG1
  • Toyota Highlander: EPA-estimated 21 city/27 highway MPG

Your next family adventure will last even longer in the CX-9!

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As shoppers near Stroudsburg and Easton can see, a 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander face-off leaves both rides looking good. If you value better standard performance, spacious rear seats, and modern technology, you may like what you find in the Mazda midsize SUV.

Decide if the Mazda CX-9 is right for your drives around East Stroudsburg, Brodheadsville, and Saylorsville. Schedule a test drive at Ray Price Mazda today!

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1 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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