2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 

2018 Mazda CX-5 in Red vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 in Gray

When you're choosing your next crossover or SUV, you want to be certain that you're choosing the best possible vehicle for your needs. This means that you need to do a bit of research before you pick your favorite model. Here at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown, we make it easy to find the perfect fit for you with our comparison tools. In this comparison, we're looking at two of the members in the Mazda crossover and SUV segment.  

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 comparison places the middle-sizedMazda CX-5 alongside the full-sized Mazda CX-9. These models are both built with stunning styling and forward-thinking technologies. Equipped with advanced safety and superior audio technologies, the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-9 both make great choices for your next vehicle. We're going to detail the differences between the two models to help illustrate their individual qualifications. Take a look! 

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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Mazda CX-9
5 Seating Capacity 7
SKYACTIV®1-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine Engine Specs SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T 4-cylinder engine
Standard Cylinder-Deactivation Technology Not Available
No Signature Trim Level Yes
59.6 cubic feet Cargo Volume 71.2 cubic feet
187 hp Horsepower 250 hp
Yes* IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Yes*

Key Differences Between the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-9 

The difference between the sizes of the models in this comparison affects a number of categories where there are inconsistencies between the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-9. This affects the power of each model, the fuel efficiency, the cargo volume, and the seating capacity, among other criteria. Depending upon your individual needs, one vehicle may be more beneficial than the other. This is based on personal choice, as neither vehicle has an upper hand in this section of the comparison. 

Another main difference is the presence of cylinder-deactivation technology. This tech is present on both the new 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the new 2018 CX-9. It works to shut down the outside two cylinders of the engine when the vehicle is operating between certain speeds at a steady pace. When you need a burst of power, the engine will switch back to four cylinders. You won’t be able to notice the change, but it will increase your fuel economy and help to reduce emissions. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 does not offer this technology but does allow for increased power with its turbocharged engine.  

One other significant difference is the trim level offerings of each vehicle. The Mazda CX-5 does not offer a Signature trim level like the Mazda CX-9. This trim is designed to rival luxury brands and combines special trim-specific materials with an ultra-sophisticated style and increased power performance from its standard Mazda i-ACTIV® AWD system.  

No matter which you choose, you're sure to find an incredibly capable vehicle at your fingertips. You can contact us at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown for more information on this comparison between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Mazda CX-9. View both of these models in our online inventory and then stop by to test drive each one for yourself.  

*The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus when are equipped with the available Adaptive Front-lighting System. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus when equipped with available Smart Brake Support and Adaptive Front-lighting System. 


2018 Mazda CX-5 Exterior View in Red
View of Steering Wheel in 2018 Mazda CX-5
2018 Mazda CX-9 Interior View of Seating in Burgundy
2018 Mazda CX-9 Exterior Side View in Gray


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