2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Acura MDX 

When it comes to vehicle shopping, there are an overwhelming number of choices in the automotive market. Comparisons can help to alleviate the confusion of sifting through the many makes and models at shoppers' disposal. Luxury brand comparisons are one of our initiatives here at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown. Alongside comparisons between similar priced vehicles, luxury comparisons can really help shoppers to evaluate the value of the Mazda brand.  

Here at Gwatney Mazda, we're committed to helping shoppers get into a vehicle they can be proud of. We deliver premium vehicles at affordable prices, and we've got the records to prove it. Take a look at how the Mazda brand compares to luxury-brand competitors. In this comparison, we're placing the 2018 Mazda CX-9 and the 2018 Acura MDX side-by-side so you can see how the two models measure up and which one affords drivers high-quality features at a better valued price. 

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2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Acura MDX
$32,130* Starting MSRP $44,200
Standard on Signature Trim Nappa Leather Seating Not Available
Standard on Signature Trim AWD Available as Upgrade
Standard on Signature Trim Natural Wood Trim Available as Upgrade

Key Features of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 

Looking at the table above, you can see automatically that the Mazda CX-9 is priced at a significantly lower MSRP than the MDX. This is not unusual when comparing to a luxury brands. However, when you look further down the list, you'll notice that the Mazda CX-9 offers standard features on its top trim that the MDX only offers as part of a package upgrade.  

The top trim in the Mazda CX-9 spectrum, the Signature trim, is priced at a starting MSRP of $44,315*, whereas the MDX's top trim, the Entertainment Package, is priced at a starting MSRP of $50,600. Even at this high-level trim and high price point, the MDX cannot offer drivers the same features as the Mazda's CX-9 Signature. Drivers have to upgrade with package options in the MDX spectrum to gain access to the same type of offerings that the top trim in the Mazda CX-9 spectrum offers as standard amenities. This showcases Mazda's commitment to quality and value.  

No matter the trim you choose in the Mazda CX-9, its specifications and feature offerings are comparable to the MDX. For further information on how individual trim levels compare in the 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Acura MDX comparison, contact us at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown. We'll show you why buying Mazda means gaining luxury without the luxury price tag. 


*MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $975 destination charge (Alaska $1,020). Model shown priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary.


Wood Accents in 2018 Mazda CX-9 Signature Trim Level
Exterior View of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 in Gray
Rear End and Side View of 2018 Mazda CX-9 in Gray
2018 Mazda CX-9 Interior View of Nappa Leather Seating in Signature Trim

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