2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Ford Explorer

Full-size SUVs are great vehicles for large, busy families with modern needs. See how Mazda’s popular full-size SUV compares to the competition in the following 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Ford Explorer model comparison from Gwatney Mazda of Germantown, TN. 

Families seeking affordability will find both the Mazda CX-9 and the Ford Explorer highly appealing. Both SUVs offer capable performance, but the Explorer delivers the most horsepower while the CX-9 earns the best fuel economy—earning up to five more miles to the gallon during city driving. Both SUVs seat up to seven passengers and offer plenty of cargo space for family adventures or weekend getaways. 

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2018 Mazda CX-9

Trim: Sport


2018 Ford Explorer

Trim: Explorer

$32,130 Starting MSRP $32,140

250-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T I-4 &

SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic



280-hp 2.3L I-4 &

6-speed automatic transmission

Up to 22 city / 28 highway Fuel Economy (MPG) Up to 17 city / 24 highway

7 passengers &

14.4 – 71.2 cubic feet
Seating Capacity & Cargo Space

7 passengers &

21 – 80.7 cubic feet

2018 Mazda CX-9 Interior Features

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 was designed for modern families always on the go. Stylish, versatile, and spacious, the CX-9 offers a well-equipped cabin filled with the latest technology, safety, comfort, and convince features to enhance life behind the wheel.

Discover some of the Mazda CX-9’s available interior features below:

  • 8” Full-Screen Color Display
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • …and much more! 

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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