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2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander

The latest iteration of the Mazda CX-9 to arrive at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom will definitely raise its profile in one of the most competitive segments in the entire automotive industry. In order to show how far the automaker’s largest crossover SUV has come for the new model year, considering this comparison between the 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander. Now that the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is available at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown, the dealership’s product experts have a greater understanding of what it puts it ahead of the highly-respected Toyota Highlander. Future owners of the new Mazda CX-9 will have more advanced technology available than those who choose the Highlander as well as more standard performance. Buyers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Mazda CX-9 today by calling, 833-241-6312.

There are four trims available for the 2019 Mazda CX-9 at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. Each of them above the entry-level Sport model come with a new version of the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system with a new array of capabilities. Chief among the new technological upgrades is compatibility with the Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ suites of applications. Drivers and passengers will be able to connect their compatible smartphones via USB cord. In addition to offering access to each platform’s most popular apps, drivers will be able to use each device’s native voice activation systems. The 2018 Toyota Highlander does not offer access to either suite of applications. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is able to match the Highlander in terms of usability and maximum passenger capacity.


2019 Mazda CX-9


2018 Toyota Highlander

Turbo., 2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
227/310 Horsepower/Torque 185/184
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
Yes Smartphone Integration No


Performance Specs

All of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 models for sale or lease at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown use the same powertrain. Under the hood of the three-row, seven-passenger is the SKYACTIV®-G turbocharged, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that will be attached to the SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. When using regular-grade gasoline, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 will be able to produce 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. For a bit more performance, owners can opt to use premium gas for an output of 250 horsepower. The base powertrain used by the 2018 Toyota Highlander is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that also uses a six-speed automatic. However, Toyota Highlander owner will only be able to achieve up to 185 horsepower.



A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2019 Mazda CX-9.
A photo of some of the cargo space in the 2019 Mazda CX-9.
A photo of the gear-shifter in the 2019 Mazda CX-9.
A front-right quarter photo of the 2019 Mazda CX-9.
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