How Does the New Mazda CX-5 Compare to the Mazda CX-9?

Mazda is a brand that's beloved for a lot of good reasons, the least of which not being its impressive and unique SUVs. Built to deliver a higher standard of style, features, and driving, new models like the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-9 can offer SUV experiences unlike anything else their same-sized peers from other brands can offer.

That's not what you're worried about, though. You've already settled your mind on going home in a Mazda SUV. What you're having trouble with is deciding on which one.

Have no fear, the Mazda expert at Tom Bush Mazda can help. Let's take a look at what both the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-9 have to offer, and which one might be right for.


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The New Mazda CX-5

A compact model, the Mazda CX-5 offers a small-bodied SUV experience with seating for up to five. While its smaller size might limit its usefulness for larger families and the company carpool, its lightweight chassis and advanced driving options help it deliver a driving experience unlike anything else you'll find in its segment. When you take a new CX-5 out for a joy ride in Saint Augustine and Jacksonville Beach, you'll enjoy a level of control most drivers expect from smaller sedans.

Performance: 2.5-lite inline-4 (187 horsepower, 186 pounds-feet of torque, 25/31 miles per gallon), 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 (250 horsepower, 310 pounds-feet of torque, 23/28 miles per gallon), 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel inline-4 (168 horsepower, 290 pounds-feet of torque, 27/30 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Keyless Entry, Keyless Ignition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Heated Seating, Simulated Leather Upholstery, Dual-Zone Climate Control, All-Wheel-Drive, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Built-In Navigation, Bose Premium Audio

Safety Features: Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rearview Camera, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, Lane Departure Warnings

The New Mazda CX-9

The mid-sized Mazda CX-9 definitely checks off all the requirements to qualify for "family-friendly" status. Its seven-seat interior is comfortable, even on long road trips. Its feature suite, in turn, offers plenty of amenities for families and drivers interested in enjoying the road. Perhaps most importantly of all, the CX-9 delivers on Mazda's trademark standard of improved agility and dynamic driving.

Performance: 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 (227 horsepower, 310 pounds-feet of torque, 22/28 miles per gallon

Feature Options: Three-Zone Climate Control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Mazda Connect, Nappa Leather Trim, Rosewood Accents, Bose Premium Audio, Built-in Navigation, Heated/Ventilated Seating

Safety Features: Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warnings, Rearview Camera

Which New Mazda SUV is Right for Me?

Deciding between the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-9 all comes down to looking at your day-to-day needs on the roads of Brunswick, GA, and Gainesville. If you want something with great features and more space for seating, the CX-9 is a no-brainer. Its seven-seat interior puts it on equal footing with many of the market's best mid-sized models.

The CX-9's larger size, unfortunately, also means that it's a bit more cumbersome, even with the benefit of Mazda's expert engineering. If you don't need the extra seating and would prefer a nimble driving experience, the Mazda CX-5 might be your better choice.

Take a Test Drive to Help You Decide

Would you like to know more about everything the Mazda SUV lineup has to offer? Come and visit Tom Bush Mazda. Our Jacksonville dealership has new CX-5 and CX-9 models available for a test drive. We take pride in being a valuable vehicle resource for drivers in Riverside FL, Ponte Vedra Beach, and more.