2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Mazda CX-9

Passenger side exterior view of a white 2018 Mazda CX-5 on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Mazda CX-9 on the right

Mazda has been raking in the awards for the 2018 model class and the major reasons why have been because of the brands unmistakable KODO: Soul of Motion design and its efficient and exhilarating SKYACTIV® drivetrain. If you are in the market for a stylish and tech-savvy SUV then you have likely taken note of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Mazda CX-9. Both of these SUVs are attractive and accommodating and have many other similarities, but it is their differences that will help you determine whether the 2018 Mazda CX-5 or the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is right for you. To help make your decision we have comprised this comprehensive comparison of the two.



Standard Drivetrain Specs

2018 Mazda CX-5

Versus

2018 Mazda CX-9

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.5T SKYACTIV®-G Dynamic Pressure Turbo 4-Cylinder
187 HP. 186 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 227 HP/ 250 LB-FT
SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic
25 MPG City/ 31 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 22 MPG City/ 28 MPG HWY

Neither the 2018 Mazda CX-5 or the 2018 Mazda CX-9 offer an upgrade from their standard engine, but they both make All-Wheel Drive (AWD) available across all trim levels. When the 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder works with AWD it attains EPA estimates of 24 MPG City/ 30 MPH HWY. The 2.5T SKYACTIV®-G Turbo engine averages EPA estimates of 20 MPG City/ 26 MPG HWY in AWD.


Interior Space

2018 Mazda CX-5

Versus

2018 Mazda CX-9

5 Passengers Seating Capacity 7 Passengers
103.6 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 135.1 Cubic Feet
30.9 Cubic Feet Standard Cargo Volume 14.4 Cubic Feet
59.6 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Volume 71.2 Cubic Feet

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is the smaller of the two SUVs but does offer more standard cargo space in lieu of the third-row seat. Both vehicles have standard split-folding rear seats for desirable interior cargo and passenger space flexibility. The decision between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is an easy choice once you see a side-by-side comparison of the two. Take them both for a test drive today at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN and figure out which one feels right to you.