If you are interested in owning a luxury three-row SUV near Bloomington, IN, visit Royal South Mazda. The dealership offers an extensive selection of new Mazda vehicles at the best price. Three-row SUVs are a family favorite and one of the best in the lot is the 2023 Mazda CX-9. The vehicle offers premium features at an affordable price starting at MSRP of $38,750. Consisting of five unique trim levels – the CX-9 provides Nappa leather-trimmed seats, 2nd-row captain’s chairs, and a heated steering wheel. However, competition is quite tight in the mainstream three-row SUV lineup and in this model comparison guide, we compare the 2023 Mazda CX-9 with 2023 Toyota Highlander to see which one is better.
2023 Mazda CX-9
2023 Toyota highlander
|SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter 4-cylinder ||Engine
||2.4-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged |
|250/320 ||Maximum Horsepower (hp)/Torque (lb.-ft.)
|19.5||Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.) ||17.9|
From the above comparison, the 2023 Mazda CX-9 stands slightly above the 2023 Toyota Highlander with more favorability in engine, torque, and fuel capacity. Additionally, 2023 CX-9 gives a seamless and refined performance for every weather condition with a standard i-Activ AWD®. This system monitors the changing road conditions and adjusts the power sent to each wheel.
Technologically, 2023 CX-9 keeps the occupant always connected. Using Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, the SUV allows you to connect your iPhone® and Android smartphone. You can easily access maps, contacts, playlists, and other compatible apps on the large 10.25-inch full-color display. Also, no worries about running out of charge. Your Qi-enabled smartphone can be charged on the standard wireless charging pad without a hassle.
We believe that the 2023 Mazda CX-9 is a better pick than the 2023 Toyota Highlander. If you’re interested in the 2023 CX-9, visit us at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN! To get behind the wheel of the 2023 Mazda CX-9, you can schedule a test drive.