2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

Looking for a new SUV that can keep up with what life throws at you? It can be hard to decide on which vehicle can offer you amenities that can match your lifestyle. So, we compared the 2018 Mazda CX-9 and the 2018 Toyota Highlander to help you find the right SUV. Now, both of these vehicles look quite nice and offer a premium interior design, however, there are some differences in what features are offered between them.

For instance, there are differences in the convenient features that are available. Looking at the chart below, you can see that the towing capability between the two SUVs is significantly different, with the 2018 Mazda CX-9 Sport able to tow more than the 2018 Highlander LE. Plus, some of the available features are different, such as a universal garage door opener, heated front seats, navigation system and USB ports.

2018 Mazda CX-9 Sport FWD


2018 Toyota Highlander LE I4 FWD

22 / 28 MPG Fuel Economy (CTY/HWY) 20 / 24 MPG
3,500 pounds Towing Capacity 1,500 pounds
Optional Universal Garage Door Opener Not Available
Optional Heated Front Seats Not Available

2018 Mazda CX-9 available in Hickory, NC

Besides the available convenience features and towing capacities, the other major area of differences between the Mazda CX-9 and the Highlander are the standard and available safety features. Though there are certain technologies that they share, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is also able to be equipped with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Smart City Brake Support, Smart Brake Support, Distance Recognition Support System and Traffic Sign Recognition.

Overall, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is able to offer more premium amenities and advanced technologies compared to the 2018 Toyota Highlander. Plus, the Mazda CX-9 is outfitted with a more luxurious interior that features gorgeous leather-trim.

If you are interested in the 2018 Mazda CX-9, you can stop in or contact us at Hickory Mazda for more information.

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