2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner

If you're looking for a crossover SUV that's stylish, luxurious, fun-to-drive, spacious, versatile, safe and affordably priced, then you'd be hard-pressed to find a better choice than the 2018 Mazda CX-9. One of the Mazda CX-9's competitors is the Toyota 4Runner. See how they measure up in this 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner comparison.

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 has the advantage of affordability, with a base MSRP that's $2,300 lower than the 2018 4Runner ($32,110 vs $34,410). Despite the lower price tag, the Mazda CX-9 is loaded with premium features. This includes standard LED headlights and taillights, 18" aluminum-alloy wheels, three-zone automatic climate control, MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System and Aha, Pandora and Sticher internet radio integration. The new Mazda CX-9 also offers available heated seats, leather-trimmed seats and Rosewood trim. Another advantage of the Mazda CX-9 is its higher seating capacity, with the ability to fit seven people, compared to only five for the 4Runner.

2018 Mazda CX-9 VS 2018 Toyota 4Runner
$32,110 Base MSRP $34,410
22 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 17 city/21 hwy mpg
7 Seating Capacity 5
Standard Smart City Brake Support No

Advantages of the 2018 Mazda CX-9

Under the hood of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is the sophisticated SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T engine, which produces 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The engine is efficient, with an estimated fuel economy of 22 city/28 hwy mpg, compared to only 17 city/21 hwy mpg for the 4Runner. Furthering the performance of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is the smooth-shifting SKYACTIV®-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission, as well as G-Vectoring Control for superb handling. Also, for confident traction over uneven terrains and in challenging weather conditions, you can get the available i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive® system.

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 has the advantage for safety. The standard Smart City Brake Support makes driving through city traffic a little less stressful by automatically applying the brakes when encountering a potential collision. The Mazda CX-9 also comes standard with a rearview camera and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Traffic Alert. Additionally, with the Mazda CX-9 Touring grade, you'll get all of the features of the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of driver assistance features. This includes Lane Departure Warning, LaneKeep Assist, High Beam Control and Smart Brake Support.

Contact us at Capistrano Mazda if you live in Orange County, California and would like to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Mazda CX-9!