2020 CX-5 vs 2020 CX-9

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Mazda CX-9

When it comes to crossover SUVs, the market is incredibly saturated. Every automaker has at least two crossovers, often more. Unfortunately for consumers, that means having to sift through a lot of low-quality products. Luckily, Mazda has two award-winning crossovers that we’ll be taking a look at today.

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Mazda CX-9: which is right for you?

2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature


2020 Mazda CX-9 Signature




2.5L turbo 4-cyl


2.5L turbo 4-cyl

227 hp / 310 lb-ft

Horsepower / Torque

227 hp / 310 lb-ft

6-speed shiftable auto


-speed shiftable auto





Fuel Economy



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2020 CX-5 front close-up shot

2020 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is a crossover SUV. It has two rows of seating, putting the seating capacity at five. If you need to transport cargo, the storage area measures 30.9 cu-ft; with the rear seats folded down, that space just about doubles to 59.6 cu-ft. The Signature trim comes fully-loaded with all the safety and drive assistive features on the market, as well as some excellent luxury features like a Bose premium audio system, Nappa leather upholstery, and wood accents. The CX-5 is nimble when it comes to driving; it's comparable to the MX-5 Miata, often lauded as one of the most drivable cars ever produced.

2020 Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 is a midsize crossover SUV. It’s bigger than the CX-5, with three row-seating. That means it has seven-person seating; with the available second-row captain’s chairs, the seating capacity goes down to six. Just like the CX-5 Signature, the CX-9 Signature also comes fully-loaded with every safety and driver assistive feature you’d expect, as well as the same luxury features. The CX-9 is markedly more drivable than other vehicles in it segment but isn’t quiteas responsive as the smaller CX-5.

2020 CX-9 on gravel road
2020 CX-9 rear view
2020 CX-5 exterior shot from behind

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