2018 Mazda CX-9, Red Exterior

2019 Mazda CX-9

2019 Toyota Highlander, Grey Exterior

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Mazda CX-9

2019 Toyota Highlander

227 hp


185 hp
24 mpg*

Combined MPG

22 mpg

Standard Leather Steering Wheel


Standard USB Ports


Standard Proximity Key

3,500 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds


If a comfortable and powerful SUV is on your new vehicle shopping list, it’s worth considering both the 2019 Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander. While each offers the connectivity and convenience any Henderson family needs on daily drives, only one will provide all you need and then some. Compare the Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander with us at Findlay Mazda then take the Mazda SUV for a test drive to fully experience this model before driving it off the lot.

Mazda CX-9 vs. Highlander: Performance Specs

While having plenty of power is important on Las Vegas roads, it’s also important to remain efficient. The Mazda CX-9 performance offers more power than the Highlander without sacrificing efficiency. Compare Mazda CX-9 vs. Highlander specs below:

2019 Mazda CX-9

  • Engine: 2.5L I-4 engine capable of producing 227 hp
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined): 22/28/24 mpg*

2019 Toyota Highlander

  • Engine: 2.7L engine that generates 185 hp
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined): 20/22/24 mpg

As far as towing capabilities go, the Mazda CX-9 once again pulls ahead of the competition. This Mazda SUV provides a max towing capacity of 3,500 pounds while the Toyota Highlander has a max capacity of 1,500 pounds with standard equipment.

Mazda CX-9 vs. Highlander: Technology

You’ll notice that both the new Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander offer a few similar features like Bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition, 6 speaker audio, and an aux port, however, if you’re looking to get the most from your new vehicle, you’ll want to opt for the Mazda CX-9. In addition to the features mentioned above, you can access features that won’t be found on the Highlander including:

  • Available navigation system
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available parking assist
  • Blind spot monitoring system
  • Keyless access system

Test Drive the New Mazda CX-9 at Findlay Mazda Today!

Experience the new Mazda CX-9 at Findlay Mazda today with a test drive before bringing your favorite Mazda SUV home to Boulder City. We also offer plenty of new vehicle specials and Mazda lease deals to help make your decision more affordable. Learn more about our models, compare the Mazda CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot, check out the Mazda CX-9 interior, or contact us in the meantime with any questions.

*Up to an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG for 2019 Mazda CX-9 FWD models. AWD models, 20 city/26 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.
**2018 CX-9 image used.

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