2013 Mazda CX-9 2013 Toyota Highlander
270lb-ft @4250 Torque 186 lb-ft @4100
273 Horsepower 187
3500 Towing Capacity 1500
100.7 cu-ft Max Cargo Volume 95.4 cu-ft

2013 Mazda CX-9 vs 2013 Toyota Highlander

Mazda performance power, interior spaciousness, and unmatched crossover versatility make the 2013 Mazda CX-9 the clear winner in the battle between the 2013 Mazda CX-9 vs 2013 Toyota Highlander. Trailing behind the Highlander by only one hwy mpg, the CX-9 earns an EPA-estimated 24 hwy mpg with its 3.7L DOHC engine. With the muscle to produce up to 273 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, the tough seven-passenger crossover can haul up to 3,500 pounds at one time when equipped with the Towing Prep Package. Gripping the ground with available 18- or 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, the CX-9 controls even the most heavy-duty situations with grace, agility, and stability.

Inside the CX-9 is three rows of ergonomic seating for up to seven passengers. Available leather-trimmed seats add a fresh level of sophistication to the athletic crossover, and the available Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System make for a grand entrance into the impressive CX-9. Ample cargo space is available when either the 60/40 split second-row seat or the 50/50 split third-row seat is folded down, and the available multi-way adjustable driver seat with memory settings gives the driver the celebrity treatment.

Get Behind the Wheel of the 2013 Mazda CX-9

Mazda wouldn’t be the same without its thirst for innovation and fresh technology. Inside the CX-9 is a variety of tools and amenities that make for a more exciting commute, road trip, or run to the grocery store. If drivers plan to take a trip to an unknown area, the available Mazda Navigation System with TomTom technology can come to the rescue. Whether drivers want to jam their favorite band or enjoy the sound of silence, the available Bose Centerpoint Surround System with AudioPilot can blast guitar solos or cancel out outside noises that distract from the road.

For safe travels, the CX-9 offers Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity to allow drivers to stay informed on the road without taking their hands off the wheel or eyes off the road. Equipped with six standard airbags, high tensile steel strength, "Triple H” body construction and the available segment-leading Blind Spot Monitoring System, the CX-9 has passengers surrounded with security to keep everyone focused on the adventures ahead.