Comparison - Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2018 - vs - Land Rover Discovery Sport SE 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

CX-9 Azami

Also called:

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2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport first drive review
Land Rover Discovery Sport 2017 HSE Review
Average Price: 
42,270
Updated: 
11 Mar 2018
37,795
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
18.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue Reflex Mica
#223343
Crystal White Pearl Mica
#C8C9CE
Jet Black Mica
#080808
Liquid Silver
#A6A5AB
Meteor Gray Mica
#5D5E63
Titanium Flash Mica
#4F4744
Zeal Red Mica
#921C28
Color: 
Aintree Green Metallic
#0F7D40
Aruba Premium Metallic
#DAD6CB
Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic
#3C3E44
Corris Grey Metallic
#5C5B5F
Farallon Black Premium Metallic
#242930
Firenze Red Metallic
#64191E
Fuji White
#FAFAFA
Indus Silver Metallic
#A6A6A6
Kaikoura Stone Metallic
#786A65
Loire Blue Metallic
#253A84
Narvik Black
#1D1D1D
Phoenix Orange Premium Metallic
#F8691D
Santorini Black Metallic
#12140F
Scotia Grey Metallic
#6F847D
Silicon Silver Premium Metallic
#9F9E9C
Waitomo Grey Premium Metallic
#676060
Yulong White Metallic
#D2D4D8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2018, the Mazda CX-9 delivers a handful of small but useful changes. Standard on all models is Mazda's G-Vectoring Control, a new electronic system that the company says improves steering and stability in turns. All trims offer new standard safety features and driver aids, ranging from blind-spot monitoring on Sport trims to front parking sensors on upper trims.

PROS
With sharp, modern style inside and out, the CX-9 feels richer than its cost
Sporty handling makes it fun to drive
Comfortable interior remains quiet on the highway
Top-level Signature trim is on par with some luxury-brand competitors

CONS
Third-row seats aren't especially accommodating
Cargo capacity isn't as generous as in competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The Mazda CX-9 is a stylish crossover SUV that puts others on notice. It's one of the best looking three-row crossovers on the market, and boasts several interior features and creature comforts found in much pricier SUVs.The 2018 Mazda CX-9 meets or exceeds expectations for what a mainstream three-row crossover can be.

Pros
Remarkable exterior style
Flexible interior
Better advanced safety features
Good infotainment screen..

Cons
.but it’s not a touchscreen
Cramped interior for its size
Not as many options as others
No advanced powertrains

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 ranked #7 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Mazda CX-9 has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Agile handling
Upmarket cabin
Top-tier gas mileage

Cons
Engine can be overtaxed by full loads
Some rivals have more advanced interior tech
Below-average predicted reliability

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport builds on the automaker’s reputation in all the right ways. It’s comfortable, relatively affordable, and still capable.

Pros
Capable off-road
Well-equipped at every trim level
Handsome exterior
Comfortable for four adults

Cons
No standard heated seats?
Somewhat thirsty
Pricey uprated engine
Gets expensive with just a few options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport ranked #15 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Land Rover Discovery Sport has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Outstanding interior
Plenty of standard tech features
Quiet, smooth ride

Cons
Unimpressive handling
Infotainment system unresponsive at times
Transmission has poorly timed shifts
Below-average fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Discovery Sport gains a few updates. Most notably, the turbocharged four-cylinder engine is now more powerful and efficient and is available with two different output levels. Changes have also been made to front-seat adjustments and comfort. Some changes have been made to trim-level equipment and options.

PROS
Above-average off-road and all-weather capabilities
Available third-row seating
Plenty of passenger and cargo space

CONS
Active safety features and driver aids are pricey extras
Cabin is well-made but less luxurious than those of rivals
Below-average fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
310ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
251ft-lbs
at 1 250rpm
Horsepower: 
227hp
at 5 000rpm
237hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
38.30Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Destination Download
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Hands-Free Calling
Keyless Ignition
Rear Parking Sensors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.40in
181.00in
Width: 
77.50in
81.50in
Height: 
69.00in
67.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.80in
8.30in
Front Track: 
65.00in
63.80in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
64.10in
Wheel Base: 
115.30in
107.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
71.20cu.ft
62.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
4409lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.40cu.ft
34.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.00degrees
23.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.10degrees
31.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4361.00lbs
3960.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leather
6 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather/Cloth
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding center armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Heated Steering Wheel
Three Zone Climate Control
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input
Speed sensitive volume control
12 total speakers
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio (Discrete)
1 Subwoofer(S)
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
10 total speakers
190 watts stereo output
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.5
18
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Null tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Airbag Deployment Notification
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Emergency Braking Preparation
4-Wheel ABS
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Adaptive Headlights
2 Front Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
4-Wheel ABS
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Roadside Assistance
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
18" Black Design Package
Discovery Sport Tow Pack- 7 Seat
Convenience Package
3rd Row Package
Chrome Wheel Lock Pack
Black Design Package
Climate Comfort Package
Driver Assist Plus Package
Vision Assist Package
Protection Pack
Chrome Wheel Lock Pack
Discovery Sport Tow Pack- 5 Seat
Black Wheel Lock Pack
Audio Upgrade Package
Exterior Options: 
Front & Rear Bumper Trim
Trailer Hitch
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Black Roof Rails
18" Black Design Package W/Santorini Black Contrast Roof
18" 5 Split Spoke Style 511 Wheels W/Gloss Dark Grey Finish
19" 5 Split-Spoke Style 521 Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Retractable Cargo Cover
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo And Side Storage Nets Package
Door Sill Trim Plates, Illuminated Type
Interior Lighting Kit
Carpeted Cargo Mat
InControl Apps
Loadspace Cover
InControl Wi-Fi
Ebony Morzine Headliner
SiriusXM Satellite Radio & HD Radio
12-Way Power Front Seats (4-Way Lumbar)
InControl Touch/SD Card Navigation
Perforated Grained Leather Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2F2F2F
Sand, leather
#A48E74
Color: 
Cirrus/Lunar, leather/cloth
#B4B6B3
Ebony/Cirrus, leather/cloth
#232428
Glacier/Lunar/Cirrus, leather/cloth
#898F89