Comparison - Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2018 - vs - Lexus NX 200t F Sport 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

CX-9 Azami

Also called:

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
42,270
Updated: 
11 Mar 2018
Updated: 
01 Jan 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
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
15.90gals
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: 
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Autumn Shimmer
#5C3223
Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
#2646B3
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Matador Red Mica
#730527
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Obsidian
#090909
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA

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 Lexus NX ranked #11 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Lexus NX has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 34 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lengthy list of standard tech and safety features
Ample legroom in both rows of seats

Cons
Frustrating infotainment controls
Small, restricted cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Lexus NX is an expressively styled and comfortable compact luxury crossover, but its mix of features faces significant new competitors this year.

Pros
Comfy, spacious front seats
Hybrid fuel economy
Styling has grown on us
Mildly sporty turbo performance

Cons
Design clearly not for everyone
Gas mileage little better than larger SUVs
Road noise can intrude
Infotainment system fussy
No Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Lexus has renamed its NX 200t the NX 300 for 2018. Mechanically, nothing has changed. But Lexus has made the Safety System+ package, which includes front collision mitigation, lane departure alert, high-beam assist and adaptive cruise control as standard equipment this year.

PROS
Generous backseat room
Available power-folding rear seat
Cabin is very quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Remote Touch Interface can be distracting to use
Limited rear cargo volume

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
27.00mpg
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
258ft-lbs
at 1 650rpm
Horsepower: 
227hp
at 5 000rpm
235hp
at 4 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
39.80Feet

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
yes
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
Audio and cruise 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
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.40in
182.30in
Width: 
77.50in
73.60in
Height: 
69.00in
64.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.80in
6.90in
Front Track: 
65.00in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
62.50in
Wheel Base: 
115.30in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
55.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.90in
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
53.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
71.20cu.ft
54.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.40cu.ft
17.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.00degrees
28.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.10degrees
24.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4361.00lbs
4050.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
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

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
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leatherette
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
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
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
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
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
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
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB with external media control
8 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.5
18 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
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 brakes
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
yes
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
Blind Spot Monitor w/Auto Dimming, Reverse Tilt, Heated and Memory Mirrors
Intuitive Parking Assist
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
Lane Departure Alert System w/Steering Assist
Pre-Collision System w/Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Comfort Package
Navigation Package
Premium Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Luxury Package
Exterior Options: 
Front & Rear Bumper Trim
Trailer Hitch
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
LED Headlamps w/Auto High Beams
18" Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Rear Bumper Protector
Paint Protection Film
Reverse Tilt, Heated and Memory Mirrors
Body Side Moldings
LED Headlamps w/o Auto High Beams
Door Edge Guards
Power Tilt and Slide Moonroof
F SPORT 19-In Split-Six-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels
LED Headlamps W/O Auto High Beams
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
Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror w/Homelink Universal Transmitter
Auto-Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror w/Homelink Universal Transmitter and Compass
Leather Heated Steering Wheel
60/40 Power Folding Rear Seats
Qi-Compatible Wireless Charger
Smart Access Key Gloves
Cargo Net
Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Mats
Illuminated Door Sills
Heated/Ventilated Front Seats
Heated Perforated Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Perforated Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2F2F2F
Sand, leather
#A48E74
Color: 
Black, leather
#444444
Black, leatherette
#3C3C3C
Creme, leatherette
#BFA685
Flaxen, leatherette
#8D6B51