Comparison - Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2018 - vs - Toyota RAV4 SE 2017

General

Other Names:

Also called:

CX-9 Azami

Also called:

Vanguard

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Model: 
Average Price: 
42,270
Updated: 
11 Mar 2018
29,985
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2017
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: 
Barcelona Red Metallic
#8F0503
Black
#000000
Black Currant Metallic
#412F3D
Electric Storm Blue
#196CCA
Hot Lava
#962E21
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#38393B
Silver Sky Metallic
#A5A6A9
Super White
#F7F7F7
Electric Storm Blue
#196CCA
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA

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

For 2017, the Toyota RAV4 gains a host of driver assistance features as standard equipment, including a forward collision mitigation system, lane departure warning, automatic high beams and adaptive cruise. The range-topping Platinum trim level is new this year.

Pros
Quiet demeanor on the road makes it a pleasant commuter vehicle
Rides smoothly in a variety of conditions
Plenty of cargo space for its size
High-tech safety features come standard

Cons
Modest acceleration from the sole engine offering
Fewer easily accessible storage compartments than most competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 ranks 11 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 RAV4 faces stiff competition in the compact SUV class. It trails several rivals in terms of style and performance, but it has impressive safety features in all trims and one of the most spacious cabins in its class.

Pros
Impressive list of standard features
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Spacious cabin

Cons
Unimpressive acceleration
Plastic-heavy interior

By: 
usnews.com

There's a RAV4 for just about everyone, and while we applaud Toyota for adding more safety technology for 2017, the competition is worth a good look, too.
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is the latest in a long line of compact crossover SUVs to grace the automaker's showrooms.

Pros
Upgraded, roomy interior
Lots of standard safety tech
Wide range of models available
Improved ride and handling
Hybrid is intriguing

Cons
Not the most polished crossover to drive
No third row
Unimpressive fuel economy
Quirky styling

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
310ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
172ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
227hp
at 5 000rpm
176hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
34.80Feet

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
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
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.40in
183.50in
Width: 
77.50in
72.60in
Height: 
69.00in
67.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.80in
6.10in
Front Track: 
65.00in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
115.30in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
42.60in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
37.20in
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.90in
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
48.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
55.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
71.20cu.ft
73.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.40cu.ft
38.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.00degrees
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.10degrees
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4361.00lbs
3520.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
1 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
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket front seats
Leatherette
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver 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
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback

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
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Dual vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
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
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.5
18 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Full wheel covers
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
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
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Pre-collision safety system
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Led Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Management
Preferred Accessory Package
Protection Package
Advanced Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Front & Rear Bumper Trim
Trailer Hitch
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Body SIde Molding
Door Edge Guards
Paint Protection Film
Body Side Molding
Rear Bumper Protector
Mudguards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Alloy Wheel Locks
Clear Paint Protection - Hood Package
S-Code Paint Treatment
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
Shift Knob
Cargo Net
Cargo Net Tray
Carpet Mats w/Lipped Trunk Mat
Four Season Liner/Mat Package
Four Season Floor Mat Package
Carpet Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
Cargo Net Hammock
Interior Light Kit
Homelink
Entune Premium Jbl Audio W/Navigation

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2F2F2F
Sand, leather
#A48E74
Color: 
Black, cloth
#1C1C1C