Comparison - Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2020 - vs - Toyota Highlander Platinum hybrid 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

CX-9 Azami

Also called:

Toyota Kluger

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Average Price: 
$
43,350
Updated: 
21 Dec 2019
$
50,200
Updated: 
20 Dec 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
17.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#242F4F
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E4E9EE
Jet Black Mica
#080808
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Machine Gray Metallic
#70747D
Soul Red Crystal Mica
#9E1A0D
Color: 
Moondust
#7E8DA0
Midnight Black Metallic
#24231E
Blueprint
#323C71
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#4E4E4E
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Celestial Silver metallic
#979CA0
Opulent Amber
#6A5954
Ruby Flare pearl
#740000

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.Several previously optional safety features are now standard on the base Sport trim level.New options, such as a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen and second-row captain's chairs.Two USB ports added to the third row on Grand Touring and Signature models.Maximum torque output goes from 310 to 320 lb-ft with 93-octane fuel.

PROS
Premium interior, especially in the top-level Signature trim
Sporty handling
Comfortable and quiet on the highway

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

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a crossover SUV that rewards drivers more than it does other passengers.

Pros
Very attractive
Well-done interior
Good safety gear
Engaging responsiveness

Cons
Lousy infotainment
Cramped third-row and cargo space
Limited lineup

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Mazda has given the CX-9 several upgrades for 2020, not least of which is a standard suite of driver-assistance features called i-Activsense. The bundle includes automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. Also now standard are heated front seats with power adjustments for the driver, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic headlamps, and heated exterior mirrors. Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature models now come with a larger 9.0-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a new key-fob design, and power-adjustable second-row seats.

Pros
Snappy driving dynamics, great fuel economy, premium cabin.

Cons
Small cargo bay, third row is only for kids, low towing capacity.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid's #3 ranking is based on its score within the Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. Currently the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a score of 8.1 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 8 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Punchy yet efficient hybrid powertrain
Comfortable ride
Upscale interior
Many standard tech and safety features

Cons
Cramped third row
Relatively high starting price

By: 
usnews.com

The Highlander is all new for 2020 and is vastly improved compared with the 2019 model it replaces. Next year, a sportier-looking XSE model will join the lineup.

Pros
Handsomely styled,
fuel-sipping hybrid option,
well equipped even at the base level.

Cons
Boring driving dynamics,
snug third-row passenger space,
busy dashboard design

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Highlander is fully redesigned for 2020.Hybrid now uses a four-cylinder instead of a V6.A little less power than before, but much better fuel economy.Part of the fourth Highlander generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Strong fuel economy estimates of 35-36 mpg combined
Available all-wheel drive for all models
Sensibly priced compared to the non-hybrid Highlander
Plenty of standard and available safety features

Cons
Third-row seats are small, even for kids
Engine noise is noticeably unrefined
Interior design already looks dated

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
35.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
310ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
227hp
at 5 000rpm
243hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
37.40Feet

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: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
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.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.40in
194.90in
Width: 
77.50in
76.00in
Height: 
69.00in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.80in
8.00in
Front Track: 
65.00in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
Wheel Base: 
115.30in
112.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.10
38.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
37.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
41.00in
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
57.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.90in
59.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
57.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
58.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
71.20cu.ft
84.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.40cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.00degrees
18.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.10degrees
22.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4388.00lbs
4595.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
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
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -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
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -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
Multi-Level Heating
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
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: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
12 total speakers
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
1 Subwoofer(S)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
JBL Premium Brand Stereo System
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
11 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.5 In.
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

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: 
Solid Rear 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
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
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Special Color
Rear Bumper Protector - Chrome
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Blackout Emblem Overlays
Paint Protection Film
Interior Options: 
2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
Interior Lighting Kit
Retractable Cargo Cover
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo And Side Storage Nets Package
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Illuminated Door Sill Trim Plates
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Net - Envelope
Cargo Tote
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Carpet Mat Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2F2F2F
Sand, leather
#A48E74
Color: 
Harvest beige, leather
#740000
Black, leather
#191919
Glazed Caramel, leather
#8A582F
Graphite, leather
#404042