Comparison - Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 2020 - vs - Mazda CX-9 CARBON EDITION 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Nissan Terrano

Also called:

CX-9 Azami

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Average Price: 
$
44,610
Updated: 
27 Sep 2019
$
41,080
Updated: 
13 Sep 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Mocha almond pearl
#442D27
Scarlet ember tintcoat
#941619
Gun metallic
#3B424B
Pearl white tricoat
#EBECE4
Magnetic black pearl
#000000
Caspian blue metallic
#293D80
Midnight pine metallic
#424941
Brilliant silver metallic
#BDBBBC
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

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder comes with front wheel drive, and four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.New Rock Creek Edition offers unique visual flair.

Pros
V6 engine delivers strong acceleration with decent fuel economy
Third-row seating is easy to access
Robust towing capacity
Automatic emergency braking and rear parking sensors are standard on every trim level

Cons
Cargo capacity and small-item storage are below average
Offers less roomy third-row space than some rivals
The top trim's ride quality may be too firm for some drivers

By: 
edmunds.com

Nissan doesn't change or update the 2020 Pathfinder in any meaningful way. The rugged-looking Rock Creek Edition that was introduced last year is still available. However, those who hope the heritage-inspired package actually packs some legitimate off-road equipment will be disappointed.

Pros
Solid value in this class, cushy cabin experience, notable 6000-pound towing capacity.

Cons
Drives more boatlike than it should, middling cargo storage, small third row.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Even with seating for up to seven passengers, the CX-9 still offers plenty of that Mazda magic.

Pros
A rare fun-to-drive SUV,
near-luxury cabin trimmings,
top-quality fit-and-finish
Cons
Limited cargo space with rearmost seat in use,
tight quarters for third-row passengers.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV rewards drivers with good road manners, but takes a penalty in third-row space.

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

Cons
Distracting infotainment controller
Cramped third-row and cargo space
Limited lineup

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
259ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
310ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
284hp
at 6 400rpm
227hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
38.80Feet

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: 
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: 
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.50in
199.40in
Width: 
77.30in
77.50in
Height: 
70.60in
69.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.00in
8.80in
Front Track: 
65.70in
65.00in
Rear Track: 
65.70in
64.70in
Wheel Base: 
114.20in
115.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.10
40.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.20in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
41.70in
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
56.80in
56.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.90in
57.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.00in
57.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.40in
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
78.90cu.ft
71.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
6000lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.20cu.ft
14.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.50degrees
16.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.20degrees
21.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4659.00lbs
4388.00lbs

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: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled 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
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Multi-Level Heating
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Heated 2nd-row seats
Folding center armrest
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
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: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Keyless Ignition
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
13 Total Speakers
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 7.5
20 x 8.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
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: 
ventilated discs
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
ventilated discs
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: 
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
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
Smart City Brake Support - Reverse
Lane Departure Warning System
Lane-keep Assist

Options

Packages: 
Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
Cargo Package
Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars
4-Piece Black Splash Guards
4-Piece Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Running Boards
Special Paint - Pearl White TriCoat
Special Paint - Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Welcome Lighting
Interior Accent Lighting
4-Piece Floor Mats
Illuminated Kick Plates
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Almond leather
#AA9F8D
Charcoal leather
#000000
Color: 
Black, leather
#2F2F2F
Sand, leather
#A48E74