Comparison - Toyota 4Runner TRD OFF-Road 2018 - vs - Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Toyota Hilux Surf

Also called:

CX-9 Azami

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Model: 
Average Price: 
37,535
Updated: 
02 Mar 2018
42,270
Updated: 
11 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
5-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
23.00gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Barcelona Red Metallic
#68070E
Classic Silver Metallic
#8E8E8E
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#38373C
Midnight Black Metallic
#03020C
Nautical Blue Metallic
#303C64
Super White
#DADADA
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

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner has a few different options packages, but otherwise carries over from last year unchanged.Because the value of the 4Runner lies predominantly in its off-road capabilities, we recommend the TRD Off-Road Premium. This trim gives access to important hardware including the locking rear differential and KDSS, the latter of which improves all areas of the 4Runner's skill set.

PROS
Serious off-road capability few other competitors can match
Variety of configurations to suit many buyers and price points
Versatile cargo area, especially with optional slide out

CONS
Tall step-in height makes for ungraceful entry and exit
Lacks many of the latest driver safety aids
Standard V6 is not particularly fuel-efficient
Choppy ride quality compared to more modern crossovers

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner ranked #18 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Toyota 4Runner has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 54 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Top-notch off-road chops
Ample cargo space

Cons
Poor gas mileage
Very few advanced safety features available

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Customizable Entune system
Gauge cluster offers scrolling info screen
Off-road capability

Cons
Tall step-in height
Single powertrain
Heavy
Clumsy on-road driving manners

By: 
cars.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
20.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
v
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
278ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
310ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
270hp
at 5 600rpm
227hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
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: 
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
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

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.30in
199.40in
Width: 
75.80in
77.50in
Height: 
71.50in
69.00in
Ground Clearance: 
9.60in
8.80in
Front Track: 
63.00in
65.00in
Rear Track: 
63.20in
64.70in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
115.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.30
Rear Head Room: 
38.60
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
32.90in
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
56.50in
56.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.80in
57.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.70in
57.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.80in
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
89.70cu.ft
71.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
47.20cu.ft
14.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
33.00degrees
16.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
26.00degrees
21.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4750.00lbs
4361.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8-Way Power Driver Seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Cloth
Bucket front seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with storage center armrest
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

Suspension

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

Comfort

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

Entertainment

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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.5-In
20 x 8.5
Wheels more: 
Fullsize Matching Spare Tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R17
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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated 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: 
no
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
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
3 Rear Headrests
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

Options

Packages: 
Keep It Wild Savings
Preferred Accessory Package
Wilderness Package
Four Season Floor Mat Package
All-Weather Floor Liner & Cargo Tray
Convenience Package
TRD Performance Package
Exterior Options: 
Predator Tube Step
Paint Protection Film
Door Edge Guards
Exhaust Tip
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Ball Mount
Rigid Running Boards
Running Boards
Hood Protector
Alloy Wheel Locks
Front & Rear Bumper Trim
Trailer Hitch
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tote
Coin Holder/Ashtray Cup
Cargo Divider
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Net- Envelope
Sliding Rear Cargo Deck
Cargo Cover
Carpet Floor Mats & Carpet Cargo Mat
Entune Premium Audio W/Integrated Navigation
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Graphite, leatherette
#313131
Sand Beige, leatherette
#B5AEA1
Color: 
Black, leather
#2F2F2F
Sand, leather
#A48E74