2020 Mazda CX-9 Vs. Toyota Highlander

2021 MAZDA CX-9 vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 MAZDA CX-9


2021 Toyota Highlander
Turbocharged Four-Cylinder

Base Engine

Traditional V6
22 mpg city/28 mpg highway*

Combined MPG

21 mpg city/29 mpg highway

Standard Leather Steering Wheel & Shift Knob


Standard Smartphone Integration


Standard Proximity Key


Rows of Seating


If you’re interested in a new three-row crossover, both the 2021 Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander are promising options, but only one will have all you need and more for your Charlotte commutes. While each provides premium connectivity and convenience features galore, you’ll want to explore the 2021 Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander for yourself to see just what features each can provide to your daily driving needs. Compare the Mazda CX-9 vs. Highlander further below to see which SUV it will be for you in Huntersville.

MAZDA CX-9 vs. Highlander: Performance & Efficiency

For some drivers, performance is everything, but it’s equally important to be efficient. The new Mazda CX-9 utilizes modern engine technology to offer a high-powered performance without sacrificing efficiency. Learn more about the performance specs for the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander below:

2021 MAZDA CX-9

  • Engine: 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined): 22/28/24 mpg*

2021 Toyota Highlander

  • Engine: 3.5L V6
  • Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined): 21/29/24 mpg

MAZDA CX-9 vs. Highlander: Technology & Infotainment

Comparing the Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander in terms of interior technology, you’ll notice both SUVs offer features such as Bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition, and 6-speaker audio, but it’s in the differences that you’ll find the model that’s right for your Concord drives. Check out all the Mazda CX-9 interior features that come standard on the base trim, and aren’t offered on the base Highlander:

  • Available heated front seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available parking assist
  • Blind spot monitoring system
  • Keyless access system

Experience the MAZDA CX-9 at Keffer Mazda Today!

Once you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a new Mazda three-row SUV near Mooresville, contact the finance team at Keffer Mazda. If you’re ready to get the process started today, apply for financing online using our easy-to-use application. We also offer new vehicle specials for additional savings. If you have questions or want to learn more in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us!

*Up to an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG for 2020 Mazda CX-9 FWD models. AWD models, 20 city/26 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.
**250 hp with 93 octane fuel. 227 hp with 87 octane fuel.

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