Mazda CX-9 vs. Nissan Pathfinder

2016 Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9

2017 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder

There are a lot of different options to sift through when you’re looking for a top-notch SUV that is practical enough for everyday driving, powerful enough to suit your fancy, and filled with enough of the modern features that make driving enjoyable. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 comes fully redesigned with a stylish exterior and abundant cabin. The Mazda CX-9, however, faces competition from the likes of the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. Take a closer look at what both of these vehicles have to offer, and if you like the Mazda CX-9’s profile,  come get an up-close look at Momentum Mazda in Gastonia, NC.

Torque and Fuel Economy

More SUV shoppers these days are looking for the power of a large utility vehicle paired with the fuel economy of a smaller car. If that’s the case for you, then you’re sure to be delighted by the 2016 Mazda CX-9:

  • Mazda CX-9 – Under the hood of the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is a carefully tuned 2.5L four-cylinder engine that utilizes the advanced engineering of SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY to help it achieve up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg city with front-wheel drive or 27 mpg highway and 21 mpg city with all-wheel drive. In spite of its impressive fuel economy, the Mazda CX-9 still sees a robust output of 310 lb-ft of torque.
  • Nissan Pathfinder – The Nissan’s Pathfinder’s 3.5L V6 engine doesn’t do as well conserving fuel, with the EPA estimating it at 27 mpg highway and 20 mpg city with front-wheel drive or 26 mpg highway and 19 mpg city with all-wheel drive. On top of that, the torque output on the Pathfinder comes in at only 259 lb-ft.

Standard Features

These vehicles both set a high standard when it comes to meeting buyers’ expectations inside the cabin of a seven-passenger crossover SUV. Both models’ base trims come with features like Bluetooth®, a large touchscreen interface and infotainment system, HD radio, tri-zone climate control, a rearview camera, and a six-speaker sound system. The Mazda CX-9 stands out, though, with stylish flourishes like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and the added convenience of auto LED headlights, among other luxuries.

Get More of What You Want with the 2016 Mazda CX-9

When you shop for the 2016 Mazda CX-9 at Momentum Mazda, you’ll enjoy “The Momentum Experience” from the very start. This includes a lifetime powertrain warranty on your new vehicle, haggle-free upfront pricing, a 3-day/300-mile exchange program, and the honoring of all dealer advertisements. Find out more about the new Mazda CX-9 and take it for a test drive at our dealership. We’re located at 4811 Wilkinson Boulevard in Gastonia, NC, just 30 minutes east of Shelby and 10 minutes southwest of Mt. Holly off of I-85. Get in touch with us at any time if you have questions!