2018 Mazda CX-9

2019 Mazda CX-9*

2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD

2018 Mazda CX-5

2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5

Compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Mazda CX-9

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Mazda CX-9 are both leading SUVs with premium features the Mazda brand is known for. You’ll also have a wide range of options in Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 colors. However, they can work better for different types of drivers. Explore a selection of their differences today at Mazda of Gastonia near Gastonia:

  • The Mazda CX-9 is a three-row, 7 passenger SUV, while the Mazda CX-5 has seating for up to 5.
  • Both models come with 2.5L 4-cylinder engines, but the Mazda CX-5 puts out 187 hp and the Mazda CX-9 produces 227 hp.
  • The Mazda CX-5 starts at $24,150, while the Mazda CX-9 starts at $32,280.

Interior Features and Measurements

The biggest difference you’ll see when comparing the Mazda CX-9 vs. Mazda CX-5 is in passenger capacity. The Mazda CX-9 has room for up to seven, making it the better choice for large families. However, the Mazda CX-5 still has plenty of space for cargo and up to five passengers. Check out a selection of standard features alongside their total passenger room:

  • 2019 Mazda CX-9 Sport
    • Passenger Volume: 104 cubic feet
    • Audio: 6-Speaker Sound System
    • Seats: Available Heated Front Seats
  • 2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport
    • Passenger Volume: 135 cubic feet
    • Audio: 4-Speaker Sound System
    • Seats: Heated Seats Not Available in Base Trim

Depending on your budget and the size of your family, one model will make more sense than the other.

2018 Mazda CX-5 Interior Rear Seats



When it comes to performance, both the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 have you covered. Explore their specs to see which one is the smarter choice for you:

  • 2019 Mazda CX-9
    • 2.5L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine
  • 2019 Mazda CX-5
    • 2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine
      • Horsepower: 187 hp
      • Torque: 186 lb-ft
      • Towing Capacity: 2,000 pounds
2018 Mazda CX-5 AWD

Learn More at Mazda of Gastonia

Looking to see how these models match up to competing models? We’ve compared the Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V to help prospective buyers choose. Schedule a test drive to try out the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 in person!

*2018 model pictured


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