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2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Ford Explorer

Drivers shopping for a new SUV might find it difficult having to choose between the 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs the 2019 Ford Explorer. However, we found that the 2019 CX-9 provides drivers with better value than its competitor, especially when it comes to engine performance and efficiency. The starting MSRP of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is $34,400 while the 2019 Ford Explorer begins at $32,365.

Both SUVs are available in seven exterior color options: Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, Titanium Flash Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic, Machine Gray Metallic and Soul Red Crystal Metallic for the 2019 CX9 and White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Blue Metallic, Oxford White, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Magnetic Metallic and Ingot Silver Metallic for the 2019 Ford Explorer.

2019 Mazda CX-9


2019 Ford Explorer

$32,280 Starting MSRP $32,365
7 Exterior Color Options 7
310 lb.-ft. Standard Torque 255 lb.-ft.
24 mpg Fuel Economy (Combined Cty/Hwy) 20 mpg

2019 Mazda CX-9 Engine Specifications

It’s worth noting the differences between the standard engines found in the 2019 Mazda CX-9 and the 2019 Ford Explorer as well. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 comes equipped with a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine with 310 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the 2019 Ford Explorer’s standard powertrain is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 255 pound-feet of torque.

The 2019 Mazda CX-9’s standard powertrain is also more efficient than the 2019 Ford Explorer. In combined (55% city, 45% highway) travel conditions, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 receives four more miles per gallon than the 2019 Ford Explorer.

Available 2019 Mazda CX-9 interior and exterior accessories include: A rear seat entertainment system, a moonroof wind deflector, side window deflectors, front and rear splash guards, illuminated doorsill trim plates, an interior lighting kit, a roadside assistance kit, all-weather floor mats, remote engine start, an illuminated ashtray and a smartphone screen mirroring kit.