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The Mazda CX-9 Reigns King Among the SUV Class for Washington DC Car Shoppers

Chantilly drivers may not expect to describe their new SUV as nimble, but the Mazda CX-9 is here to change that. Its lightweight frame is powered by a versatile, turbocharged engine while SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY improves handling and gives it that sporty feel, but the Mazda CX-9 has even more to offer with features like LED Headlights and Smart City Brake Support coming standard on every trim.

We believe that the Mazda CX-9 has more to offer than the SUV competition, but to prove it to our Centreville customers, we've highlighted a few of the ways that it beats three competitors: the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and Toyota Highlander. Find out more below.


Mazda CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot

  • There are no compromises in the Mazda CX-9, which is why its engine packs more torque, 310 pound-feet, than the Honda Pilot, 262 pound-feet, that kicks in sooner, 2,000 rpms compared to 4,700 rpms for the Honda Pilot, while still giving drivers better fuel economy in cities like Washington DC.
  • The Mazda CX-9 comes standard with high-quality materials like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and LED headlights, which you'll only find in the priciest trim level of the Honda Pilot.
  • Sterling car shoppers who value their passenger's comfort will prefer the Mazda CX-9, which comes with more leg room for the first and second rows than the Honda Pilot.
  • Safety features like Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring and Smart City Brake Support come standard in every Mazda CX-9 while Manassas car shoppers will have to splurge for the highest trim level of the Honda Pilot to find them standard.


Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander

  • The agile, sporty drive that Mazda is known for comes standard in every Mazda CX-9 as each trim comes with the 250-horsepower SKYACTIV®-G turbo engine, which makes it more fun to drive than the Toyota Highlander and the 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque that its engine musters.
  • The Mazda CX-9 comes standard with features, like three-zone climate control, that the Toyota Highlander does not offer in its lower trim levels.
  • Chantilly drivers who need cargo space will find a more of it in the Mazda CX-9, so you don't have to give up seats to fit gear, groceries, and luggage.
  • The Mazda CX-9 gets up to an EPA-estimated 28 miles per gallon highway and 22 mpg city, efficiency that will save you money over the 24 mpg highway and 20 mpg city that you get with the standard Toyota Highlander.


Mazda CX-9 vs. Ford Explorer

  • The Mazda CX-9 is available to Vienna car shoppers at a lower starting price than the Ford Explorer, but still comes standard with premium features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and LED headlights that the Ford Explorer doesn't.
  • Reston shoppers will spend less on fuel with the Mazda CX-9 and its 22 mpg city compared to the standard 17 mpg city in the Ford Explorer.
  • Standard features of the Mazda CX-9, like three-zone climate control, aren't offered in the Ford Explorer, and others, like Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, are only found standard in the priciest Ford Explorer trim.
  • The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is available with safety features like traffic sign recognition and an adaptive front lighting system that made it a 2018 Top Safety Pick of the IIHS. The Ford Explorer does not offer such features and was not recognized by the IIHS.

These are just some the reasons that the Mazda CX-9 remains one of the best SUV options on the market, so if you want to learn more or see it in person, stop by our dealership in Chantilly today!

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