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The 2018 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 2018 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.

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The 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. The 2018 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 for comparable standard driver assistance features.

The 2018 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, a level of efficiency that will save you money over the 24 mpg highway and 20 mpg city that you get with the standard Toyota Highlander.



The 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. The 2018 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.