2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner

It's hard to find a more competitive segment in the automotive industry than the midsize SUV. Every brand puts out multiple models, each vying for driver attention, that the number of options can be almost overwhelming for drivers! Trying to sift through all of them to find the right model for drivers can seem daunting. But, that's why we're here to help. We create these model comparison pages so that drivers can see how some of the most popular vehicles available stack up directly against one another. We find that it helps cut down on confusion and make the decision a little easier. For this exercise, we're going to be looking at two of the most popular midsize SUVs, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 and 2018 Toyota 4Runner. Let's get started!
2018 Mazda CX-9 2018 Toyota 4Runner
$32,130 MSRP $34,610
24 MPG Fuel Economy 19 MPG
135 Cubic Feet Passenger Volume 97 Cubic Feet
IIHS Top Safety Pick Safety Awards None

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As you can see, there's a reason why both midsize SUVs are so popular among drivers, they both offer impressive value! Both the Mazda and Toyota are affordable SUVs that provide impressive space and fuel-efficiency. However, when you compare the two side-by-side, it's clear that the 2018 Mazda CX-9 holds the edge over its Toyota competitor. Whether you're talking about in the short-term with its sticker price, or in the long-term with its fuel economy, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is more affordable than the 2018 Toyota 4Runner. Not only will it keep a few extra bucks in your wallet at the purchase, but it'll also do so at the gas pump over the life of the model. Plus, even though it's more efficient, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 also offers much more room on the interior for passengers, comfortably seating up to seven without making anyone feel cramped! As great as all those measurements and capabilities are, they can't replace the peace of mind that comes with driving a car you know is safe. You can trust the 2018 Mazda CX-9 to keep you safe no matter what happens, just ask the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) which awarded the Mazda CX-9 with its Top Safety Pick for its outstanding crash-test ratings. The Mazda CX-9 also boasts a wealth of advanced safety features and driver-assist technologies. Features include:
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control 
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring 
  • Smart Brake Support 
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert 
  • Lane Departure Warning System 
  • Lane-Keep Assist 
Want to learn more about the 2018 Mazda CX-9? Contact our staff at Fairway Mazda for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 
gray 2018 mazda cx-9 bumper and rear driving on forest road
interior MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system in 2018 mazda cx-9
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driver-side interior of 2018 mazda cx-9 including steering wheel, dashboard and transmission