Mazda and Honda are two of the best and most reliable model brands to ever come out of Japan, evidenced by the high power and flawless innovative qualities that their vehicles and trims bring to the table. When on the hunt for a well-built mid-size SUV, there are only two names that you should be keeping an eye on – the Mazda CX-9 and newcomer Honda Passport. Each of these are well suited to handle every need you have behind the wheel, making them clear cut favorites for all. Which one is best for you, though?
To help you figure that out, our Boucher Mazda team has compiled some info on both the 2019 CX-9 and Passport to see how well they stack up against each other. Come and join us below as we help you find your next dream SUV!
2019 Mazda CX-9
2019 Honda Passport
|2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G Inline 4 / 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque||Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output||3.5-liter V6 / 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque|
|22 miles per gallon city / 28 miles per gallon highway||City and Highway Fuel Economy||20 miles per gallon city / 25 miles per gallon highway|
|Up to 73.5 cubic feet with seat area / Up to seven passengers||Interior Cargo Volume / Maximum Seating Capacity||77.9 cubic feet with seat area / Five passengers|
With greater seating area and more interior innovations (including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support) than the Passport can muster up, it should come as no surprise why the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is a preferred model for larger families. But it also has plenty of performance to go around all the same, with a turbocharged engine that’s able to give you much better high end torque and fuel economy than that of the Passport. All-Wheel Drive is available on the CX-9 as well, adding another element of security and control to your ride.
All the while, the 2019 CX-9 is working permanently to keep you and your passengers safe and sound when you’re behind the wheel. It does this thanks to the following driver assistance features, which have led the CX-9 to be recognized as an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2019:
· Rear Cross Traffic Alert
· Blind Spot Monitoring
· Lane Departure Warning System
· Smart Radar Cruise Control
· Many more!
If you’re convinced that the 2019 CX-9 is a top-tier SUV, the next step is to give us a call and schedule a test drive. We’d love to get you behind the wheel of one today!