2021 Mazda CX-9 vs. Mazda CX-5


Looking for the perfect family-friendly SUV? It can be tough choosing between the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 as both models provide plenty of space, innovative technology, and advanced performances. Compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Mazda CX-9 using our online Mazda SUV comparison guide at Sam Leman Mazda in Bloomington to see which can provide the Normal commute that’s right for you and your family.


2021 MAZDA CX-9


2021 MAZDA CX-5

Base Price

7 passengers

Standard Seating

5 passengers
135.1 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

103.6 cubic feet
71.2 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

59.6 cubic feet
3,500 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds

MAZDA CX-5 vs. MAZDA CX-9: Performance

No matter the Mazda SUV you choose, you can expect a powerful and efficient performance. Though the Mazda CX-9 offers more power, the Mazda CX-9 is the more efficient choice. Compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Mazda CX-9 specs before choosing your favorite to drive home to Springfield:

2021 MAZDA CX-5 Specs

  • EPA-estimated 25/city and 31/highway**
  • Skyactiv®-G 2.5L DOHC engine
  • 187 horsepower
  • 186 lb-ft of torque
  • 2,000-pound max towing capacity

2021 MAZDA CX-9 Specs

  • EPA-estimated: 22/city 28/highway**
  • Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 227 horsepower
  • 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 3,500-pound max towing capacity

In terms of towing, the Mazda CX-9 can handle the bulkier items, but if you’re looking for a more efficient option for your budget, the Mazda CX-5 is the model to choose.

MAZDA CX-5 vs. MAZDA CX-9: Interior Amenities

Tend to do a lot of traveling? You can rest easy knowing both the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 offer comfortable and convenient cabins. Take a look at how each interior can add to your daily trips:

2021 MAZDA CX-5 Interior

  • Seating capacity: 5
  • Passenger volume: 103.6 cubic feet
  • Front sport bucket seating
  • 40-20-40 rear split seats
  • Max cargo volume: 59.6 cubic feet

2021 MAZDA CX-9 Interior

  • Seating capacity: 7
  • Passenger volume: 135.1 cubic feet
  • Front sport bucket seating
  • Heated front driver and passenger seats
  • Max cargo volume: 71.2 cubic feet

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*MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $945 destination charge (Alaska $990). Vehicle shown may be priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.
**EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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