2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Toyota Highlander
2016 Mazda CX-9 2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Toyota Highlander 2016 Toyota Highlander
250 hp @ 5,000 rpm Standard Horsepower 185 hp @ 5,800 rpm
310 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm Standard Torque 184 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm
Optional AWD Optional
Up to 7 Seating Capacity Up to 8

2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Toyota Highlander

Mazda's all new CX-9 is equipped to send shockwaves through the midsize SUV segment when it releases in the spring of 2016. But to show you how it really compares to other models in the class, we've decided to show you this matchup between the 2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Toyota Highlander.

It's pretty clear from the chart above that the CX-9 is capable of delivering much more power than the standard engine on the Highlander. To keep things fair, however, the 2016 Highlander does have an available V6 engine (as well as a 280-hp hybrid option) that can produce 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque, but those torque figures don't even come close to the CX-9's 2.5-liter turbocharged SKYACTIV® engine.

See, the CX-9 is designed to meet real world driving needs. By offering some serious torque at low rpms, the everyday driver will be able to get power right where they need it. Despite the significant power increase compared to the 2015 model, the 2016 CX-9 is expected to improve fuel efficiency by roughly 20 percent over its predecessor.

Comparing the 2016 Mazda CX-9 and 2016 Toyota Highlander

For the 2016 model year, the CX-9 comes with a brand new design, fully adopting the KODO design DNA found throughout the Mazda lineup. You'll have to decide which design you like better, but here we find the CX-9 to be stunning. The CX-9 also stands out with premium-quality features like standard LED headlights. In addition, the model has the available i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety technologies like Smart Brake Support and Lane-Keep Assist.

It seems clear from the comparison of the 2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Toyota Highlander that Mazda's all-new midsize SUV is capable of delivering all the power and sophistication you need. Be sure to stay updated on the model's availability by contacting us here at Mazda of Lodi.

2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Toyota Highlander