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2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Chevy Traverse
2016 Mazda CX-9 2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Chevy Traverse 2016 Chevy Traverse
Up to 310 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm Torque Up to 270 lb.-ft. @ 3400 rpm
Up to 250 @ 5000 rpm Horsepower Up to 288 @ 6300 rpm
Optional AWD Optional
TBD (estimated 20% increase over 2015 model) MPG Up to 17 city/24 hwy

2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Chevy Traverse

2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Chevy Traverse

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 is a vehicle many SUV drivers have been waiting on for a while, and now it's nearly here. As soon as details were revealed on Mazda's all-new three-row SUV, drivers have begun comparing it to other models in the segment. To help out new vehicle shoppers like yourself, we've done some research to compare the 2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Chevy Traverse.

One of the highlight features of the 2016 CX-9 is the model's new turbocharged SKYACTIV® engine, delivering a powerful amount of torque. Though the Traverse is able to offer a bit more horsepower, the 2016 CX-9 offers more torque. Most of the engine's torque is available at low rpms, which is ideal for real-world driving situations in a midsize SUV like the CX-9.

This newly developed turbocharged SKYACTIV® engine is also fuel efficient. The 2015 CX-9's maximum fuel economy figures matched those of the 2016 Traverse examined here, but thanks to the 2016 CX-9's new engine, it is estimated a gas mileage of roughly 20 percent will be achieved.

Comparing the 2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Chevy Traverse for North Jersey Drivers

The 2016 CX-9 also comes with a new design, adopting the KODO design DNA found throughout the rest of Mazda's lineup. In all, the CX-9 appears stylish and upscale, inside and out. It also doesn't hurt that the model comes with LED headlights for extra style on the exterior, while the interior is enhanced with a 7 or 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system.

These are two great SUVs to choose from, but when it comes to what drivers want from real-world driving, we have to give the edge to the CX-9. Comparing the 2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Chevy Traverse, it's the CX-9's extra torque, expected efficiency, sleek style and NVH refinement that we expect will win over many midsize SUV drivers. Be sure to stay in touch with us at Mazda of Lodi to stay updated on the model's arrival and availability for a test drive.

2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Chevy Traverse