2019 Mazda CX-5 comparison thumbnail for 2020 model

2020 MAZDA CX-5*

2019 Mazda CX-9 comparison thumbnail for 2020 model

2020 MAZDA CX-9*

2020 MAZDA CX-5 vs. MAZDA CX-9

With so many great options in the Mazda lineup to explore, which Mazda model is going to offer you the performance you need on Winter Garden roads? We know our drivers like to compare Mazda SUVs, so we’ve creative a comprehensive guide where we break down the key differences between two of the most popular SUVs on the market: Mazda CX-5 vs. Mazda CX-9. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is a sleek and powerful crossover, while the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a very spacious 3-row SUV with a luxurious feel. Read on to compare Mazda SUVs and figure out which model suits your needs the best, compliments of Headquarter Mazda.

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

Between the Mazda CX-5 vs. Mazda CX-9, you’ll find the two distinctive designs that offer signature Mazda style with different layouts on the interior. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is a smaller crossover with two rows of seating, holding up to 5 passengers comfortably. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a much larger 3-row SUV which has space for up to 7 passengers, so it’s well-suited for Windermere family. The upgraded passenger and cargo space featured in the CX-9 will come in handy, whether you’re commuting to work on Clermont roads or taking off on a road trip.

2020 Mazda CX-5 interior seating and dashboard


rearview image of 2020 Mazda CX-9 driving on highway

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

How do the two Mazda vehicles stack up when it comes to performance?

  • Engine: The two have different specs since they feature different engines. The Mazda CX-5 has a Skyactiv®-G2 2.5L DOHC, while the Mazda CX-9 has a Skyactiv®3-G 2.5T 4-cylinder – both offering front-wheel and all-wheel drive.
  • Power: The Mazda CX-9 comes packed with more power, delivering 227 hp and over 310 lb-ft of torque, along with a 3,500-pound towing capacity. The CX-5 will deliver 187 hp, 186 lb-ft of torque and a 2,000-pound towing capacity.
  • Efficiency: The Mazda CX-5 is the more efficient option offering EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG* compared to the EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG** of the CX-9, so it might be a better choice for high-mileage commuters.


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The best way to compare Mazda SUVs is by checking them out in person at our Clermont dealership. Check out our extensive new vehicle inventory and then contact us to schedule a test drive today. With our exclusive new vehicle specials at Headquarter Mazda, it is now easier than ever before to drive off the lot in your dream car.




* 2019 model images shown for comparison purposes only

*Up to an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG for 2020 Mazda CX-9 FWD models. AWD models, 20 city/26 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

**Up to an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG for 2020 Mazda CX-5 FWD models. AWD models with SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L naturally aspirated engine, 24 city/30 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

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