The 2013 Toyota Highlander vs. the 2013 Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9When it comes to crossover capability combined with sport utility space, the 2013 Toyota Highlander is quite the choice vehicle. Drivers in the West Samoset area might want to consider what the new Toyota Highlander has to offer, as it starts at an affordable MSRP of $30,395, provides a variety of standard entertainment features, and plenty of cargo space.

The 2013 Mazda CX-9 is the Better Choice

While the 2013 Toyota Highlander might be a well-established crossover, the 2013 Mazda CX-9, found right here at West Samoset-area car dealership, actually offers a greater value with a starting MSRP of $29,785, more available features, and more cargo space than the Toyota Highlander. Let’s take a closer look at how these two crossovers stack up.

  • Infotainment Systems: both the 2013 Toyota Highlander and 2013 Mazda CX-9 are equipped with wireless connectivity for Bluetooth streaming audio, a CD player, AM/FM radio, and a CD changer. However, the new Mazda CX-9 can be outfitted with optional navigation aid and a telematic system for emergency communication should it be needed. The new Toyota Highlander base trim level does not allow for a navigation or telematic system.
  • Cargo Capacity: if you’re a road trip enthusiast and you’re not about to leave necessities behind, the 2013 Mazda CX-9 is the crossover for you. Featuring 17.2 cubic feet of cargo volume, the new Mazda CX-9 lets you bring anything and everything with you when it’s needed. The 2013 Toyota Highlander only features 10.3 cubic feet of cargo volume.
  • Under the Hood: The 2013 Mazda CX-9 is powered by a standard 3.7L V6 engine rated at 273 hp and 270 lb-ft. of torque. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission allows for smooth shifting and more responsive acceleration when it’s needed. The 2013 Toyota Highlander is driven by a 3.5L V6 engine rated at just 248 lb.-ft. of torque and it is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The lesser torque and gear choice of the Highlander means there isn’t as much acceleration to work with as the Mazda CX-9.

Test Drive the 2013 Mazda CX-9 at Cox Mazda Today

To take a 2013 Mazda CX-9 out for a test drive to find out if it’s the right crossover for you, give our professional sales staff a call at (888) 260-1691. Or, feel free to visit our dealership at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton. We are only 10 minutes from West Samoset via S. Tamiami Trail and 44th Avenue.