The 2014 Mazda CX-9 vs. the 2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Mazda CX-9The seven-seat, 2014 Mazda CX-9 is a fantastic option for larger families thanks to its smooth riding style and comfortable interior. On top of this, it’s one of the sleekest looking options in its class. Besides these reasons, it also has a fantastic list of standard options, including things like three-zone automatic climate control for optimum comfort, a 5.8” touchscreen display, Bluetooth handsfree streaming, and more.

So what makes the 2014 CX-9 a great alternative decision to the 2014 Toyota Highlander? Despite their similar starting price and fuel economies, many drivers at our Bradenton car dealership find that they like the more comprehensive list of standard options on the Mazda crossover. Here’s a closer look at what CX-9 drivers are enjoying that Highlander drivers are missing out on.

More Comfort Options, More Room

When it comes to comfort, Mazda does it best. Here are just a few of the options that come standard on the CX-9 that are missing on the Highlander. These include:

  • Automatic climate control with separate controls in the driver and the front passenger area
  • A trip computer and an outside temperature gauge
  • A leather-wrapped steering wheel

There are also optional features on the base CX-9 that are not available on the base Highlander, including:

  • Front heated seats
  • Fog lights
  • Load bearing exterior rack
  • A multi-adjustable power driver’s seat
  • A universal garage door opener
  • A navigational aid and telematics system

Storage Space

The CX-9 also offers more cargo space than the Highlander, roughly 17 cubic-feet to 14 cubic feet with all seats in place. With the back seats down, the Mazda has 100.7 cubic feet of space available while the 2014 Highlander has only 78.6. This means more room for to store cargo for your next adventure, whether you’re out camping or just going to the grocery store.

Test Drive the CX-9 at Cox Mazda in Bradenton

There are plenty of other reasons that make the 2014 CX-9 one of the best options for a family vehicle. See why for yourself at Cox Mazda, in Bradenton. Visit us at 3101 Cortez Road W., a short drive from Tampa and Sarasota. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email our family.