The 2014 Mazda CX-9 vs. the 2014 Chevy Traverse

2014 Mazda CX-9Looking for a full-size SUV for the family? Live in Tampa or Bradenton? Have you come out to Cox Mazda to see the 2014 Mazda CX-9 yet? The CX-9 is without a doubt one of the most impressive SUVs we’ve ever seen, and we think that once you get a look at it, you’ll agree. From equipment to cost, it bests the competition without too much effort.

And boy is there competition. Families have been looking toward SUVs instead of minivans for their family vehicles more and more, and autos like the 2014 Chevy Traverse have been trying to compete with the CX-9. Let’s see how well it does.

The Mazda Offers More for Less

The phrase “more for less” is usually a pretty good sign, right? It means that not only are you getting what you want in a vehicle, but you’re spending less money than you would expect. And that’s just what happens when you choose to drive home a CX-9.

The Mazda SUV starts at just $29,985 (MSRP) compared to the Traverse at $30,795. Both vehicles have a powerful V6 under the hood and get the same 24 mpg on the highway.

Looking at this, we would forgive you if thinking that maybe the Chevrolet had better equipment than the Mazda. The fact is, though, Mazda gives you more features and more options.

Here are just some of the amenities that come as either standard or optional features on the basic CX-9 that are unavailable on the entry-level Traverse:

  • Variable assisted steering
  • Navigation system
  • Remote ignition
  • Automatic climate control
  • Heated front seating
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Overhead console storage

And that’s just in the interior. If you want amenities like fog lights, a rear spoiler, or alloy wheels, you’ll need to choose the Mazda too.

Take a Test Drive Today

It looks like an open and shut case to us. If you want the better SUV, you want the 2014 Mazda CX-9. Of course, if the CX-9 isn’t for you, we’re pretty confident that one of the brand new Mazda models is. Maybe the smaller CX-5? Or the stunning Mazda3?

We want to help you find whichever Mazda fits you, so contact Cox Mazda today and set up a test drive.