The 2014 Mazda CX-9 vs. the 2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Mazda CX-9Thanks to its longer list of standard features, the 2014 Mazda CX-9, capable of seating up to seven, is becoming an increasingly popular option for families around Bradenton and Tampa over the 2014 Ford Explorer. It offers comparable fuel economy and engine power to the Explorer, with one of the best looking designs in its class.

So how does the 2014 Explorer compare exactly to the Mazda CX-9? Here’s a closer look at how they match up.

More Equipment for a Similar Price

Though Ford has often been marketed as a more affordable brand, the base Ford Explorer misses many of the options offered by the similarly priced Mazda CX-9. Here’s a look at some of the options exclusively enjoyed by CX-9 Sport drivers.

  • Bluetooth handsfree calling, with music streaming
  • Automatic climate control with separate controls for both the front and back seats
  • Remote fuel door release
  • A leather steering wheel

There are also a wide range of optional features that are only available on the base CX-9, not the base Explorer. These include:

  • A navigational aid and telematics system
  • Front heated seats
  • Rear spoiler
  • Heated exterior mirrors

Besides this, both vehicles share many of the same options, including keyless entry, optional remote ignition, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and a full system of front and side airbags. If comfort is important to you, then you may find the Mazda CX-9 is the better option for your family. Did we mention it looks better, too? But then, we’re a little biased.

Find Out More at Cox Mazda

We encourage you and your family to stop by Cox Mazda in Bradenton for a test drive of the 2014 CX-9 or any of our other current Mazda vehicles. We’re located at 3101 Cortez Road W. in Bradenton, just a short drive from Tampa, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg. If you have any questions about new vehicles or financing, please don’t hesitate to contact us.