2015 Mazda CX-9 vs. the 2015 Dodge Durango

The 2015 Mazda CX-9 vs. the 2015 Dodge Durango

When you need a big and powerful vehicle that provides ample room for all your passengers and their cargo, the 2015 Mazda CX-9 is a great choice. This contemporary SUV delivers surprising levels of refinement while also offering the uncompromising performance you’re looking for. To illustrate just what a smart choice it is, we’ve compared it head to head with the 2015 Dodge Durango. If the Mazda CX-9 piques your interest following this comparison, make your way from Tampa to visit us at Cox Mazda in Bradenton and check it out in person!


At both the low and the high end, the 2015 Mazda CX-9 is the more affordable vehicle. Get into the introductory 2015 Mazda CX-9 starting at $29,985, or go up to the top-tier 2015 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring which has an MSRP of $35,035.

The 2015 Dodge Durango, meanwhile, will cost you a minimum of $30,495, and at the highest trim level, as much as $40,995.


The 2015 Mazda CX-9 doesn’t force you to pay for a more expensive trim in order to access powerful levels of performance. The introductory 3.7L V6 engine delivers 270 lb-ft of torque and rockets from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.5 seconds.

The introductory 2015 Dodge Durango has a 3.6L V6 engine that only puts out 260 lb-ft of torque and takes a full 7.8 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill.


Both of these vehicles offer seating for seven, but the 2015 Mazda CX-9 has a significantly larger third row of seating, along with a lot more cargo capacity. Maximum cargo capacity in the Mazda CX-9 reaches a cavernous 100.7 cubic feet of space!

With the 2015 Dodge Durango, maximum cargo capacity falls short at just 84.5 cubic feet.


The 2015 Mazda CX-9 offers a number of standard features that are not available on the 2015 Dodge Durango or are only available as cost-added options.

The introductory Sport trim of the Mazda CX-9 comes standard with features like:

  • A CD player
  • HD radio
  • A leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • A 5.8-inch touchscreen

This trim is also available with remote ignition and a universal garage door opener.

Of all the features mentioned above, the touchscreen is the only one that comes standard on the SXT trim of the Durango, and other features, like remote ignition, are not available at all. And, unfortunately, the touchscreen is only 5 inches in size.

Choose a 2015 Mazda CX-9 at Cox Mazda

When you’re ready to take a test drive, make your way to Cox Mazda located at 3101 Cortez Rd. W. in Bradenton, FL 34207. We are less than an hour south of Tampa and are easy to reach by simply taking I-75. Once you get to Bradenton, look for us across from our sister dealership, Cox Chevy. We are open every day, so head in our direction whenever best fits your schedule!