2016.5 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2016 Mazda CX-9

2016.5 Mazda CX-5

2016.5 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-9

2016 Mazda CX-9

If you’ve been combing the SUV market for just the right crossover to take you where you want to go around Sarasota, Tampa, and Bradenton, the high-quality offerings of the Mazda lineup are sure to surpass your expectations.

We’ve compiled a comparison between two Mazda crossover vehicles: the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2016 Mazda CX-9. Whatever you’re looking for in your next automobile, one of these exceptional vehicles is sure to fit the bill. Keep reading to learn more—then come in and see the team at Cox Mazda to take each of these impressive crossovers out for a test drive!


A key difference between the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9 is size.

The Mazda CX-5 is a five-passenger compact, while the Mazda CX-9 is a three-row, seven-passenger vehicle. If you need a crossover that can transport a large family, the Mazda CX-9 is the vehicle you will likely opt for.

For its seven passengers to stretch out and get comfortable in, the Mazda CX-9 provides 135.1 cubic feet of passenger space. The Mazda CX-5 delivers up to a roomy 103.8 cubic feet of passenger space for its five occupants to spread out in.

Cargo Space

Not surprisingly, the larger Mazda CX-9 delivers slightly more cargo volume than the Mazda CX-5. If you need the flexibility of accessing a great deal of cargo space onboard your crossover, the Mazda CX-9 may win you over.

The Mazda CX-9 provides 71.2 cubic feet of cargo space when the second- and third-row seats are folded down. Close behind it, the Mazda CX-5 delivers 65.4 cubic feet of cargo space with its second-row seats lowered.

Fuel Economy

If you’re concerned about the environment or saving money at the pump (or both), the Mazda CX-5 will likely have the greatest appeal.

The Mazda CX-5 delivers up to 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway when equipped with manual transmission and front-wheel drive.

The Mazda CX-9 achieves up to 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway when equipped with front-wheel drive.

Still Not Sure?

If you’re still not sure which of these exceptional SUVs is the right fit for your needs and wants, the team at Cox Mazda can help! To learn even more about the offerings of the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 and the 2016 Mazda CX-9 and to take each vehicle for a test drive, contact us today or visit our showroom. We’re located at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, which is just:

  • 25 minutes from Sarasota via US-301 North
  • 55 minutes from Tampa via I-75 South