Mazda CX-9 vs. Dodge Journey

The 2013 Mazda CX-9 vs. The 2013 Dodge Journey

At Cox Mazda, we pride ourselves on our wide array of choices for Tampa Bay area drivers, so we know a great thing when we see one. When it comes to the 2013 Mazda CX-9, the press agrees. Trusted industry sources such as Consumer Reports, Car and Driver, and Motor Trend have all recommended the CX-9 over its fellow crossover SUV, the 2013 Dodge Journey, but we don’t expect you to trust their word without seeing all the facts. To help you with your research, here are just a few reasons why we think the CX-9 is the clear choice.


Both the new Mazda CX-9 and the new Journey offer basic safety features such as airbags, traction control, and front shoulder belts. However, those features only help when you’re already in a bind. Only the CX-9 goes the extra mile towards preventing accidents, with faster-acting brakes and a blind spot warning system that alerts you when an object is approaching an area that your mirrors can’t reach.

Engine Performance

As tested in Motor Trend magazine, the CX-9 can get to 60 mph in just 7.3 seconds—half a second less than the Journey. After a quarter of a mile, the CX-9 can travel at a speed of 89.5 MPH, while the Journey languishes behind at 87.2 mph.

The CX-9’s speed comes compliments of a powerful V6 engine with 273 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Once you experience that level of performance, the Journey’s standard 173 hp, 166 lb-ft 4-cylinder engine just won’t feel as impressive.


The Mazda CX-9 offers more bang for your buck in more ways than one. Personal finance magazine Kiplinger’s estimates that a new 2013 CX-9 will retain up to 53% of its value two years after purchase, compared to the 2013 Journey’s estimated value retention of 47-50% after the same amount of time.

Though the long-term perks of owning a Mazda are clear, you won’t have to wait to benefit from the CX-9’s stellar value. As a Mazda driver, you’ll enjoy a superior 5-year corrosion warranty with unlimited mileage and free roadside assistance for 3 years or 36,000 miles.

Check Out the 2013 Mazda CX-9 Today!

Are you intrigued yet? We thought so! Come feel the difference for yourself and visit Cox Mazda — our 2013 Mazda CX-9s are just waiting for you to take them for a spin.

We are located in Bradenton an hour south of Tampa. To get here, just hop on I-75 E and take Exit 2 for U.S 41-S. You’ll find our expert sales staff waiting for you on the other end.