2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Nissan Pathfinder

2016 Mazda CX-9

2016 Mazda CX-9

2016 Nissan Pathfinder

2016 Nissan Pathfinder

It’s difficult to narrow down the choices of a crossover SUV, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find one that outshines the 2016 Mazda CX-9. We’ve pitted some of its features against those of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder, one of its competitors, so you can see which one comes out on top. Tampa and Sarasota drivers can schedule a test drive at Cox Mazda after reading below.


Outside of home and work, we spend a great amount of time in our vehicles, which is why you want an SUV that offers you both the aesthetic and comfort that will make driving a pleasure:

  • 2016 Mazda CX-9: The profile of the 2016 Mazda CX-9 has a smooth and curvy body, with a soft look of luxury and comfort. The front fascia features sleek angled LED lights that lead to a tapered yet bold grille. Inside, you’ll find premium interior styling, with plush leather seats. Premium Nappa leather is offered in a rich, deep red on the Signature trim, matched with genuine rosewood and aluminum trim for a careful and upscale look.
  • 2016 Nissan Pathfinder: The Pathfinder’s profile features sculpted and angled side panels, and the front fascia has a sports large LED lights that lead to a smaller grille, matched in height. The air intake is much more noticeable on this model. Inside, leather seats with wide, contrasted stitching are available, and the center console is busy, lacking the elegance and simplicity of the 2016 Mazda CX-9.


Wherever you’re headed, you’ll want to stay in touch and entertained on the road. Let’s see which each SUV offers in terms of infotainment:

  • The 2016 Mazda CX-9 features an available 8-inch touchscreen display that artfully and futuristically rises from the dash where it is hidden when the vehicle is not in use. MAZDA CONNECT offers voice command controls as well as touchscreen access to texting, Bluetooth audio streaming, social media connectivity, HD internet radio access, and more. An available rear entertainment package offers rear passengers a 9-inch LCD screens to watch movies.
  • The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder features a fixed 7-inch display mounted on the center console. You’ll be able to access Bluetooth audio streaming, and a USB connection and navigation system are optional add-ons. Two 7-inch rear displays are available to play DVDs for rear passengers.

Critics’ Choice

Before you step inside, which crossover do reviewers favor out of the two? At Car and Driver, the site’s rankings of “Three-Row Mid-Size Crossover SUVs Ranked from Worst to Best,” the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder was ranked as the worst, while the 2016 Mazda CX-9 came in at #2.

Test Drive the 2016 Mazda CX-9 Near Tampa and Sarasota Today

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 is available now to Tampa and Sarasota drivers at 3101 CORTEZ ROAD WEST in Bradenton, FL. Call us seven days a week at (941) 749-2790 to schedule a test drive. If you have any questions, contact us online to speak to one of our sales specialists today!