2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2018 Acura MDX

2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Acura MDX

2018 Acura MDX




There’s a lot in common between the 2018 Mazda CX-9 and the 2018 Acura MDX, including:

  • Three rows of seats
  • Max seating capacity of seven
  • All-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Confident driving dynamics

However, if you’re looking for a more accessible base price, better fuel economy, and extra room to stretch out, then the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is the way to go. Explore both of these models with this comparison, and then make the short trek from Sarasota to Cox Mazda in Bradenton to see if the Mazda CX-9 is the right crossover SUV for you.


The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is accessible to more families around Tampa. That’s because it has a significantly lower starting MSRP than the 2018 Acura MDX:

  • Mazda CX-9 – MSRP from $33,070*
  • Acura MDX – MSRP from $44,200

Torque and Fuel Economy


When you want more torque for traction and more standard fuel economy, the Mazda CX-9 is the way to go:

  • Mazda CX-9 – This three-row crossover is powered by a turbocharged 2.5L inline-four engine that generates a robust 310 lb-ft of torque and is able to get up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg city (with an automatic transmission).
  • Acura MDX – The MDX’s 3.5L V6 engine only produces 267 lb-ft of torque, and fuel economy falls short of the Mazda CX-9, maxing out at an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway and 19 mpg city.

Passenger Space

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 and 2018 Acura MDX both come with three rows of seats and a max seating capacity of seven. However, the Mazda CX-9 has a total passenger volume of 135.1 cubic feet, while the Acura MDX only has a total passenger volume of 132.7 cubic feet.

See if the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is the Right Fit for You and Your Passengers!

Are you ready to take the 2018 Mazda CX-9 for a spin? Come check it out today near Tampa at Cox Mazda, your Tampa area Mazda dealership at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, FL. Our sales department is here to serve you seven days a week, and you can reach us with questions at (941) 749-2790.

*Starting at $32,130 MSRP plus $940 destination charge (Alaska $985) for 2018 Mazda CX-9 Sport FWD models. MSRP excludes taxes, title and license fees. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.

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