Can’t decide if you want to purchase the 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs the 2019 Ford Explorer? When purchasing a new vehicle, we encourage drivers to consider factors like seating, fuel efficiency and advanced safety features. When comparing both SUVs with these qualities in mind, drivers will find that the 2019 Mazda CX-9 provides more value than the 2019 Ford Explorer.
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 and the 2019 Ford Explorer are both three-row SUVs with seating for up to seven. However, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 comes equipped with a more-efficient engine. The 2019 CX-9 received fuel economy ratings of 22 miles per gallon, 28 miles per gallon and 24 miles per gallon in city, highway and combined city/highway driving conditions respectively. The 2019 Explorer is less efficient and only gets 18 miles per gallon during combined city/highway travel.
2019 Mazda CX-9 owners can drive with confidence, as every model of this SUV comes with a plentiful amount of safety features. Standard 2019 Mazda CX-9 safety features include daytime running lights, an engine immobilizer, turn signal mirrors, rear door child safety locks and stability control.
When it comes to driver assistance features, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 has more to offer than the 2019 Ford Explorer. Every 2019 CX-9 comes standard with a blind-spot monitoring system. The 2019 Ford Explorer’s blind-spot monitoring system is only available in higher trim levels. Similarly, automatic emergency braking is standard in the 2019 Mazda CX-9 and unavailable for the 2019 Ford Explorer. Available 2019 Mazda CX-9 comfort and convenience features include: An overhead storage console, LED headlights and taillights, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, a power sliding-glass moonroof with sunshade and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.