2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2018 Acura MDX

2019 Mazda CX-9

Lots of families are ditching the minivan and turning to the three-row crossover. These vehicles tend to offer more in the way of a peppy performance and smart features that cater to everyone’s needs and desires, plus a sportier stance. So which three-row SUV is the best one for you? We are looking at two luxurious competitors—the 2018 Mazda CX-9 and the 2018 Acura MDX—side by side to see which comes out on top.


Not only will the Mazda CX-9 save you more money in initial cost, but it will also save you money at the gas pump with a fuel economy of 28 mpg highway* compared to the Acura’s 27 mpg highway.**



Both of these three-row SUVs are comparable in performance. Each can tow up to 3,500 lb. However, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 brings slightly more “zoom zoom” with 310 lb-ft of torque compared to the Acura’s 267.



The two competitors are also comparable in space. Both interiors offer plenty of room for cargo and passengers. However, the Mazda features elegant touches like a genuine Rosewood accents on the center console.


While we’ll admit that both of these SUVs have much to offer to both driver and passengers, we feel that the Mazda CX-9 is the best pick because of its much lower price tag, higher fuel economy, and better performance and comfort. Take the 2018 Mazda CX-9 for a test drive at Mazda of Bedford today.


*EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.