2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Mazda CX-9

Split screen images of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Mazda CX-9

The Mazda crossover lineup is filled with models that bring the fun-to-drive handling Mazda drivers are looking for to a vehicle segment known for its versatility. Depending on hauling needs, drivers have the option of purchasing a mid-size 2018 Mazda CX-5 model or its larger counterpart the three-row 2018 Mazda CX-9.

Learn more about what each Mazda crossover model brings to the table with a pricing, fuel economy, and interior space comparison below. Or, head to the Bill Gatton Mazda inventory page to see which 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Mazda CX-9 models we currently have in stock by clicking the link below.

2018 Mazda CX-5


2018 Mazda CX-9

$24,150 Starting MSRP $32,130
25/31 Fuel Economy  22/28
5 Seating Capacity 7
59.6 cubic feet Cargo Space 71.2 cubic feet

Interior and Cargo Space Specs

As you can see from the specs above, the largest differences between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Mazda CX-9 have to do with the amount of interior space for passengers and cargo. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is a mid-size crossover with seating for up to five passengers and cargo space offerings of up to 59.6 cubic feet. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is much larger with three rows of seats that can seat up to seven passengers and offer a cargo space of up to 71.2 cubic feet.

Both models offer multiple configurations and trim levels that give drivers the ability to select a configuration that matches their budget and amenity preferences. Though, because of its larger size, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 lineup will come with higher starting prices. Because of this, drivers who don’t need the extra interior space may want to save money on the purchase price by choosing the 2018 Mazda CX-5. If the additional space is necessary for daily hauling needs, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is going to be a better choice with room to grow.

Both the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Mazda CX-9 are available for sale at Bill Gatton Mazda in Johnson City. For a more in-depth look at what each Mazda crossover has to offer, visit the dealership during normal business hours or connect with a Bill Gatton Mazda team member online via the pop-up form below.

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