Compare Differences Between the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 to Find the Right Model for You

February 26th, 2016 by

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs CX-9

2016 Mazda CX-5 Compared to 2016 Mazda CX-9

If you’re in the hunt for a new SUV, your list of options just got a little longer with the introduction of Mazda’s all-new CX-9 midsize SUV. This means drivers interested in one of Mazda’s impressive SUVs now have a decision to make. We’ll show you a number of differences between the 2016 Mazda CX-5 compared to the 2016 Mazda CX-9 to help you decide.

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs CX-9 Engine Specs and Performance

Let’s start with the engine. Mazda has developed a brand new turbocharged SKYACTIV engine for the CX-9, delivering plenty of power but boosting fuel efficiency.

2016 Mazda CX-5 2016 Mazda CX-9
2.0/2.5-liter SKYACTIV, 4-cyl. 2.5-liter SKYACTIV turbocharged
155/184 horsepower 250 horsepower
150/185 lb-ft of torque 310 lb-ft of torque
6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with manual shift mode 6-speed automatic
Up to 26 city/35 hwy mpg MPG increase of an estimated 20% over 2015 model

The obvious difference between the two is engine power, so if 310 lb-ft of torque available at a low 2,000 rpm is something you want, then the CX-9 could be just what you’re looking for. Drivers who don’t need that much power or who want a manual transmission, however, may fit best with the CX-5.

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs CX-9 Cargo and Passenger Space

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs CX-9

As expected, the CX-9’s larger size will allow for more passenger and cargo space than the CX-5, though both models should be plenty spacious. The new CX-9 will seat 7, while the 2016 CX-5 has a seating capacity of 5.

Of course, with a larger size comes more cargo space. Despite the 2016 CX-9 being just a little shorter than its predecessor, we still expect impressive cargo room like the 2015 CX-9’s 100.7 cu ft. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 offers up to 65.4 cu ft.

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs CX-9 Trim Levels

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs CX-9

The previous CX-9 has roughly the same trim level layout as the CX-5: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. On the 2016 Mazda CX-5, the top level trim delivers such features as heated side mirrors, leather-trimmed sport seats and a power sliding-glass moonroof, which is plenty of luxury for many drivers. Those who want even more sophistication, however, may want to wait for the CX-9’s new Signature trim that adds details like rosewood trim on the center console, Auburn Nappa leather seats and aluminum decorating the dashboard flanked by Auburn accents.

While drivers looking for a smaller and sportier SUV offering excellent fuel economy may be better suited for the CX-5, those looking for more cargo and passenger space, more premium options and a powerful engine may want to wait for the CX-9’s arrival. To learn more about the differences of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 compared to the 2016 Mazda CX-9, you can contact us at Mazda of Manchester.

Contact us at 860-432-7263 to get behind the wheel of the CX-5 or stay updated on the new CX-9

Posted in 2016 Models