2016 Mazda CX-9 vs. the 2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-9

2016 Mazda CX-9

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5

Nanaimo and Duncan area drivers already look to the Mazda CX series as a standard for quality in the SUV market, but when faced with the choice between the lean and economical 2016 Mazda CX-5 and the beefy and spacious 2016 Mazda CX-9, which is the right one for you? Well, it all depends on your needs, as each model is specifically tailored to a specific experience and caters to a specific set of needs. Do you need a durable powerhouse or an efficient family cruiser? What feature set best meets your demands? We’ve put the two SUVs side by side to help you choose.


Power and Performance

Safety First

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 and the 2016 Mazda CX-9 were built with different drivers in mind, a fact made clear by the differing focus of their powertrains. The Mazda CX-5 is geared towards efficiency and everyday cruising: it offers a respectable fuel efficiency of 6.6L/100 km on the highway, and its lightweight SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY delivers a fun, responsive driving experience. The Mazda CX-9, on the other hand, offers the kind of rugged power you wouldn’t expect from its sleek Mazda looks. It boasts a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T engine capable of producing an incredible 310 lb-ft. of torque at 2,000 rpm, and its Dynamic Pressure Turbo delivers higher power at a lower rpm, smoothing out your ride. And both vehicles come with i-ACTIV AWD®, which uses sensors to monitor road conditions and apply AWD exactly when you need it.

Interior and Entertainment

A Luxurious Interior

Mazda SUVs are well known for offering some of the most comfortable and feature complete cabins in their field, and the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and 2016 Mazda CX-9 continue this proud legacy. The Mazda CX-5 is focused primarily on driver experience, doing everything it can to make driving easier and safer. Its Bluetooth connectivity brings together all of your entertainment and communication needs, and it offers several different methods of control to access them, including a touchscreen display, an intuitive Commander Switch, and available steering wheel mounted controls. The Mazda CX-9, meanwhile, aims for more of a luxury focused experience. It makes use of MAZDA CONNECTTM to access all of its features, and it sports available dual USB ports and a “heads-up” Active Driving Display. On top of that, it also sports a custom-built 12-Speaker Premium Bose® Sound System, so you music comes out with unparalleled clarity and range.


Advanced Technologies

One of the essential values of driving an SUV is the safety and protection it can offer, which is why the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and the 2016 Mazda CX-9 each sport a custom set of i-ACTIVSENSE® Safety Technology, a system that incorporates several preventative technologies, including:

  • Lane Departure Warning System: Sensors that detect lane markings and alert the driver when an unintentional drift is noticed.

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert: Detects vehicles that approach from the side when you’re backing out and alert the driver before an accident occurs.

  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control: Monitors the speed of the vehicle in front of you and adjusts your cruise control settings automatically, so you always maintain a safe distance.

  • Blind Spot Monitoring System: Sensors detect when objects are in your blind spots and light up a warning on the appropriate side mirror (the Mazda CX-9 has a more advanced system that also alerts you before a fast vehicle enters your blind spot).

  • Smart City Brake Support: Infra-red laser sensors detect vehicles or objects in your path and assist with braking when there’s a high risk of collision (the Mazda CX-9 has a system that functions at high speeds; the Mazda CX-5 has a system that focuses on lower speeds).

Cruise through Victoria in a 2016 Mazda CX-9 or a 2016 Mazda CX-5 Today

Hopefully this information has illuminated why the 2016 Mazda CX-9 and the 2016 Mazda CX-5 are in such high demand across Nanaimo and Duncan, and help inform your decision as to which one is right for you. But you don’t have to make your decision just based on these facts—come on out to Harris Mazda, located at 2525 Bowen Road in Nanaimo, and you can get a feel for the unique properties of these SUVs for yourself. And if you have any questions about these or any of our other excellent Mazda models, you can contact us online or call our sales team directly at 1-844-537-8693.

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