2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2018 Ford Flex 

Mazda shoppers and owners ought to be familiar with the automaker's high performance-high efficiency combination that has made it so successful over the years. The Mazda CX-9, in particular, is just as strong and efficient as many of its top competitors. It is also the largest model made by Mazda, meaning those looking for a bigger ride but still one that is efficient and stylish will be pleased with the Mazda CX-9.

The Mazda CX-9 is far from the biggest SUVs around, but it definitely is one of the best-looking and most dependable crossovers there are. We are putting it up against a slightly bigger SUV in the Ford Flex, in an effort to show that size doesn't mean everything in the SUV game. Keep reading to see some of our results.

2018 Mazda CX-9 base Vs. 2018 Ford Flex base
$32,130 Starting MSRP $30,195
22/28/24 Fuel economy (city/hwy/combined) 16/23/19
Available: with voice activation Navigation system Not available
Standard Blind spot monitoring system Not available

The new Signature trim level

The 2018 model year brought a new trim level for the Mazda CX-9—the Signature. The base model of the Mazda CX-9 comes with Pandora radio, a rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, and MAZDA CONNECT™. The Signature, however, showcases many of Mazda's available features as well, like Bose Centerpoint surround sound, a power rear liftgate, keyless entry system, and radar cruise control. Some of the features unique to the Signature trim are LED grille accent lighting, rosewood inlays, and Auburn Nappa leather seating.

Come on into Puente Hills Mazda today and take a look at the new Mazda CX-9. Got another model you want to compare it to? Stop by and we'll discuss all similarities and differences! The Mazda CX-9 starts at an MSRP of just over $32,000, but we can go over specifics and work with financing options for you. Schedule a test drive online or just stop in and take a stroll. We hope to see you soon!

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