Compare Mazda SUVs: Mazda CX-5 vs. Mazda CX-9

February 24th, 2021 by

Our team knows that the new Mazda CX-5 and new Mazda CX-9 for sale are terrific SUVs on the market at Tonkin Mazda of Portland, near Gresham, OR, and that’s why we’ve devised the following comparison. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 and 2021 Mazda CX-9 models are currently all located in our new inventory. We compare how the size and cargo efficiency, interior conveniences, and technology characteristics vary in each of these SUVs. You can find that Mazda SUVs are extensively appreciated when searching for a fuel-efficient SUV that is both reliable and powerful on the roads of the Portland. Whether you need seating for seven, all-wheel drive, or impressive engine power, you’ll get everything you need and more from a new Mazda SUV at Tonkin Mazda of Portland near Gresham, Beaverton, and Vancouver! If you have any questions about either model, contact us at our Mazda dealership today at (855) 886-4563.

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2021 Mazda CX-5 Compact SUV


The new Mazda CX-5 positions on the top of Mazda compact and crossover SUV class. With a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, it presents expert approach. For improved output, an optional 2.5-liter turbo engine it supplies remarkable horsepower. With the Mazda CX-5’s open Skyactiv®-G 2.5 Turbo engine, explore more adaptive power and efficiency. It offers immediate, polished acceleration to invigorate any journey with your family and friends, supplying up to 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. The i-ACTIV AWD® option available on the new Mazda CX-5 for sale at Tonkin Mazda of Portland, promises quick and safe controlling to ensure you are satisfied in all circumstances. To further improve traction stability when traveling over rough terrain, Off-road Traction Assist2 is standard on all AWD versions, and is designed to to boost drivers confidence while on any road!

Interior & Exterior Design

It’s not complicated to see how the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is such a common choice among our Portland drivers when it comes to compact crossovers. These new Mazda CX-5 models not only showcase shapely body panels, but also have a spacious and efficient interior and exterior style that is as attractive as it is. The Mazda CX-5 is available in seven trims: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature. Each Mazda CX-5 configuration level is comes with standard features and/or unique upgrades depending on the trim.

With offerings ranging from luxury fabric, leatherette, leather, and Nappa leather upholstery, the interiors of the new Mazda CX-5 are just as varied. In all, Black Cloth, Silk Beige Leatherette, Black Leatherette, Red Leather, Black Leather, Parchment Leather, Black Leather, and Caturra Brown Nappa Leather include the eight interiors offered on the 2021 Mazda CX-5.The Mazda CX-5 at Tonkin Mazda in Portland has an upscale interior and spacious seats for the comfort of drivers and all passengers to take on any journey.

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2021 Mazda CX-9 Full-Size SUV


The Mazda CX-9 available at Tonkin Mazda of Portland, has the same horsepower 2.5-liter turbo engine and a fuel economy of 22 mpg city and 22 mpg city as the CX-5 that ndergoes a truly holistic driving style. G-Vectoring Control Plus from Mazda and available AWD work collectively, responding efficiently and effectively to evolving road conditions. The system is made to develop a more energizing drive when coupled with the responsive Skyactiv®-G 2.5 Turbo engine. The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is obviously the family SUV of the driving enthusiast; remarkably light on its feet, hence feels and looks as if you are driving a smaller SUV. The suspension is remarkably power, and riding over rocky stretches of road is also stable enough.

Interior & Exterior Design

With the 3-row available in the Mazda CX-9, all you family and friends can come along for every journey, without leaving anyone behind. With the 3rd row available for the CX-9 it can fit up to seven passengers comfortable whereas, the Mazda CX-5 accommodates up to five passengers. With 71.2 cubic feet behind the front row and 38.2 cubic feet behind the second row, there is greater load carrying capacity in the CX-9 as it’s a bit larger SUV. The extra 14.4 cubic feet behind the third row offers more room to this model than the CX-5.

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Mazda CX-5 vs. Mazda CX-9 Safety Features

For any Mazda model, safety is a significant feature, and the CX-5 and CX-9 are no exception. Significant safety features are provided by each Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 that our team outlined in the following items:

  • 360-degree monitor
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning with lane-keep assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Hill launch assist
  • i-Activsense
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Driver attention alert
  • And more!

Which Mazda SUV is a better choice for me?

While both vehicles are fantastic alternatives for those who want to get into a Mazda SUV, each serves very different consumer requirements. The Mazda CX-5 has a gross cargo capacity of 71.2 cubic feet, and across Portland and surrounding areas of Gresham, Vancouver, and Beaverton, will tow up to 2,000 pounds, while the MAzda CX-9 can tow up to 3,500 pounds. The Mazda CX-5 is a decent alternative if you’re looking for a combination of power under the hood and passenger space. The Mazda CX-9 is the way to go for large families, or if you are just searching for a greater SUV with 3rd row seating.We can ensure you your journy will be improved by a Mazda SUV. To arrange a test drive today at Tonkin Mazda of Porland near Gresham, for one or more of the above models, contact us today for more details. Take a minute to browse our new Mazda specials prior to your schedule.

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