2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Mazda CX-9
2020 MAZDA CX-5 2020 MAZDA CX-9


2.5L I4 2.5L Turbo I4


187 250 *

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/31 * 22/28 *

2020 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2020 MAZDA CX-9

Serving Troy, MI

Suburban Mazda of Troy is honored to be the auto dealership that you turn to for help with your next SUV purchase. The CX-5 and the CX-9 are some of our more popular SUV models available today. The CX-5 is a 2-row vehicle that is classified as a compact crossover SUV. Its second-generation launched a few years ago, so it has modern design elements and features throughout. In comparison, the CX-9 is a midsize crossover SUV that has an extra row of seating. Like the CX-5, it benefited from a recent generational improvement. After reading more about these two popular models, a visit to Suburban Mazda of Troy for in-person review is a great idea.


The CX-5 and CX-9 for 2020 both deliver exceptional power behind the wheel while maintaining excitement with their agility and excellent handling. The lower three trims of the 2020 CX-5 come with a Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine that generates 187 horsepower. Two top trims are equipped with a Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter turbo, 4-cylinder engine, and these trims benefit from 250 horsepower. The CX-5 comes with intelligent all-wheel drive as a standard feature at the top trim levels, and it is optional in the lower trims. The turbocharged engine that is included in the CX-5’s top trims is standard across all of the CX-9’s trims. In addition, the CX-9 is outfitted with intelligent all-wheel drive paired with traction control as standard gear for all trims.


The 2020 CX-5 and the CX-9 share front-end styling across their grille shape, and they have recognizable profile elements. However, the CX-5 has a mesh pattern throughout the grille, and the grille is integrated with thinner LED headlights than what you will find on the CX-9. Also, the CX-5 shows off beefy front fenders, and the curvature over the fenders flows elegantly across the sides. The roof’s profile follows the shape of the contouring. The CX-9, on the other hand, has a linear grille pattern with larger headlights. The front fenders have less definition, and this smoothness carries throughout the side panels.


When you compare the CX-5 directly with the CX-9, you will notice that the CX-9 has a few additional or upgraded features. However, the CX-5 is well-appointed as well, and these two models share many interior items. These include smart device integration, a sound system, keyless entry, a power sunroof, auto climate control system with multiple zones, a touch display screen, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink, and more.

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Test driving these two vehicles is the next step to take in your SUV purchase experience. Visit Suburban Mazda of Troy today for further assistance.

* Up to an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG for 2019 Mazda CX-5 FWD models. AWD models with Skyactiv®-G 2.5L naturally aspirated engine, 24 city/30 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.
** Up to an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG for 2019 Mazda CX-9 FWD models. AWD models, 20 city/26 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.
*** 250 hp with 93 octane fuel. 227 hp with 87 octane fuel.