2020 MAZDA CX-9 vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2020 MAZDA CX-9 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  310 lb-ft 260 lb-ft
MPG (City/Highway) *
  22/28 19/26
Seating Capacity
  7 Passengers 5 Passengers
Heated Seats
  Standard Optional
Adaptive Cruise Control
  Standard Available on other styles

2020 MAZDA CX-9 vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Serving Troy, MI

If you're seeking a midsize SUV that stands out from the pack, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is an optimal choice. The Mazda excels in many categories, contributing to its commendable ratings as #5 among midsize SUVs. The Mazda CX-9 is a top choice compared to the Jeep Grand Cherokee, one of its competitors, for several reasons. The Mazda has a more comfortable and refined ride compared to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Mazda also stands out for its five-star safety test ratings and numerous advanced safety aids that are standard on all trims. The Mazda CX-9's interior is more spacious, and the seats are more comfortable than what you'll get with the Grand Cherokee. The Mazda is the preferred choice for its luxurious interior with high-end amenities such as wood trim accents.

Interior Design

Versatility is a highlight of the 2020 Mazda CX-9, which has standard seating for eight but offers six with captain's chairs on the higher-end trims. A leather steering wheel and leather shift knob are standard on the base trim, adding luxury to any trim level that you choose. Keyless ignition is standard on the Mazda. The Grand Cherokee, in contrast, is limited to seating for five occupants, and its seats are less spacious and comfortable. While the Mazda offers a nine-inch display screen at the second trim level, the most massive screen you can get with the Grand Cherokee is 8.4 inches. The Mazda has premium interior accents not found in the Jeep, such as attractive wood trim accents.

Safety & Technology

A handful of advanced driver-assist safety aids are included on all trims of the Mazda. Simultaneously, the Grand Cherokee doesn't get standard advanced safety technology until the higher-level trims. You'll get pedestrian detection, radar-assist cruise control, lane-keep assist, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning as standard features with the Mazda. The Jeep has fewer standard safety amenities, and its overall safety score in NHTSA tests is four stars, while the Mazda earns five stars.


The Mazda CX-9 offers a winning combination of performance, handling, and a comfortable ride. The Jeep Grand Cherokee, in contrast, has a firmer and less comfortable ride quality. The Mazda comes with a turbo engine that delivers plenty of power. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available for most trims. The all-wheel drive versions also have off-road traction assist for control in slippery conditions. The Grand Cherokee has standard rear-wheel drive, while four-wheel drive is optional on select trims.

Please feel free to stop by Suburban Mazda of Troy to test drive the Mazda CX-9. Our Mazda team will be happy to assist with any questions or concerns.