Compare 2023 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2023 MAZDA CX-9

2023 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2023 MAZDA CX-9
2023 MAZDA CX-5 2023 MAZDA CX-9


2.5L I-4 2.5L Turbocharged I-4


187 hp 227 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

24/30 * 20/26 *

  Seating Capacity

5 Passengers 6-7 Passengers

  Cargo Space

59.3 cubic feet 71.2 cubic feet

  Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs ** 3,500 lbs **


Available Standard

Leather Seats

Available Standard

2023 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2023 MAZDA CX-9

Serving Troy, MI

When SUV shoppers stop by Suburban Mazda of Troy to explore the well-designed options available, they are often drawn to popular models like the compact Mazda CX-5 and the midsize Mazda CX-9. An initial look reveals that the Mazda CX-5 has a two-row layout, and the Mazda CX-9 has an additional row of seating. However, many other differences are found through a deeper comparison of these options. After you check out the 2023 Mazda CX-5 and the 2023 Mazda CX-9 in full detail, which of these impressive models will you select?


These Mazda SUVs stand up to create a spirited driving experience across all of their trims. The lower Mazda CX-5 trims receive 187 horsepower from their four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine. The Mazda CX-5’s higher trims and all of the Mazda CX-9’s trims draw 227 horsepower from a turbocharged version of this 2.5-liter engine. Across the board, all trims for these two models are outfitted with standard all-wheel drive and an automatic six-speed transmission.


The 2023 Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-9 are easy to tell apart on the road. The smaller Mazda CX-5 has a swooping roofline, combined with sporty, smooth accents and black molding on the sides. The front of the Mazda CX-5 is dignified by double-element, wedge-like headlights, and a connected black grille. The Mazda CX-9 is a larger model with an extended roofline and a descending liftgate. The sides have deeper, angled contouring and a prominent accent line. Chrome trims the entire lower perimeter of the Mazda CX-9. In addition, the Mazda CX-9 is differentiated by bar-style mesh on the grille, dramatic LED headlights, and slanted air vents.


When you turn your attention to these crossovers’ cabins, you will spot several shared features. Some of these are a large display screen, remote keyless entry, Mazda Connected Services, a hands-free liftgate, smart safety equipment, leather material, a wireless charging station, a navigation system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and parking sensors. In the Mazda CX-9, several additional features are available, including heated captain’s chairs in the second row, three rows of seating, and USB access for the third-row passengers.

Do you want to dig deeper into the capabilities of these Mazda crossovers with a test drive? Connect with the Suburban Mazda of Troy team today to make arrangements to drive the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-9.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.
** Towing capacities shown are maximums and must be reduced by the weight of any passenger, cargo hitch or optional equipment in the towing vehicle. Please refer to vehicle Owner's Manual for details regarding towing capacities and other valuable information. Towing a trailer may have an effect on vehicle's handling, braking, durability, performance and driving economy. For specific information on recommended or required equipment, see your Mazda Dealer. Hitches are available through manufacturers other than Mazda.