MAZDA CX-9 vs Toyota Highlander

2021 Mazda CX-9 DealsLooking for a spacious SUV with plenty of room for passengers and cargo? Both the 2021 Mazda CX-9 and 2021 Toyota Highlander offer this and much more.

Our Mazda of Abington team is here to help you figure out which one is best for your commute around the Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside, areas. See what features are found in these premium, three-row SUVs and discover which model is right for you in our Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander comparison below.

MAZDA CX-9 vs Toyota Highlander: Interior Features and Design

2021 Mazda CX-9 Interior TechnologyEach of these SUVs comes with a great deal of standard features to make your ride an extremely comfortable one. These include the 3-zone automatic climate control system, which will be able to keep your area as cold or warm as you like it while your passengers change their zones to their desired temperature. Also standard in both SUVs is a power driver’s seat.The Mazda CX-9 also comes standard with heated front seats as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The Mazda CX-9 also features great craftmanship inside its cabin. You can choose the style and design you want inside this SUV from available choices like red leather seats and black metallic interior trim, or Nappa leather seats with Santos Rosewood interior trim and unique steering wheel stitching.

While the Toyota Highlander does offer a nice spacious ride, it doesn’t offer the same level of customization that can make the Mazda CX-9 a luxurious ride.

MAZDA CX-9 vs Toyota Highlander: Premium Technology



Toyota Highlander


Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™


10.25-inch center display

Display Screen

8-inch display

You will also be able to connect right to your smartphone and use a variety of its applications and features because both the 2021 Mazda CX-9 and 2021 Highlander come standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

These systems allow you to use applications while driving to pull up directions, make calls and send messages without taking your hands off the wheel, and play any songs or podcasts you like.

When integrating your smartphone to either vehicle, though, your view will be slightly different. The Toyota Highlander comes with an 8-inch display that will show you all your infotainment settings. The Mazda CX-9, with its 10.25-inch center display, will give you an even clearer view of your route when displaying directions.

MAZDA CX-9 vs Toyota Highlander: Safety



Toyota Highlander


Collision Warning with Automatic Brakes



Blind Spot Monitoring



Driver Attention Alert


2021 Mazda CX-9 InventoryWithin each SUV, there are multiple systems constantly at work so you stay safe and enjoy more confidence while driving. These include systems standard in both models that can detect vehicles or pedestrians ahead in your path. If you are quickly approaching the car in front of you, they can alert you—and even apply the brakes to help you avoid a potential collision.

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 also comes standard with Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. This system can alert you of any approaching cars, so you’ll know when it’s safe to continue to back out of a parking spot or change lanes.

While featured in the 2021 Highlander, this system isn’t standard in the Toyota SUV. The Mazda CX-9 also offers the available Driver Attention Alert. This is able to make sure you stay focused on the road ahead and take breaks when needed. Unfortunately, the 2021 Highlander doesn’t offer any similar technology to alert you when you become distracted while driving.

Should I Get the MAZDA CX-9 or Toyota Highlander?

Between the Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander, drivers in the areas of Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside are sure to enjoy the extra amenities, luxurious craftsmanship, and cutting-edge technology that is featured in the 2021 Mazda CX-9.

You can come experience what its like to drive this luxurious and fun-driving SUV here at Mazda of Abington Mazda. Schedule a test drive with us and discover what it’s like riding around inside this three-row SUV.


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