2015 Toyota Highlander vs Mazda CX-9 in Brooklyn NY

Serving Queens and New York, NY

Toyota Highlander

Mazda CX-5

Base MSRP:



EPA Fuel Economy (FWD):

20 city/25 highway (4cyl), 19 city/25 highway (V6)

17 city/24 highway (V6)

Interior Volume:

145 cu-ft

139.4 cu-ft




Rearview Camera:



Front Knee Airbags:


Not Available

The 2015 Toyota Highlander is one of the most popular choices for people who have kids to transport. Plaza Toyota in Brooklyn is one of the most popular places to buy one if you are in Queens, or any of the other boroughs of New York.

Mazda tried with their Mazda CX-9 to make a family-friendly crossover that was a little more fun to drive, but it’s just not as good all-around as the Highlander.

Highlander Fuel Economy vs. Mazda CX-9 Fuel Economy

The Toyota Highlander is available with either a 4-cylinder, or a V6 motor, but both get better mileage than the V6 only Mazda CX-9. The EPA give the Mazda CX-9 a city rating of 17 mpg and a highway rating of 24. The 4-cylinder Highlander (which still has 185hp) gets 20 city and 25 highway, and the V6 gets 19 city and 25 highway. All these numbers are for the front wheel drive versions; all-wheel drive models are slightly worse.

Highlander Space vs Mazda CX-9 Space

The Toyota Highlander gives you more than 5 extra cubic feet of passenger room compared to the Mazda CX-9. This extra room translates into more headroom and hip room for passengers in all 3 rows. Toyota has so much more room in the 3rd seat, that it officially seats 8, not just 7 like the Mazda.

Highlander Standard Features vs. Mazda CX-9

You get more for you money by buying a Toyota too. The Highlander is slightly less expensive than the Mazda CX-9, but here are some of the features you don't get standard from Mazda:

  • Heated mirrors
  • Rearview camera
  • Voice activated infotainment
  • Automatic headlights
  • Front knee airbags

If your family is looking for a new crossover, the 2015 Toyota Highlander ought to be at the very top of your shopping list. Shoppers in the New York City area ought to have Plaza Toyota at the top of the list of places to visit because we are right here in Brooklyn, especially easy to get here from Queens.

Building your garage...