2017 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2017 Mazda CX-9: Worth the Upgrade?

2017 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2017 Mazda CX-9
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CX-5 vs. CX-9: Which Mazda SUV Is Right for You?

Shopping for a new crossover or SUV? If you’ve seen commercials or read reviews, you’re probably aware that Mazda’s crossover lineup is known for its peppy engines and frisky handling, resulting in some of the most fun-to-drive family haulers on the market. The compact CX-5 and midsize CX-9 also feature elegant styling and plenty of sought-after amenities.

The CX-5 was completely redesigned for 2017, and Mazda redesigned the CX-9 in 2016. That means both of these SUVs are modern and up-to-date, with Mazda’s best features and amenities.

While the CX-5 ranks near the top of its class, the CX-9 ranks closer to the middle. However, both are generally well-liked by critics. If these Mazda SUVs are so similar, why is there such a big disparity in their class rankings? And, is there more to the story than the rankings reveal?

Using U.S. News scoring data, we compared the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 based on the attributes that buyers care about most. Let’s take a closer look and find out which model is the better choice for you.

Keep in mind that our scores are constantly updated as new expert reviews and data become available. Check the CX-5 and CX-9 review pages for the most up-to-date scores.

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