2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Acura MDX

2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Acura MDX

If you’re looking for a larger SUV to take on the roads with but you’re not set on an average automaker, it may be time to start looking down the luxury aisle. While Mazda may not strike you as a luxury brand, they certainly have the features to back up that status. Take a look how their largest SUV compares against the competition in this matchup between the 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Acura MDX.

First things first: pricing. Because Mazda doesn’t brand themselves as a full-blown luxury brand, their vehicles are priced much less than the competition. Those savings are then passed onto the consumer. With a starting MSRP of over $12,000 less than the MDX, what exactly are you giving up by choosing a CX-9? It’s not much. Just take a look at the table below.

2018 Mazda CX-9 Sport


2018 Acura MDX FWD

$32,130 MSRP $44,200
227 hp/310 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 290 hp/267 lb-ft
22 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 19 city/27 hwy mpg
Standard Limited Slip Differential Not Available

Interior Comparisons

Acura is known for performance, but then again so is Mazda. Those comparisons speak for themselves, so we’ll take a peek at the interior feature comparisons. You might expect a luxury vehicle to have features such as a navigational aid or a telematics system. However, those features are not available in the 2018 MDX. They are, however, optional in the CX-9. The latter also features smart technology like Bluetooth® wireless communication and voice-activated controls. It offers much of the same technology as its competitor in other comfort and convenience areas including automatic climate control, radar cruise control, and front heated seats. Included in the CX-9 at no extra charge is exquisitely crafted genuine rosewood, hand-crafted aluminum, and premium Nappa leather. You can’t find luxury like this in any vehicle other than a Mazda.

Interested in getting another look at the 2018 CX-9? Come check it out here at Hall Cars in Brookfield! We’ll assign a team member to you who will take care of all your needs and assist you in your decision-making process without making you feel obligated one way or another. We look forward to meeting you!

maroon 2018 Mazda3 parked on a curb
white 2018 Mazda CX-3 parked in a lot