Comparison: 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Subaru Outback

Comparison: 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Subaru Outback

If you are looking for a safe, comfortable vehicle to handle your day-to-day commute as well as take you on fun adventures, then read the below review. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 and the 2019 Subaru Outback are both good choices. However, the 3-row, seven-passenger seating Mazda CX-9 offers a stronger performance along with a multitude of valuable features. Visit us at Premier Mazda of Kansas City for a test drive.

Performance

2019 Mazda CX-9

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is offered in four different trims; Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature. Standard across all trims is Mazda’s SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY engine which compresses the air-fuel mixture in the cylinders to a higher degree in order to squeeze more energy from each drop of fuel. The Sport trim utilizes a 2.5T dynamic pressure turbo 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission to produce 250-hp with 310 lb.-ft. of torque. The CX-9 includes both a manual-shift and Sport mode and has a towing capacity of up to 3,500 lbs. For those who are driving in more extreme weather conditions, i-ACTIV AWD® is available and monitors outside temperature to braking patterns and will adjust power delivery to help give optimal traction.

2019 Subaru Outback

The 2019 Subaru Outback is available in six trims; 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 3.6R Limited, and 3.6R Touring. The 2.5i grade uses a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine with a Lineartronic® 6-speed CVT transmission and generates 175-hp with 174 lb.-ft. of torque. X-MODE® optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, standard on all trims, providing maximum traction on slippery surfaces. The Outback has a towing capacity of up to 2,700 lbs.

Features

2019 Mazda CX-9

Every journey in your Mazda CX-9 will provide comfort as you grip the leather-wrapped steering wheel, appreciate the three-zone automatic climate control, and enjoy the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system with voice command and a 7-inch full-color touch screen display. Pandora®, Aha™, and Stitcher™ radio integration come standard. The sound is impressive in the available Bose® Centerpoint® 2 surround sound system with AudioPilot® 2 and 12 speakers. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration along with the Mazda navigation system are supportive options.

2019 Subaru Outback

When you plan an outing, the standard roof rails on the 2019 Subaru Outback provide additional space to carry cargo and the rails can be folded and put away when not in use. The STARLINK™ multimedia system utilizes a 6.5-inch display along with 4 speakers. Apple CarPlay™, Android™ Auto, and Pandora® integration come standard. Available options include a voice-activated navigation system powered by TomTom, Harman Kardon premium audio system with 12 speakers, and a power moonroof.

Safety

2019 Mazda CX-9

Safety continues to be a primary focus at Mazda, so multiple safety features come standard with the 2019 Mazda CX-9. Blind Spot Monitoring helps detect objects in your blind spots and alerts you. Smart City Brake Support helps detect vehicles and pedestrians ahead and if the driver isn’t able to, the system will apply the brakes.  To offer even more safety features, available are rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and traffic sign recognition.

2019 Subaru Outback

A standard safety feature on the 2019 Subaru Outback is the EyeSight® Driver Assist System with Automatic Pre-Collision Braking which monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you’re swaying outside of your lane. Options include blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert and reverse automatic braking.

Pricing

2019 Mazda CX-9

Starting at $32,280 MSRP

2019 Subaru Outback

Starting at $26,345 MSRP

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