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Mazda CX-9
2021 Mazda CX-9
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$33,960
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.1
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Nissan Murano
2020 Nissan Murano
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$31,730
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.0
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Volkswagen Atlas
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
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$31,545
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 24 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
227 hp @ 5000 rpm
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
235 hp @ 4500 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
240 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.8 ft
38.7 ft
38.1 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P255/60HR18
P235/65TR18
P245/60HR18
Rear Tire
P255/60HR18
P235/65TR18
P245/60HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
23 MPG
22 MPG
City
22 MPG
20 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
24 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
7.8 Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19 gallons
19 gallons
18.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
418 miles
380 miles
390.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
532 miles
532 miles
446.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
199.4 in
192.4 in
198.3 in
Height
67.6 in
66.6 in
70 in
Max Width
77.5 in
75.4 in
78.3 in
Front Width
65.3 in
64.6 in
67.2 in
Rear Width
65.2 in
64.6 in
67.8 in
Wheelbase
115.3 in
111.2 in
117.3 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
6.9 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41 in
40.5 in
41.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.3 in
39.9 in
41.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.9 in
59.5 in
61.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56.7 in
55.4 in
58.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39.4 in
38.7 in
37.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.5 in
39.8 in
40.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
58.1 in
58.8 in
60.8 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
57.4 in
55.2 in
58 in
Third Row Leg Room
29.7 in
N/A
33.7 in
Third Row Headroom
35.4 in
N/A
38.3 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
53.1 in
N/A
54.9 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.1 in
N/A
45.1 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,236 lbs
3,823 lbs
4,222 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
3,500 lbs
1,500 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
71.2 ft³
67 ft³
96.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
38.2 ft³
32.1 ft³
55.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
14.4 ft³
32.1 ft³
20.6 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Super Black Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Graphite, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Optional
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Optional
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles