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Volkswagen Touareg (2016) vs. Mazda CX-9 (2016) Features

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Touareg vs. Mazda CX-9

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Model Year 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Model Touareg Touareg Touareg Touareg Touareg Touareg CX-9 CX-9 CX-9 CX-9
Trim V6 Sport TDI Sport V6 Lux TDI Lux V6 Executive TDI Executive Sport Touring Grand Touring Signature
Engines (show)  
3.6L V6
DOHC-4v
280 hp@6200
265 lb-ft@3200
             
turbocharged
3.0L V6 Diesel
DOHC-4v
240 hp@4000
406 lb-ft@2000
             
turbocharged
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
250 hp@5000
310 lb-ft@2000
           
Transmissions (show)  
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic        
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic            
Drivetrains (show)  
AWD
FWD              
Tires (show)  
255/55HR18 tires            
265/50HR19 tires            
275/40HR21 tires            
255/60HR18 tires            
255/50VR20 tires                
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 8 speakers            
Dynaudio, 620W, 10 speakers                
Unbranded, 6 speakers                
Bose, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)              
Accessories (show)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.        
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.                
Adaptive cruise control, all-speedAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Can bring vehicle to a complete stop then accelerate back up to set speed. Replaces regular adaptive cruise control, and includes its value.        
Cruise control                
Hands-free trunk or liftgateRelease latch by waving a foot beneath the bumper or a hand near a sensor.        
Heated steering wheel        
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power liftgateLiftgate can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.  
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.  
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.            
Sunshades, second rowGreatly reduce the amount of sunlight entering the rear side windows. Retract into rear doors.          
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual    
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power                
Universal garage door openerHomelink.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.            
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.        
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Around view camerasSmall external cameras provide a top-down view all around the vehicle, to reduce blind spots while parking.                
Automatic braking, high-speed or partialIf collision detection system senses imminent collision, applies moderate braking.                
Automatic braking, low-speedAutomatically brakes car to avoid low-speed collisions.  
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.  
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Electronic differential lockApplies the brakes to a slipping drive wheel to transfer torque to the other side, simulating the effect of a limited-slip differential. We haven't identified all applications, often implied by traction control.        
Following distance indicatorIndicates number of seconds behind preceding car.                
Forward collision warningAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.    
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.        
Hill descent controlSelectively applies the brakes to maintain a slow, steady descent on off-road downhill slopes.        
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.        
Lane departure prevention system, steering-basedSteering lightly applied to help prevent the vehicle from inadvertently traveling out of its intended lane.                
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.    
Obstacle detection, frontBeeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.        
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.              
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.    
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.
Secondary collision brake assistAutomatically applies brakes when the car is hit to prevent it from hitting a second object.        
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.        
Side curtain airbags, three rowsAirbags contained just above the window level. Cover all three rows.            
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Temporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Trailer sway controlAutomatically applies a front brake to counteract sway induced by a trailer.            
Wide-view front cameraWide angle camera allows the driver to see around the corner on the front of the car when pulling out of parking spaces or side streets.                
Cargo Management (show)  
Air-conditioned storage compartment        
Aluminum roof railsNo crossbars.            
Cargo cover
Cargo mat            
Cargo net            
Class II trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.            
Class III trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 5,000 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.        
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.            
Rear seat pass-throughUsually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.        
Roof railsNo crossbars.        
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.            
Storage compartment under front seat(s)        
Trailering equipment (4 wire)Includes four-wire harness, limited to relatively small trailers.            
Trailering equipment (7 wire)Includes seven-wire harness, necessary for larger trailers.        
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.            
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic air recirculationAutomatically recirculates interior air when pollution is detected in outside air.        
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.            
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD changer, in-dashIncludes CD player.                  
CD player          
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
DVD-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing DVDs on a front-row screen. Inoperative when the vehicle is moving. No value because of incomplete data.        
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.
Heated windshield washer nozzles        
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
iPod integrationIntegrates an iPod with the vehicle's controls and speakers. Usually included if there is a USB port, but can also rely on a proprietary port.        
Media driveBuilt-in drive with at least 10 GB of storage for MP3 and other audio files.        
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.        
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.  
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.    
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.        
Rear air vents with automatic controlsMaintains set temperature in rear passenger area by providing heated or cooled air through vents in the center console, B-pillars, and/or ceiling. Replaces and includes value of rear air vents with manual controls.            
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear HVAC unitA second evaporator provides cool air to rear vents. Does not include the value of these vents. Includes rear heater.            
Rear wiper
Residual heatProvides heat for an extended period of time after the engine has been cut off.        
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.  
SD Card slotSD, CF, PCMCIA, or other digital media reader.        
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.            
Surround sound          
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.        
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.            
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.                
Voice control for audio systemSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.                  
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.  
Exterior (show)  
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.            
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.
Deep-tinted rear windows
Laminated front side windowsReduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.            
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.            
Paint, special gray            
Paint, special white            
Panoramic sunroofFront glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.            
Rear bumper protector        
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Sunroof              
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.            
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming headlightsHigh beams automatically turned on and off.                
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.  
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.                  
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.        
Cornering lightsLights illuminate area just ahead and to the side of the vehicle when the turn signals are used or the steering wheel is turned.        
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Head-up display (HUD)Projects various instrument readouts onto the windshield. Image actually appears to be floating over the nose of the car. Enables driver to keep eyes on the road.                
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.    
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Interior ambient lightingLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.    
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only            
LED tail lightsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.        
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Rear reading lights        
Steering-linked headlightsHeadlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.    
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors
Upgraded instrumentsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                
Visor mirror, driver                  
Visor mirror, passenger                  
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.        
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench            
Second-row 3-section 3-person split bench        
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench            
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.            
Aluminum trimReal aluminum trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console. Deleted by wood trim even if they appear together.                  
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Cooled or ventilated front seats            
Door sill trim plates                
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Folding third row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.            
Heated front seats
Heated second row seats          
Interior trim, special colorOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                  
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.      
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seatsSeat adjusts back and forth to vary the split between the second row and the third row or cargo area.
Manual height adjuster, driver seat                    
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.                
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seatManually adjustable lower back support.                
Manual recliner, second row seats
Memory system, driver seat        
Metal pedals                
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.            
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.            
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat  
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, passenger seat        
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.            
Power recliner, driver seat
Power recliner, passenger seat  
Power release, second row seatsSeats tumble forward at the press of a button. Must be returned to upright position manually.            
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.        
Synthetic leather seating surfacesA.k.a vinyl, leatherette, MB-Tex, NuLuxe.                
Wood trimReal wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.          
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.

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Option Package Contents

Driver Assistance Package

Features
Obstacle detection, front
Obstacle detection, rear
Heated steering wheel
Lane departure warning system
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
Automatic braking, low-speed
Forward collision warning

Technology Package

Features
Navigation system
Rearview camera
DVD-compatible player
Proximity key
Voice control for nav and audio
Class III trailer hitch
Traffic information
Blind spot warning system
Media drive
Hands-free trunk or liftgate

Power driver seat

Features
Heated mirrors
Heated front seats
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat

Convenience Package

Features
Navigation system
Sunroof
Automatic headlights
Fog lights
Sunshades, second row
Satellite radio
Obstacle detection, rear
Surround sound
Voice control for nav and audio
Automatic braking, low-speed

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