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Subaru Outback vs. Mazda CX-9 Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Subaru Outback vs. Mazda CX-9 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $39,057

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $5,768

Lowest Total Invoice: $36,079

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $6,149

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackCX-9CX-9
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringGrand TouringSignature
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $34,995 $38,195 $40,470 $44,315
Base Invoice $32,696 $35,635 $38,294 $41,930
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,595      
Class II trailer hitch 550 550 450 450
Wheel-lip moldings 450 450    
Cargo net 70 70 90 90
All-weather floor mats 72 72 200 200
Remote start 450 450 550 550
Cargo cover     325 325
AWD     1,800  
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,331      
Class II trailer hitch 412 412 360 360
Wheel-lip moldings 337 337    
Cargo net 45 45 72 72
All-weather floor mats 46 46 160 160
Remote start 337 337 440 440
Cargo cover     260 260
AWD     1,702  
Options (change) 3,187 1,592 3,415 1,615
Options (change) 2,508 1,177 2,994 1,292
Destination 875 875 940 940
Total Price $39,057 $40,662 $44,825 $46,870
Total Invoice $36,079 $37,687 $42,228 $44,162

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured Mazda CX-9 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.5L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Outback and Mazda CX-9 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $34,995. The features would cost an additional $3,187. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,057.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $1,592. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $40,662.

The base sticker price of the Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring trim is $40,470. The features would cost an additional $3,415. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $44,825.

The base sticker price of the Mazda CX-9 Signature trim is $44,315. The features would cost an additional $1,615. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $46,870.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Outback trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Mazda CX-9 trims is 3. Based on this adjustment, the Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured Mazda CX-9 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.5L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Outback and Mazda CX-9 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $32,696. The features would cost an additional $2,508. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,079.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $1,177. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,687.

The invoice of the Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring trim is $38,294. The features would cost an additional $2,994. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $42,228.

The invoice of the Mazda CX-9 Signature trim is $41,930. The features would cost an additional $1,292. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $44,162.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Outback trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Mazda CX-9 trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Mazda CX-9

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $4,643
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $5,089
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackCX-9CX-9
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringGrand TouringSignature
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine256hp H6256hp H6250hp I4250hp I4
TransmissionCVT-6CVT-6T6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG20/27 MPG20/26 MPG20/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)576, 12576, 12?, 12?, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18225/60-18255/50-20255/50-20
Total Price$39,057$40,662$44,825$46,870
Adjustments for Features0-350-1,125-1,325
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$39,057$40,312$43,700$45,545
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,255$0$1,845
Total Invoice$36,079$37,687$42,228$44,162
Adjustments for Features0-324-1,060-1,248
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$36,079$37,363$41,168$42,914
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,284$0$1,746

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Mazda CX-9

Model Year2017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackCX-9CX-9
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringGrand TouringSignature
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control  $750$750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000  
Heated steering wheel $100  
Lead vehicle start alert$25$25  
PIN Code Access$10$10  
Sunshades, second row  $125$125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist  $25$25
Backup collision intervention$150$150  
Following distance indicator  $25$25
Hill descent control$250$250  
Lane sway warning system$25$25  
Pedestrian detection$50$50  
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100  
Seat cushion airbag, driver$75$75  
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75$75  
Side curtain airbags$350$350  
Side curtain airbags, three rows  $500$500
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100  
Trailer sway control  $25$25
Vehicle health reports$0$0  
Cargo Management 
Aluminum roof rails  $250$250
Cargo tray$40$40  
Roof rails $250  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
CD player$125$125  
MP3-compatible player$50$50  
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0  
Rain-sensing wipers  $175$175
Rear air vents$100$100  
Rear air vents with automatic controls  $250$250
Rear HVAC unit  $400$400
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0  
Surround sound  $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300  
Traffic + travel information$25$25  
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75  
Wiper de-icer$25$25  
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0  
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)  $50$50
Laminated front side windows  $200$200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0$0  
Head-up display (HUD)  $350$350
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only  $750$750
Steering-linked fog lights$75$75  
Steering-linked headlights  $150$150
Xenon HID headlights$500$500  
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim  $100 
Door sill trim plates$100$100  
Folding third row seats  $600$600
Interior trim, special color   $0
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats  $75$75
Wood trim   $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels  $350$350
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200  
Machined alloy wheels$350$350  
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0$0  
Total Value of Features$7,075$7,425$8,200$8,400
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$350$1,125$1,325
Value of Feature Adjustments0-324-1,060-1,248

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Mazda CX-9

Model Year20172017
ModelOutbackCX-9
Body4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Wheelbase108.1 in115.3 in
Length189.6 in199.4 in
Width72.4 in77.5 in
Height66.1 in69.0 in
Curb Weight3,810 lb.4,301 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.19.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.8 in39.3 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.3 in57.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in56.7 in
Row 1 Legroom42.9 in41.0 in
Row 2 Headroom38.9 in38.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.3 in58.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.0 in57.4 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in39.4 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in35.4 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room0.0 in53.1 in
Row 3 Hip Room0.0 in40.1 in
Row 3 Legroom0.0 in29.7 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
35.5 ft314.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
35.538.2 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
73.3 ft371.2 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Backup collision intervention150No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested292587%
Total Not Requested45013%

Option Package Details
Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Mazda CX-9 Signature

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%

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