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Toyota Highlander 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.

Toyota Highlander vs. Mazda CX-9 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $44,925

Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring   
Difference: $896

Lowest Total Invoice: $41,517

Toyota Highlander Limited   
Difference: $791

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Model Year2017201720172017
ModelHighlanderHighlanderCX-9CX-9
TrimLimitedLimited PlatinumGrand TouringSignature
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $41,680 $44,800 $40,470 $44,315
Base Invoice $38,054 $40,903 $38,294 $41,930
Floor mats 225 225    
Class II trailer hitch 699 699 450 450
Cargo net 49 49 90 90
All-weather floor mats 249 249 200 200
Remote start 499 499 550 550
AWD 1,460 1,460 1,800  
Cargo mat     100 100
Cargo cover     325 325
Floor mats 140 140    
Class II trailer hitch 530 530 360 360
Cargo net 35 35 72 72
All-weather floor mats 145 145 160 160
Remote start 320 320 440 440
AWD 1,333 1,333 1,702  
Cargo mat     80 80
Cargo cover     260 260
Options (change) 3,181 3,181 3,515 1,715
Options (change) 2,503 2,503 3,074 1,372
Destination 960 960 940 940
Total Price $45,821 $48,941 $44,925 $46,970
Total Invoice $41,517 $44,366 $42,308 $44,242

The configured Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV has a 295-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic 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 Toyota Highlander and Mazda CX-9 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Toyota Highlander Limited trim is $41,680. The features would cost an additional $3,181. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $45,821.

The base sticker price of the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum trim is $44,800. The features would cost an additional $3,181. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $48,941.

The base sticker price of the Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring trim is $40,470. The features would cost an additional $3,515. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $44,925.

The base sticker price of the Mazda CX-9 Signature trim is $44,315. The features would cost an additional $1,715. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $46,970.

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 Toyota Highlander trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Mazda CX-9 trims is 4. 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 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV has a 295-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic 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 Toyota Highlander and Mazda CX-9 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Toyota Highlander Limited trim is $38,054. The features would cost an additional $2,503. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $41,517.

The invoice of the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum trim is $40,903. The features would cost an additional $2,503. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $44,366.

The invoice of the Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring trim is $38,294. The features would cost an additional $3,074. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $42,308.

The invoice of the Mazda CX-9 Signature trim is $41,930. The features would cost an additional $1,372. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $44,242.

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 Toyota Highlander trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Mazda CX-9 trims is 2. 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: Toyota Highlander vs. Mazda CX-9

Lowest Adjusted Price: Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Toyota Highlander Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $431
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,212
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelHighlanderHighlanderCX-9CX-9
TrimLimitedLimited PlatinumGrand TouringSignature
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine295hp V6295hp V6250hp I4250hp I4
TransmissionT8T8T6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/26 MPG19/26 MPG20/26 MPG20/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)825, 12825, 12?, 12?, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/55-19245/55-19255/50-20255/50-20
Total Price$45,821$48,941$44,925$46,970
Adjustments for Features-465-1,9900-200
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$45,356$46,951$44,925$46,770
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,595$0$1,845
Total Invoice$41,517$44,366$42,308$44,242
Adjustments for Features-421-1,8040-188
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$41,096$42,562$42,308$44,054
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,466$0$1,746

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Features Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Mazda CX-9

Model Year2017201720172017
ModelHighlanderHighlanderCX-9CX-9
TrimLimitedLimited PlatinumGrand TouringSignature
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100$100  
Heated steering wheel $100  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist  $25$25
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0  
Around view cameras $500  
Following distance indicator  $25$25
Hill descent control$250$250  
Knee airbag, driver$100$100  
Obstacle detection, front $200  
Pedestrian detection$50$50  
Perimeter scan $25  
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100  
Rearview camera$200 $200$200
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75$75  
Trailer sway control  $25$25
Cargo Management 
Aluminum roof rails  $250$250
Cargo tray$40$40  
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150$150  
Roof rails$250$250  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
CD player$125$125  
DVD-compatible player$0$0  
Intercom$25$25  
MP3-compatible player$50$50  
Rain-sensing wipers $175$175$175
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0  
Surround sound  $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300  
Traffic + travel information$25$25  
Variable intermittent wipers$75   
Wiper de-icer$25$25  
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding$350$350  
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)  $250$250
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)  $50$50
Laminated front side windows  $200$200
Panoramic sunroof $1200  
Sunroof$900 $900$900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Conversation mirror$25$25  
Head-up display (HUD)  $350$350
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only  $750$750
Steering-linked headlights  $150$150
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150$150  
Lockable center differential$150$150  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim  $100 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300$300  
Door sill trim plates$100$100  
Foldaway tray table, second row$75$75  
Heated second row seats $200$200$200
Interior trim, special color   $0
Manual recliner, third row seats$125$125  
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$100$100  
Wood trim   $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels  $350$350
Chrome-clad alloy wheels$600$600  
Total Value of Features$7,515$9,040$7,050$7,250
Value of Feature Adjustments$465$1,990$0$200
Value of Feature Adjustments-421-1,8040-188

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Specifications Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Mazda CX-9

Model Year20172017
ModelHighlanderCX-9
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase109.8 in115.3 in
Length192.5 in199.4 in
Width75.8 in77.5 in
Height68.1 in69.0 in
Curb Weight4,535 lb.4,301 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.2 gal.19.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.7 in39.3 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room59.3 in57.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.2 in56.7 in
Row 1 Legroom44.2 in41.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.9 in38.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room59.6 in58.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room57.1 in57.4 in
Row 2 Legroom38.4 in39.4 in
Row 3 Headroom35.9 in35.4 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room55.0 in53.1 in
Row 3 Hip Room45.6 in40.1 in
Row 3 Legroom27.7 in29.7 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
13.8 ft314.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
42.3 ft338.2 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
83.7 ft371.2 ft3

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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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