2018 Mazda CX-9 Sport FWD

2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Acura MDX Base

2018 Acura MDX

2018 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2018 Acura MDX

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 starts at $32,130,* while the 2018 Acura MDX demands at least $44,200. Despite that price difference, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 offers:

  • 310 lb-ft of torque vs. 267 lb-ft
  • Up to 71.2 cubic feet vs 68.4. cubic feet
  • Up to 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway** vs. 19 and 27.
  • SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control
  • Adaptive Front Lighting System

Let’s take a closer look at how they compare.

2018 Mazda CX-9 Power

Power and Efficiency

2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Acura MDX
2.5L SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY In-line Four-Cylinder


3.5L V6
310 lb-ft


267 lb-ft
22 mpg**

City Efficiency

19 mpg
28 mpg**

Highway Efficiency

27 mpg

The Acura MDX brings six-cylinders to the Mazda CX-9’s four, but what it lacks is SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. Utilizing cutting-edge engineering, the Mazda CX-9 can offer more power while achieving stronger efficiency scores across both city and highway.


Truth be told, both the 2018 Mazda CX-9 and the 2018 Acura MDX deliver first-rate features as standard, including: tri-zone climate control, keyless entry system with push-button start, and Bluetooth phone and audio streaming.

Even so, the Mazda offers several features entirely absent from the Acura, including:

  • SKYACTIV®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control: This innovative system optimizes load control as you steer for a spirited drive and crisp, responsive handling.
  • Adaptive Front Lighting System: The headlights turn in tune with your steering, providing faultless forward visibility through curves and corners.
2018 Mazda CX-9 Technology


Families are attracted to the roomy 7-passenger capacity of the three-row SUV class, but they’ll find a lot more space inside the 2018 Mazda CX-9 compared to the 2018 Acura MDX:

2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Acura MDX
71.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space Behind 1st Row

68.4 cubic feet
39.3 inches

Front Head Room

38.1 inches
39.4 inches

Second Row Leg Room

38.5 inches
29.7 inches

Third Row Leg Room

28.1 inches

Those seem like small differences, but they add up. Whether caught in traffic between Plainfield and Joliet or carrying hefty items through Aurora, you’ll be glad you chose the larger vehicle.

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 Offers Far More than the 2018 Acura MDX

The Acura MDX sure has its advantages, but most drivers will find the Mazda CX-9 a more appealing package. Contact us today to arrange a test drive, visit us at 2363 Aurora Ave. in Naperville, IL, or feel free to apply for financing.

Why Buy at Continental Mazda of Naperville?

Some of the reasons to shop at our dealership include:

  • Continental Motors Group Named “Best Auto Dealer” 8 Years in a Row by Naperville Magazine’s “Best of” Awards***
  • 72-Hour Exchange Policy
  • 110% Price Guarantee
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