Dodge Durango vs Mazda CX-9


The Dodge Durango Versus the Mazda CX-9


If you are considering purchasing an SUV then you may have already contemplated the Dodge Durango. You know that it is big enough for your family and that it has plenty of innovative infotainment and safety technology, but so does the Mazda CX-9. How do the two compare?


Which one's more powerful?


There aren't many SUVs that can compare to the power and towing capacity of the Dodge Durango. With its standard base 3.6-liter V6 engine the Durango can tow up to 6,200-pounds, or about the weight of a good sized camper. The Mazda CX-9 doesn't even come close. Its 2.5-liter Inline 4 engine is only capable of towing 3,500-pounds, which just enough for a small trailer.

Which one has more space?


The Dodge Durango and the Mazda CX-9 are pretty equal when it comes to passenger volume. They both have enough seats for seven passengers and are able to fold down their seats to create many different passenger/cargo options. Where the interior space really differs is in the cargo area. The Durango has a maximum cargo volume of 85.1-cubic feet while the CX-9 has about 10-cubic feet less with a volume of 71.2-cubic feet.


Which one has more exterior color choices?


Even though the exterior color doesn't really matter when it comes to the capability of your SUV, it is still important. Nobody wants to buy a vehicle that they think is hideous to look at and, if you can find one that has multiple color choices, you can even decide on one that fits your personality. The Dodge Durango has nine exterior colors, ranging from Blu By You Pearl, Octane Red Pearl, Billet Metallic, to Stout Brown Metallic, available on all trim levels. The Mazda CX-9 only has six for the base trim and four for the top trim.


Ready to test the Dodge Durango out for yourself?


If so, please come visit our Layton Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership to take any of our Durango models out for a test drive. Our team would love to answer your questions, discuss your financing options, and have the opportunity to hand you the keys to your new Dodge Durango today.