2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 Model Comparison Information in Redwood City, CA

Is your family ready to upgrade to a three-row SUV? You would do well to consider the all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent! With comfortable seating for up to eight occupants, standard all-wheel drive, tri-zone climate control and Subaru EyeSight® driver assistance, no vehicle in this segment offers you better value. But we know you're considering other models, too. Below, we'll compare the Subaru Ascent to another popular three-row crossover: The 2018 Mazda CX-9. When you compare them side-by-side in key areas that matter to you like interior size, safety and technology, you're sure to agree that the Subaru Ascent is right for you. Stop by our showroom today to experience the latest, greatest SUV from Subaru in person!

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2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Mazda CX-9: Interior Size

Looking for the most passenger space, so you and the whole crew can stretch out and get comfortable on the drive? You'll want to choose the 2019 Subaru Ascent. Compared to the 135.1 cubic feet of passenger volume afforded by the 2018 Mazda CX-9, the Subaru Ascent provides a whopping 153.4 cubic feet of passenger space.

Even cargo volume is greater in the Subaru Ascent. While the Mazda CX-9 gives you just 14.4 cubic feet of volume behind the third row, the Subaru Ascent gives you 17.8 cubic feet. The difference in cargo capacity only grows when you lower the rear rows - making the 2019 Subaru Ascent simply more versatile.

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2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Mazda CX-9: Technology & Connectivity

Both these vehicles provide a host of USB ports for charging the family's phones and a handsome touchscreen infotainment display. However, there's a key feature missing from the 2018 Mazda CX-9: Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay® compatibility. These are standard technologies on the 2019 Subaru Ascent, making it fast and easy to connect your phone for streaming audio, hands-free texting and navigation.

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2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Mazda CX-9: Performance & Power

Unlike many competing SUVs - which opt for bigger, thirstier V6 engines - both these vehicles are equipped with turbocharged four-cylinder engines. That makes them very efficient! In fact, when equipped with all-wheel drive, the Mazda CX-9 can achieve up to 20 city MPG; the Subaru Ascent can manage 21 city MPG.

That said, you'll get superior horsepower from the 2019 Subaru Ascent: 260 horsepower compared to 227 horsepower achieved by the 2018 Mazda CX-9. One caveat: You can get 250 horsepower from the Mazda CX-9 with the use of premium fuel; regular 87 octane is all it'll take for the Subaru Ascent to achieve all 260 horsepower.

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2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Mazda CX-9: Safety Features

Both vehicles in this comparison are available with rear cross-traffic alert, handy for backing out of tight parking spaces. An audible alert lets you know when unseen traffic is passing behind you - but only the 2019 Subaru Ascent can be equipped with reverse automatic braking. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 will alert you to danger when reversing, but can't brake automatically to help you avoid a fender-bender.

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2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Mazda CX-9: All-Wheel Drive Advantage

The legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system comes standard on the 2019 Subaru Ascent. It's the very system that defined Subaru as the go-to brand for tough, off-road-ready SUVs and wagons. It's also standard with X-MODE® low-friction surface technology and Hill Descent Control, making it a bona fide off-road rambler. You can add a lesser AWD system to the 2018 Mazda CX-9, but it'll cost you extra as an added option.

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Did you know that 97% of Subaru models purchased in the last 10 years are still on the road, delighting their current owners to this day? It just goes to show how tough a new car or SUV from Subaru truly is - nothing else comes close. When you're looking to invest in a new car, choose the one that'll be with you for years and miles to come.

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