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2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Mazda CX-9

Your family is growing, and your needs are changing. It is time to assess your current vehicle situation. You would like something new that is powerful, spacious, and that can also be used for weekend projects. It sounds like the 2020 Toyota Highlander or the 2020 Mazda CX-9 would be a good option for you. In this 2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Mazda CX-9 comparison, we will take a closer look at these two vehicles and try to help you determine which would be a better fit for your needs and lifestyle.

More information about the 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Mazda CX-9 can be found below. Otherwise, click the link to see our current Highlander inventory at Fox Toyota.

2020 Toyota Highlander


2020 Mazda CX-9




5,000 pounds

Maximum Trailer Weight

3,500 pounds

84.3 cubic feet

Maximum Luggage Volume

71.2 cubic feet


Blind Spot Monitor



Which SUV is best for me, the Highlander or the CX-9?

Both the 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Mazda CX-9 have powerful engines. The 2020 Toyota Highlander features a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 has a 2.5-liter I4 engine that produces 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. In this case, would you rather have a vehicle that has more horsepower or more torque?

If you would like your next vehicle to be able to tow a heavy load, then the 2020 Toyota Highlander might be the better option for you! It has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. On the other hand, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 can only pull 3,500 pounds.

When it comes to storage, very few vehicles can keep up with the 2020 Toyota Highlander It has a maximum luggage volume of 84.3 cubic feet while the 2020 Mazda CX-9 only has 71.2 cubic feet.

Finally, both SUVs are quite safe as they come standard with a Blind Spot Monitor System. This is a great tool to have access to in case a vehicle seemingly comes out of nowhere.

Drivers who are interested in a new vehicle that is powerful, spacious, and safe would be more than happy in a new 2020 Toyota Highlander. Interested in learning more? Please fill out the form below or contact us today! We are so excited about this vehicle and we would love to help get you in the driver’s seat of one today!

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