2020 MAZDA CX-9 vs 2020 Ford Explorer
2020 MAZDA CX-9 2020 Ford Explorer
  320 lb-ft 310 lb-ft
MPG (City/Highway) *
  22/28 21/28
Adaptive Cruise Control
  Standard Optional

2020 MAZDA CX-9 vs 2020 Ford Explorer

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

Which midsize crossover SUV will deliver the complete driving experience that you want? The Mazda CX-9 has a 14-year history of impressing its many drivers in the Farmington Hills area and beyond. For 2020, the Mazda CX-9 is a second-generation version that is infused with an appeal from every angle. The 2020 Ford Explorer is another popular model that sits in the midsize crossover SUV class, and its history spans across a couple of decades. Are you ready to get more familiar with these two exciting models?


The unique qualities of these models are initially noticeable on the exterior. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 has masterfully smooth surfaces on the hood and sides, and crisp personality lines highlight these surfaces. This model exudes confidence through bold sculpting near the rear and front lights, black lower-body cladding, and a crest-shaped grille with chrome accent bars. In comparison, the exterior of the 2020 Ford Explorer has flat angles on the roof and hood, and these angles magnify the size of the front end. The Explorer's front end has an extended look with long headlights, stretched foglamps, and a large grille. Both of these models may come with a power liftgate, remote entry, a power sunroof, and other modern essentials.


Throughout the interior of the 2020 Mazda CX-9, you will find exceptional craftsmanship mixed with beautiful materials and desired features. Many Mazda CX-9 trims are beautified by woodgrain and leather with contrast stitching. The molded center console has two levels to separate the cupholders from the gear shifting knob, rotary knob, charging station, and a few other items. The center stack also has individuality with a dramatic arc in its center. The Mazda CX-9's many other interior features include smart device integration, auto climate management, a high-quality sound system, a navigation system, and more. The Explorer has a more traditional look across its console and center stack, but it does have a ledge across the dashboard that holds the push-button starter and a few other features. Throughout the Explorer's interior, you may find features like a large display screen, a climate management system, power windows, a heated steering wheel, and a few other items.


The 2020 Mazda CX-9 will not disappoint you with its performance abilities. Its trims are all outfitted with the same Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter turbo engine and six-speed auto transmission. You can take advantage of multiple driving modes and appreciate up to 227 horsepower behind the wheel. The 2020 Explorer is available with your choice of powertrains, depending on your preferred trim level. One of these is an EcoBoost 2.3-liter powertrain connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Another powertrain possibility is a hybrid engine.

Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills is proud to show off the Mazda CX-9's full abilities and style, and we invite you to continue your model research with a Mazda CX-9 test drive. Schedule your experience with our sales associates by contacting Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills today.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.