2020 MAZDA CX-9 vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2020 MAZDA CX-9 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  310 lb-ft 260 lb-ft
MPG (City/Highway) *
  22/28 19/26
Seating Capacity
  7 Passengers 5 Passengers
Heated Seats
  Standard Optional
Adaptive Cruise Control
  Standard Available on other styles

2020 MAZDA CX-9 vs 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 and Jeep Grand Cherokee are both midsize SUVs. However, the Mazda is the top pick between the two vehicles for multiple reasons. The Mazda offers exceptional handling and performance to take you from city to the trails effortlessly. It has a spacious, high-end cabin, while the Grand Cherokee has an interior that has less space overall and fewer high-quality materials. The Mazda is loaded with safety features and technology amenities, while you have to add on many of those same features to the Grand Cherokee. The Mazda has a versatile seating layout with captain's chairs, while the Grand Cherokee has one seating option available for all trims. The Mazda CX-9 provides a quiet ride on the highway.

Safety & Technology

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 has a variety of safety and technology features. The Mazda CX-9 gets five stars in government crash tests to combine passive and advanced driver safety aids. The Mazda's base trim comes with radar cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and pedestrian detection. The Grand Cherokee, in contrast, does not add advanced safety features until you reach the top trim levels. While the Mazda has a standard seven-inch infotainment display screen and a larger nine-inch display starting with the second trim, the Grand Cherokee only has an 8.4-inch display screen as the most extensive infotainment system available.

Interior Design

Overall, the Mazda CX-9 has a higher-end interior design with additional room for passengers and belongings. The Grand Cherokee seats a maximum of five people, while the Mazda has three rows and a seating capacity for six to eight people. Two bench-style seats are standard in the back rows, but you can swap out the second row for captain's chairs on select trim levels. The Mazda also has amenities such as split-folding seats. While the Grand Cherokee offers a basic interior, the Mazda provides luxury even at the base level with a leather-wrapped steering wheel. More amenities are added from there.


The Mazda CX-9 has a contemporary and polished appearance. The base trim has 18-inch alloy wheels, while you will get a power liftgate on the second trim and up. The Grand Touring, which follows, has adaptive front lighting and larger 20-inch wheels. LED fog lights are added as well. The top Signature trim has dark silver wheels and a grille with LED accents. The Jeep only starts with 17-inch wheels that have an aluminum finish. You have to add on premium wheels as an upgrade, and LED lights are not standard.

Please feel free to stop by Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills to test drive the Mazda CX-9. Our Mazda team will be happy to assist with any questions or concerns.