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2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Ford Explorer in Sacramento, CA

2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Ford Explorer in Sacramento, CA

2018 Mazda CX-9 with optional features.

We’re going to be blunt here: the 2018 Ford Explorer doesn’t stand a chance against the 2018 Mazda CX-9. Our experienced staff has done the research for you, and the results are clear. We’ll share what we found below, but make sure you come take the Mazda for a test drive at Maita Automotive Group. While you’re here, learn more about our financing and leasing programs and get an exceptional rate on this SUV that we know you’ll love! Before you get on Route 99 to come find us, feel free to message us with our contact form.

Performance

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 has an extremely sophisticated powertrain, especially when you compare it to the 2018 Ford Explorer’s. The Mazda’s SKYACTIV®-G1 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC 16-valve engine utilizes VVT to get you 250 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. This will give you much more command of the terrain beneath in comparison to the Explorer’s 3.5L V6 engine’s 255 lb.-ft. of torque. The CX-9’s fuel economy is definitely a step ahead of the Explorer’s, even with this drastic of an improvement in torque. In the Mazda, you’ll be able to use FWD to achieve a fuel rating of 22/28 MPG city/hwy2 and AWD to get a rating of 20/26 MPG city/hwy2. Conversely, the 2018 Explorer only manages to reach 17/24 MPG city/hwy2 with FWD and 16/22 MPG city/hwy2 with AWD. This means that you’ll save quite a bit of money in the CX-9 compared to the Explorer. Also, the CX-9 boasts a 6-speed automatic transmission with both manual-shift and Sport Mode, while the Explorer doesn’t have any of those capabilities.

Safety

Take a closer look inside the 2018 Mazda CX-9 and you’ll find some essential safety features that the 2018 Ford Explorer is missing. For example, the CX-9 comes with Advanced blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert3, as well as a rearview camera4 to help you drive while in reverse. These SUVs were made for challenging adventures off-road, but you’ll have a much easier time in the CX-9 because of its Hill Launch Assist5.

Interior

It almost feels unfair to compare the interiors of these two SUVs! The 2018 Mazda CX-9 supports a robust three-zone automatic climate control system with a pollen filter, so you and your passengers don’t have to compromise on any single temperature setting. However, the 2018 Ford Explorer only comes with manual single-zone climate control, not something that you want when you’re embarking on a road trip with your family.

There’s quite a bit more to learn about the CX-9, are you ready? Come see it for yourself and understand why it’s clearly the winner between the 2018 Mazda CX-9 vs 2018 Ford Explorer in Sacramento, CA. Stop by when you get a chance at Maita Automotive Group!

 

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Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III ULEV125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
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Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
3
1
3
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
3
1
3
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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Interior of the 2018 Mazda CX-9

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Dealership Information

Sales Hours

(916) 969-6151
Monday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Additional Vehicle Information

Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Mazda CX-9 SUV FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
  • Features
  • Specs
  • Warranty

Features

Features

  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Comfort

Exterior

Roof

Moonroof / Sunroof tilt/slide, one-touch open/close, anti-trapping, power glass, sliding sunshade
Roof rails color chrome
Roof rails

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights LED
Headlights cornering, auto high beam dimmer, LED, auto delay off, auto on/off, self-leveling
Taillights LED

Exterior Features

Exhaust tip color metallic
Front bumper color body-color
Mirror color body-color
Door handle color body-color
Rear spoiler roofline
Rear spoiler color body-color
Grille color chrome
Rear bumper color body-color
Fender lip moldings black
Exhaust dual tip
Window trim chrome
Rocker panel color chrome accents

Tires and Rims

Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Spare tire mount location inside
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows

Rear wiper intermittent, with washer
Heated windshield wiper rests
Window defogger rear
Front wipers speed sensitive, variable intermittent, rain sensing
Power windows safety reverse
Rear privacy glass

Doors

Liftgate window fixed
Rear door type power liftgate

Interior

Safety

Technology

Mechanical

Comfort

Specs

Warranty

Awards

Award
10 Best Engines - Nominee (2018 Model)
- Wards Auto

Award
10Best Trucks and SUVs (2018 Model)
- Car And Driver

Award
Best Car Brand (2018 Model)
- US News

Award
Brand Image Awards: Best Performance Brand (2018 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Brand Image Awards: Best Styling Brand (2018 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Editors Choice Awards: SUVs and Crossovers (2018 Model)
- Car And Driver

Award
Ideal Vehicle Award: Large Crossover SUV (2018 Model)
- Auto Pacific

Award
Top Safety Pick - Midsize SUVs (2018 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Special Offers

$750 - Exclusive Mazda Loyalty Reward*On Approved Credit Calculate

Details:
Current Mazda owners may receive loyalty offer. Offer may require Mazda Capital Services financing/lease. Trade-in not required. Cannot be combined with conquest offers. Proof of Mazda ownership required.
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$500 - Driving School Association of America Graduate Program*On Approved Credit Calculate

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$500 - Military Appreciation Incentive Program*On Approved Credit Calculate

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MNAO Mobility Program*On Approved Credit

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* While we check with car manufacturers and other sources to confirm the accuracy and completeness of the data contained in this chart, we make no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the data in this report. Although we make every attempt to keep this chart up to date, all incentive information is subject to change without notice.

Available Incentives

Special APR - Tier 1-3 - National *On Approved Credit

INCLUDES:
STD % APR
24 months
STD % APR
36 months
STD % APR
48 months
STD % APR
60 months
STD % APR
63 months
STD % APR
72 months
See Less -Expires: 12-02-2019

* While we check with car manufacturers and other sources to confirm the accuracy and completeness of the data contained in this chart, we make no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the data in this report. Although we make every attempt to keep this chart up to date, all incentive information is subject to change without notice.

Testimonials

Talk to Ira

Sandra Harris
3-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They got me approved and with a car I wanted with little money down talk to IRA he will make it happen for u thanks again guys...

Nice Staff

Megan Foote
2-28-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Super nice staff and they get you through quickly.

You all rock!

Frank Orienti
2-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Brian Butcher that works here is the best! He seriously helped me out figuring out what was needed, and also went beyond that (i was having a problem with the work done at Pep Boys off folsom blvd) let me know some Important information about parts that were missing on my cat. From Pep Boys! And the people/person that worked on my car did an exceptional job! I feel SO much better after getting it done here! This is the spot to take your car if you want it done right! I found out the hard way, but let's just say i was paid in full for the huge mess Pep Boys did! Oh, and I personally will NEVER go to Pep Boys. But Thank you so much Toyota for Everything! You all rock!

Toyota Care Center

Sarah Stone
12-14-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Every time I take my car to the Toyota car care center I leave feeling good about my vehicle and my wallet whether I like the news or not they always help me navigate through my car repairs or regular service I feel like I get a good job at a fair price and the waiting area is wonderful

Staff is wonderful

Kitty
7-26-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The sraff was wonderful....not pushy or annoying like some dealerships. Knowledgeable sales people...I may be buying a car from them but I am not sure since I am still doing research. I have had two Toyota vehicles in the past one was totalled and the other 1998 is still running great for my son who bought it from me.

Fair, Honest, and Helpful

Sigurd Gunderson
5-14-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Steve Morris is the Assistant Service Manager and the only person I like to deal with in the service department. Fair, honest and helpful. The service department itself is outstanding also.

Customer Service is outstanding!

Sonia Trevino
2-12-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great place to get repairs and maintenance done. Customer service is outstanding. Ron and Ryan are two of the many technicians that I've personally talked to and they are extremely helpful.

Really Surprised

Edlen K
6-1-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was really surprised today. They have a shuttle to get you back home if you need it. Thank you for your great service.

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Current Inventory

There are currently no New 2018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV in inventory

Disclaimer

*All pricing and details are believed to be accurate, but we do not warrant or guarantee such accuracy. The prices shown above may vary from region to region, as will incentives, and are subject to change. Vehicle information is based off standard equipment and may vary from vehicle to vehicle. Call or email for complete vehicle information. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. Prices and payments do not include tax, titles, tags, finance charges, documentation charges, emissions testing charges, or other fees required by law, vehicle sellers or lending organizations.

Based on EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

While every effort has been made to ensure display of accurate data, the vehicle listings within this website may not reflect all accurate vehicle items. Accessories and color may vary. All inventory listed is subject to prior sale. The vehicle photo displayed may be an example only. Vehicle Photos may not match exact vehicles. Please confirm vehicle price with Dealership. See Dealership for details.

1 SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY is a registered trademark of Mazda Motor Corporation.

2 Based on 2018 EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.

3 Always check your mirrors. Be aware of the traffic around you. There are limitations to the range and detection of the system. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.

4 Rearview Camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the entire rear area of this vehicle. Always check your surroundings.

5 Hill Launch Assist is an auxiliary device which assists the driver in accelerating from a stop while on a slope. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. There are limitations to the system. Please see your Owner’s Manual for details.