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Shopping for a midsize SUV, but not sure which one to go with? The best way to decide is by comparing different models. We’ve done some of the work for you here by seeing how the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander match-up in two key areas.


When it comes to technology features, you can’t go wrong with any Mazda, and the new Mazda CX-9 is especially well-equipped. First of all, you will get the user-friendly Mazda Connect® infotainment system that comes with a 10.3-inch touchscreen. Other standard features in this SUV include: 

  • Android Auto™
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Push-button start
  • Bluetooth®
  • Two USB ports
  • Six-speaker system
  • Wi-Fi hot spot

The Toyota Highlander has some of the same features. However, it only comes standard with an eight-inch touchscreen. 


In addition to being chock-full of fun tech components, the Mazda CX-9 comes with numerous features to help keep you and your passengers safe. Along with a rearview camera, you will also get i-Activsense®, which is a suite of safety features that includes a number of driver-assist systems: 

  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Lane keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward automatic emergency braking

With the Toyota Highlander, you won’t find blind spot monitoring or rear cross-traffic alert in its list of standard safety features.  

Get Behind the Wheel of New MAZDA CX-9 

If you’re still not sure which SUV to go with, a test drive could be a deciding factor. Visit Heritage Mazda Bel Air to try out the 2021 Mazda CX-9!

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