2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

Are you looking for a new 3-row crossover to help get your family around Fostoria? If you have been out shopping, you have probably discovered that 3-row crossovers come in a variety of sizes – and you may find options like the Ford Explorer or Kia Telluride to be too big for your needs. Our very own 2019 Mazda CX-9 is at the smaller end of the spectrum and many families find it so be just perfect for their lifestyle. Here at Mazda Direct, we do see a lot of competition from the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander, which is similar in size to the 2019 Mazda CX-9. To help you see what makes the 2019 Mazda CX-9 the better buy, we have created a special comparison. 

2019 Mazda CX-9


2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

SKYACTIV-G 2.5L turbo DOHC 4-cylinder

Engine Options

2.4L MIVEC SOHC inline 4-cylinder


20 to 22 mpg-city / 26 to 28 mpg-highway

Estimated Fuel Economy 20 to 25 mpg-city / 27 to 30 mpg-highway
3,500 pounds Towing Capacity 1,500 to 3,500 pounds
14.4 / 38.2 / 71.2 cubic feet Cargo Space 10.3 / 34.2 / 63.3 cubic feet


Why Should I Buy the 2019 Mazda CX-9?

Looking at the chart, we will admit that the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander has the upper hand when it comes to fuel economy. However, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is much more spacious, and having that extra cargo space will be helpful when you go camping, help your kids move to college, or bring home that unexpected find from the local antique shop. And your passengers will be much more comfortable! 

And to put it politely, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is...rather stale and rudimentary when it comes to style and interior technology. With the 2019 Mazda CX-9, you get sleek and standout styling that will be easy for your kids to find in the busy school pickup zone. And even if you choose the base model (the 2019 Mazda CX-9 Sport) you get some really awesome standard tech features like a 7-inch full-color touchscreen, Bluetooth, auxiliary audio input jack, USB audio input, and the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system (which comes complete with Pandora and Stitcher internet radio integration, E911 automatic emergency notification, and more!). 

To learn more about the 2019 Mazda CX-9, please visit us here at Mazda Direct today!