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2009 Suzuki XL7 2009 Toyota Highlander 2009 Mazda CX-9
     
FWD 4dr Premium
  • FWD 4dr Premium
  • FWD 4dr Luxury
  • AWD 4dr Premium
  • FWD 4dr Limited w/Navigation
  • FWD 4dr Limited w/Navigation & DVD
  • AWD 4dr Luxury
  • AWD 4dr Limited w/Navigation
  • AWD 4dr Limited w/Navigation & DVD
FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Touring
  • AWD 4dr Touring
  • FWD 4dr Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $25,595 $27,600 $29,820
Invoice $24,572 $24,840 $27,600
Avg. Paid $9,953 $15,930 $13,951

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.0 8.7 8.0
Critics' Rating 7.0 8.8 9.0
Performance 7.0 7.8 8.5
Interior 7.3 8.1 8.2
Operating Cost 7.6 7.6 7.4
Safety 8.9 9.2 9.2
Reliability 2.5 5.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious cabin
  • Adult-friendly third row
  • Large cargo area
  • Fuel-efficient base engine
  • Smooth ride
  • Top reliability score
  • Good safety ratings
  • Refined interior
  • Sporty performance
Cons
  • Low-quality interior
  • Low reliability and safety scores
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Cramped third row
  • Below-average fuel economy
  • Low reliability rating
  • Mediocre safety ratings

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.7L/227.4
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 18 City / 24 Hwy 16 City / 22 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4-Door 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.4 109.8 113.2
Length, Overall (in) 197.2 188.4 199.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 75.2 76.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 68.1 68.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4030 3979 4334

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Optional Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 7 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 146.1 145.7 139.2
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 39.7 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 43.2 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 59.7 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 56.7 56.5
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 40.1 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 38.3 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 59.5 58.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 56.5 56.0
Third Leg Room (in) 30.9 29.9 32.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 95.2 95.4 100.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 49.4 42.3 48.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 14.0 10.3 17.2

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Optional
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.5L/- TBD - 3.7L/227.4
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 252 @ 6400 270 @ 6200 273 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 243 @ 2300 248 @ 4700 270 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 41.8 38.7 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24 22
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 19.2 20.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multilink Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Nivomat
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Self-leveling

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.