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2011 Ford Flex 2011 Dodge Durango 2011 Mazda CX-9
     
4dr SE FWD
  • 4dr SE FWD
  • 4dr SEL FWD
  • 4dr SEL AWD
  • 4dr SEL AWD w/Ecoboost
  • 4dr Limited FWD
  • 4dr Limited AWD
  • 4dr Titanium FWD
  • 4dr Titanium AWD
  • 4dr Limited AWD w/Ecoboost
  • 4dr Titanium AWD w/Ecoboost
2WD 4dr Express
  • 2WD 4dr Express
  • 2WD 4dr Heat
  • AWD 4dr Express
  • AWD 4dr Heat
  • 2WD 4dr Crew
  • AWD 4dr Crew
  • 2WD 4dr R/T
  • AWD 4dr R/T
  • 2WD 4dr Citadel
  • AWD 4dr Citadel
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 $29,355 $29,195 $29,135
Invoice $27,817 $27,737 $26,983
Avg. Paid $16,810 $19,957 $19,080

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.2 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.8 8.8 9.0
Performance 8.0 8.2 8.6
Interior 8.2 7.9 8.2
Operating Cost 7.8 7.8 7.9
Safety 9.7 10.0 8.7
Reliability 2.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great safety scores
  • Standout looks
  • Powerful available EcoBoost engine
  • Spacious third-row seat
  • Available V8 engine
  • Comfortable ride
  • Upscale interior
  • High safety scores
  • One of the sportiest SUVs in its class
  • Comfortable ride
  • Upscale interior with lots of tech
Cons
  • Below-average reliability for the class
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Less cargo space than some midsize SUVs
  • Polarizing front-end styling
  • Ride may be too stiff for some

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas V6 3.7L/227
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 16 City / 23 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 117.9 119.8 113.2
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 199.8 200.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 75.8 76.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 70.9 68.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4471 4756 4330

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 7 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 155.8 - TBD - 139.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.8 39.9 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 40.3 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 58.5 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 57.0 56.5
Second Head Room (in) 40.5 39.8 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 44.3 38.6 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 58.3 58.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 56.0 56.0
Third Leg Room (in) 33.3 31.5 32.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 83.2 84.5 100.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 43.2 47.7 48.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 20.0 17.2 17.2

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.6L/220 3.7L/227
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 262 @ 6250 290 @ 6400 273 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 248 @ 4500 260 @ 4800 270 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 40.7 37.1 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 23 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 24.6 20.1

Suspension

Air Suspension Optional
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Indpendent Multi link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard