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2011 Ford Flex 2011 Toyota Highlander 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
FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (SE)
  • 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 L4 SE (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 SE (GS)
  • FWD 4dr L4 SE (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 SE (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SE (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 $29,355 $28,090 $29,135
Invoice $27,817 $25,647 $26,983
Avg. Paid $16,407 $20,725 $18,381

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.2 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.8 8.6 9.0
Performance 8.0 7.9 8.6
Interior 8.2 8.2 8.2
Operating Cost 7.8 8.0 7.9
Safety 9.7 9.3 8.7
Reliability 2.0 3.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great safety scores
  • Standout looks
  • Powerful available EcoBoost engine
  • Spacious third-row seat
  • Great fuel economy with base engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Strong safety and reliability 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
  • Third row is fairly cramped
  • Base engine is underpowered
  • Rivals offer more interior space
  • Uninspiring handling
  • Polarizing front-end styling
  • Ride may be too stiff for some

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas I4 2.7L/163 Gas V6 3.7L/227
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 20 City / 25 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 117.9 109.8 113.2
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 188.4 200.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 75.2 76.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.0 68.1 68.0

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4471 3946 4330

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 Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard 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 Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional 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.) 155.8 145.7 139.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.8 40.6 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 43.2 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 59.7 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 56.7 56.5
Second Head Room (in) 40.5 40.1 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 44.3 38.3 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 59.5 58.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 56.5 56.0
Third Leg Room (in) 33.3 29.9 32.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 83.2 95.4 100.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 43.2 42.3 48.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 20.0 10.3 17.2

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C 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
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat 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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.7L/163 3.7L/227
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 262 @ 6250 187 @ 5800 273 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 248 @ 4500 186 @ 4100 270 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 40.7 38.7 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 19.2 20.1

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard