These days, it’s not enough to drive an SUV that can just take you to and from work or the grocery store – SUVs today have to be versatile, equally at home on dirt, pavement or gravel. That’s why so many of today’s models can’t hold up to scrutiny, especially in the minds of more intrepid, adrenaline-seeking drivers; still, there are two that demand your attention, and demand it quite convincingly – the 2019 Mazda CX-9 and Subaru Ascent. As two of the leading SUVs from the Japanese automotive landscape, all the hallmarks of the nation are present on these vehicles – versatility, high function, and efficient power, just to name a few. But which one is best?
To help you answer that question, our Gordie Boucher Mazda team has put some research together on the 2019 CX-9 and Ascent models to test their mettle against one another. Come and check out which of these two leaders best fits with your drive specs!
2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder / up to 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque
Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output
2.4-liter four-cylinder / 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque
Up to 3,500 pounds
71.2 cubic feet with seat area / Seven passengers
Interior Cargo Volume and Maximum Seating Capacity
86 cubic feet with seat area / Eight passengers
Test drive the new 2019 Mazda CX-9 at Gordie Boucher Mazda in Janesville WI
Though there’s no denying the 2019 Subaru Ascent’s staying power to many American consumers (with greater interior dimensions than that of the CX-9), its Mazda counterpart is much better equipped to bring you a strong yet comfy ride. It offers a class-leading All-Wheel Drive system, stitched leather interior, and connective infotainment system that can help you bring every one of your favorite songs through in stunning clarity.
Not only that, the CX-9 (which, by the way, tops the Ascent in fuel economy as well) can bring safety and security to the forefront of every drive in ways that the Ascent can’t, thanks to the following driver assistance technologies:
Lane Keep Assist
Traffic Sign Recognition
Blind Spot Monitoring
Seen enough and want to get inside the 2019 CX-9 for yourself? If so, you’re more than welcome to contact Gordie Boucher Mazda today to schedule a no-obligation test drive. We’d love to see you come by!