2020 Mazda CX-9
Features & Specs
2020 Chevrolet Traverse
Adaptive cruise control
Available on other styles
310 lb-ft
Engine torque
260 lb-ft
22/28/24 mpg
Fuel economy
18/27/21 mpg
39.4 in.
Rear leg room
38.4 in.

2020 Mazda CX-9 vs Chevrolet Traverse

At Pearson Mazda, we want to be a part of the reason why your car-shopping experience is stress-free and fun! We are doing so by helping you to narrow down the options that are out there today, especially with the three-row SUV segment. We have already paired it down to the 2020 Mazda CX-9 and the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse. Mazda has added in more standard features for the 2020 model, including the Activsense suite. You'll also get available second-row captain's chairs, and even a 9-inch touchscreen on the Touring trim and higher. The Traverse tries to keep up with a skimpy amount of standard safety features, new infotainment systems, and comfortable seating. Keep reading down below to find out which SUV you should be buying!

2020 Mazda CX-9 Power & Handling

In order to get you the power and capability you're looking for, you will find one standard engine with the 2020 CX-9. This standard engine is a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, which is able to produce 227 horsepower and around 310 pound-feet of torque. If you get 93-octane fuel for this engine, you can up those numbers to 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available, with a six-speed automatic transmission coming as standard. There is a lot to love here with the CX-9, especially with the max towing of around 3,500 pounds.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Power & Handling

On the other side of things, the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse comes with one standard engine, too. This standard engine is a 3.6-liter V6, which can pump out around 266 pound-feet of torque and up to 310 horsepower. The standard transmission is a nine-speed automatic. You'll also find front-wheel drive as standard, although all-wheel drive is available. We're still more impressed with the power being created with the CX-9.

2020 Mazda CX-9 Features & Design

Even after checking out all of the power you can find with this SUV, that isn't the entire picture being painted here. Mazda is a brand all about styling and comfort, and the CX-9 is no different. The standard features with this SUV include tri-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, i-Activesense driver-assist suite, a power-driver's seat, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Some of the available features include a power moonroof, Nappa leather seating, LED grille accent lighting, ventilated front seats, adaptive headlights, a power rear liftgate, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a heated steering wheel.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Features & Design

Moving on from power, we're now looking at the standard and optional features with the Traverse. You'll be getting tri-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlights, cruise control, heated side mirrors, a Rear Seat Reminder system, a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and premium-cloth upholstery. Some of the optional features include a Bose premium sound system, navigation, a rear-camera mirror, forward-collision warning, leather upholstery, and heated front seats.


While the competition here is fierce, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is able to edge out the Traverse. This SUV gives you a powerful standard engine, the standard safety features you're looking for, and a unique and sporty style that is impossible to match. Stop by our dealership today and check out all of the models that we have in our inventory.

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