Those in the market for a new vehicle know how stressful the research process can be. With so many different models on the market that appear similar on the outside, it can be time-consuming and frustrating trying to sift through the details, which is why comparisons can be so helpful. They allow you to see two seemingly-similar models side by side to examine their differences and figure out which one offers more of the features and capabilities you are looking for. This comparison looks at the base models of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Mazda CX-9.
While the CX-9 has more space for passengers, the Jeep Cherokee offers higher fuel economy estimates, more power and convenience features, all at a lower price point than the CX-9. The Cherokee comes standard with 6-way front passenger direction control, compared to only 4-way direction control in the CX-9, front fog lights, which are only offered as an upgrade on the CX-9 and fully automatic exterior light control, compared to automatic off light control in the CX-9. Let's take a closer look at some of the key differences between these two models!
2018 Jeep Cherokee
2018 Mazda CX-9
|25 MPG||Combined MPG||24 MPG|
|9-Speed Automatic w/OD and Auto-Manual||Transmission||6-Speed Automatic w/OD and Auto-Manual|
|5 Passengers||Seating Capacity||7 Passengers|
|Driver/Front Passenger||Knee Protection Airbags||Not Available|
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee has a sleek exterior design that shows off its athleticism and capabilities. While the CX-9 has a larger base engine with more power, coming equipped with a 2.5-liter engine that reaches 227 horsepower, the Cherokee has two engine options: a 2.4-liter engine with 184 horsepower, or a 3.2-liter engine that reaches 271 horsepower.
Other features that are available on the Cherokee include illuminated vanity mirrors and an amplifier, which are not offered on the 2018 Mazda CX-9. Drivers looking for a capable SUV that has plenty of off-road capability and comfort need to check out the 2018 Jeep Cherokee!
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is available now at Palmen Motors. You can browse our inventory and even set up a test drive online before you come in to the dealership!