Drivers interested in purchasing a new SUV have no shortage of options to choose from, which can often make it hard to narrow down a driver’s search. Wondering what the differences are between the 2021 Mazda CX-9 vs the 2021 Chevy Equinox? Below, we’ve highlighted the most significant differences between these two SUVs.
Drivers should note that the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is a three-row SUV that can accommodate up to seven passengers, while the 2021 Chevy Equinox is a two-row SUV that can only seat up to five passengers. The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is available in five trim levels (Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring and Signature) while the 2021 Chevy Equinox can only be found in four: L, LS, LT and Premier.
2021 Mazda CX-9
2021 Chevy Equinox
|7 Seats||Total Seating Capacity||5 Seats|
|5 Trims||Trim Level Selection||4 Trims|
|227 hp||Standard Horsepower||170 hp|
|71.2 cu.ft.||Maximum Cargo Capacity||63.9 cu.ft.|
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 comes standard with a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine while the 2021 Chevy Equinox utilizes a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine. The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is capable of outputting 227 horsepower, while the 2021 Chevy Equinox is only able to produce 170 horsepower.
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 also features more storage space than the 2021 Chevy Equinox. The maximum cargo capacity of the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is 71.2 cubic feet. Even with the rear row folded down, the 2021 Chevy Equinox is only able to achieve 63.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity.
Safety and security features available for the 2021 Mazda CX-9 include: Daytime running lights, an engine immobilizer, dusk sensing headlamps, dual front side-mounted airbags, LATCH child seat anchors, stability control, a tire pressure monitoring system and more.