2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

a 2020 Mazda CX-9 next to a 2020 Subaru Ascent

When it comes to finding a midsize SUV, consumers have two great choices to think about. Both the 2020 Mazda CX-9 and the Subaru Ascent provide the style and performance you are hoping for. Let's do a complete 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent comparison to determine which model is right for you.

Release Date | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 released around November 2019. At Bob Penkhus Mazda, we have the new 2020 CX-9 ready and waiting for you to test drive. On the other hand, the 2020 Subaru Ascent released back in Summer 2019 and is in stock at dealerships across Colorado Springs as well.

Highlights | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

When it comes to choosing a premium-filled SUV that gets great gas mileage and features a superior drive, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is unlike any other. The 2020 Subaru Ascent has a lot going for it as well, with the ample cargo space and abundance of safety technology.

Trims & Configurations | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

2020 Mazda CX-9

  • Sport | MSRP $33,790 | MPG 22/28
  • Touring | MSRP $35,610 | MPG 22/28
  • Grand Touring | MSRP $41,450 | MPG 22/28
  • Grand Touring Reserve | $35,035 | 25/31
  • Signature | MSRP $46,115 | MPG 22/28
  • 2020 Subaru Ascent

  • Base | MSRP $31,995 | MPG 21/27
  • Premium | MSRP $34,395 | MPG 21/27
  • Limited | MSRP $39,345 | MPG 21/27
  • Touring | MSRP $45,045 | MPG 21/27
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    interior features and technology of the new 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent 

    Towing Capacity | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

    Either model is perfect for towing. You can tow up to 3,500 pounds with the 2020 Mazda CX-9 and up to 5,000 pounds with a 2020 Subaru Ascent.

    Curb Weight | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

    The 2020 Mazda CX-9 curb weight sits between 4,225 to 4,388 pounds, and the 2020 Subaru Ascent curb weight is between 4,430 to 4,603 pounds.

    Reliability | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

    The 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent received a higher than average reliability rating from J.D.Power, so we are anticipating the same results from the new model.

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    Safety Rating | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

    The 2020 Mazda CX-9 was awarded as an IIHS Top Safety Pick, plus the 2020 Subaru Ascent received the same IIHS ranking.

    Seating | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

    Inside a 2020 Mazda CX-9, there is room for 6 or 7 people. On the other hand, the 2020 Subaru Ascent has enough space for 7 to 8 people.

    Upgraded Features | The 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

    With a 2020 Mazda CX-9, you receive several upgrades over the previous year. The new CX-9 models now come standard with i-Activesense. This safety package includes automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-departure warning. Additional standard options include rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated front seats, automatic headlamps, and heated mirrors. For the new model year, the 2020 Subaru Ascent only added the standard rear-seat reminder to last year's list of technology.

    a 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent interior seating 

    Interior | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

    Inside the 2020 Mazda CX-9, you get a seven-inch screen on the Sport trim, plus an eight-inch model on all of the higher trims. Other standard technology includes an HD Radio, Bluetooth, and streaming apps. With a 2020 Subaru Ascent, you can expect standard smartphone integration and multiple USB ports.

    Exterior | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

    The new Mazda CX-9 measures 199″ L x 78″ W x 68″ H, and a 2020 Subaru Ascent measures  197″ L x 76″ W x 72″ H. These numbers show that the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is wider and longer than the Ascent, but has a lower stance.

    Color Options | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

    Interior:

    You have four interior color choices with a 2020 Mazda CX-9. Your options include Black, Parchment, Dark Chestnut, and Sand. With a 2020 Subaru Ascent, there are three colors: Slate Black, Java Brown, and Warm Ivory.

    Exterior:

    Choose your 2020 Mazda CX-9 from one of six exterior colors: Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Jet Black Mica, Machine Gray Metallic and Sonic Silver Metallic. There are eight color options with the 2020 Subaru Ascent: Crimson Red Pearl, Abyss Blue Pearl, Cinnamon Brown Pearl, Tungsten Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, and Magnetite Gray Metallic.

    Reviews | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

    Edmunds is fond of the 2020 Mazda CX-9. Some of the top features it points out include the "premium interior and sporty handling." Edmunds is also happy with the 2020 Subaru Ascent, citing that this model has a "substantial list of standard and optional driving aids."

    Buy A 2020 Mazda CX-9 or A Used Subaru Ascent

    It's time to check out the new 2020 Mazda CX-9 at Bob Penkhus. We have the specs and features on the CX-9 for sale. If you prefer, you can look at the available lineup of 2019 Mazda CX-9 and 2018 Mazda CX-9 models for sale instead. Also, you can look at a 2019 Subaru Ascent, but there aren't many used models since that was the first production year.

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