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

In the midsize SUV segment, you have two top contenders to consider: the 2020 Mazda CX-9 and the 2020 Subaru Ascent. Both the new Mazda CX-9 and the Subaru Ascent have a lot to offer, so let's look at the differences between the two.

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

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 released in late 2019 and is on sale now in Colorado Springs. The 2020 Subaru Ascent released around the same time frame and is on sale now as well.

Highlights | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is known for its superior driving dynamics, premium-filled cabin and exceptional fuel economy. On the other hand, the 2020 Subaru Ascent is praised for its large cargo area and a long list of safety features.

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
  • 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

a 2020 Mazda CX-9 driving alongside a 2020 Subaru Ascent

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

When properly equipped, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 towing capacity reaches up to 3,500 pounds, while the 2020 Subaru Ascent towing capacity is up to 5,000 pounds.

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

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 curb weight measures 4,225 to 4,388 pounds, while the 2020 Subaru Ascent curb weight measures 4,430 to 4,603 pounds.

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Reliability | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

Because the 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent had a higher than average reliability rating from J.D. Power, we expect the same from the newest model.

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

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, which is the highest-ranking available. In addition, the 2020 Subaru Ascent received the same IIHS ranking.

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Seating | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

With a 2020 Mazda CX-9, you have room to carry six or seven people. The 2020 Subaru Ascent features room for seven to eight, giving it more space for occupants. 

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

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 receives several upgrades for the new model year. All models now come with i-ACTIVSENSE as standard technology. This safety bundle includes pedestrian detection, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control plus lane-keeping assist. Other standard options now include heated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated mirrors and automatic headlamps. The 2020 Subaru Ascent didn't change much from the 2019 model. It only added standard rear-seat reminder to the mix of features.

interior seating of a 2020 Mazda CX-9 next to a Subaru Ascent

Interior | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 comes with a seven-inch screen with the Sport models and eight-inch unit on the higher-end trims. Additional standard technology includes Bluetooth, HD radio and several internet radio apps. The 2020 Subaru Ascent comes standard with multiple USB ports, as well as smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Exterior | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 dimensions measure 199″ L x 78″ W x 68″ H, while the 2020 Subaru Ascent dimensions measure 197″ L x 76″ W x 72″ H. The CX-9 is longer and wider, but has a lower stance.

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

Exterior Comparison:

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 comes in six exterior paint colors: Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Jet Black Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic, Machine Gray Metallic and Snowflake White Pearl Mica. The 2020 Subaru Ascent comes in eight exterior colors: Abyss Blue Pearl, Crimson Red Pearl, Cinnamon Brown Pearl, Crystal Black Silica, Ice Silver Metallic, Crystal White Pearl, Magnetite Gray Metallic and Tungsten Metallic.

Interior Comparison:

There are several interior color options for the 2020 Mazda CX-9, depending on what model you choose. You can opt for Black, Sand, Dark Chestnut and Parchment. The 2020 Subaru Ascent is available in Java Brown, Warm Ivory and Slate Black. Both interiors feature plenty of room for the whole family and all your friends without fighting for leg room.

Reviews | 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent

Car and Driver believes that the 2020 Mazda CX-9 has "sharp handling and gutsy turbocharged four-cylinder engine." On top of that, Car and Driver praised the 2020 Subaru Ascent for its "roomy and versatile cabin."

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

You don't have to wait to check out the 2020 Mazda CX-9. At Bob Penkhus Mazda Powers, we have the information you want on the CX-9 for sale in Colorado Springs. We also have the 2019 Mazda CX-9 and 2018 Mazda CX-9 for sale. It's more challenging to find a used Subaru Ascent since the first model was a 2019 Subaru Ascent.

New 2020 Mazda CX-9 Inventory in Colorado Springs

We have a full inventory of the new 2020 Mazda CX-9 for sale in Colorado Springs. View our inventory below and contact us with any questions or concerns. 

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