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2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

In the world of crossover SUVs, customers face an uphill battle in choosing their next vehicle purchase or lease. Recent developments in the Mazda lineup of crossover SUVs will push the available inventory to the top of a lot of buyers’ list. The Mazda CX-9 stands out from its siblings as being the only three-row model and also offers plenty of performance to match any of its competitors. A comparison of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas will help shed a lot of light on what is available at Gorman McCracken Mazda. For the new model year, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 picks up a suite of more advanced connectivity options, in addition to a retuned suspension as well as an available surround-view camera system. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Mazda CX-9 today by calling, 903-686-9319.

There are a lot of similarities between the 2019 Mazda CX-9 and 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. Both vehicles offer a maximum seating capacity of seven passengers. When it comes to maximum interior space, the 2019 Atlas does have a slight edge over the 2019 Mazda CX-9. However, the new three-row crossover SUV available at Gorman McCracken Mazda is able to make up for any deficiencies very quickly. Independent online reviews have praised the Mazda crossover SUV for offering a flat load floor when the rear seats are stowed away, making loading and unloading much easier. Additionally, those same reviewers lauded the 2019 Mazda CX-9 for having plenty of small-item storage. Technology is more important than ever before. Both vehicles offer infotainment system that are compatible with today’s most popular suites of smartphone applications.


2019 Mazda CX-9


2019 VW Atlas

Turbo., 2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
227/310 Horsepower/Torque 185/184
7 passengers Max. Seating Capacity 7 passengers
Yes Smartphone Integration Yes


Performance Specs

All versions of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 use the same basic powertrain. Under the hood of each trim of the three-row crossover SUV is a turbocharged version of the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. Most owners can expect to have the engine produce 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. However, it will make up to 250 horsepower when premium fuel is used. Volkswagen buyers get a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine on most trims that is attached to an eight-speed transmission, which can’t match the performance output of the Mazda CX-9, topping out at 235 horsepower.



A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2019 Mazda CX-9.
A photo of some of the cargo space in the 2019 Mazda CX-9.
A photo of the gear-shifter in the 2019 Mazda CX-9.
A front-right quarter photo of the 2019 Mazda CX-9.