2011 Dodge
Durango Express
vs. 2011 Mazda
CX-9 Grand Touring

2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

10.0

starting from

$33,940
"A dash of spice in the form of driving excitement."
edmunds.com | talking about the CX-9's performance
"Stands out thanks to its smiling grille."
edmunds.com | talking about the CX-9's external styling

Reasons to buy the Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

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Average cargo space
100.7 ft3
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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Leather
Standard
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Passenger power seats
Standard
2011 Dodge Durango Express

9.2

starting from

$30,045

Reasons to buy the Dodge Durango Express

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Great braking distance from 60mph
119 ft
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Average power
290 HP @ 6,400 RPM
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Good range on the highway
566 miles
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Average range in the city
394 miles
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Winner: CX-9 Grand Touring
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Winner: CX-9 Grand Touring
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  • The CX-9 Grand Touring has 8 more cupholders, 12 vs 4
  • Almost the same
  • Room for around 20% more stuff, 100.7 ft3 vs 84.5 ft3
Performance 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Winner: CX-9 Grand Touring
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  • The CX-9 Grand Touring's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • The CX-9 Grand Touring has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
  • Almost the same, 15.9 lb/hp vs 16.4 lb/hp
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Inexpensive
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
  • Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
  • Fewer speakers
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

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CX-9 Grand Touring
2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring
2011 Dodge Durango Express Dodge
Durango Express
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the CX-9 Grand Touring's power seats; not available on the Durango Express
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the CX-9 Grand Touring; the Durango Express only offers cloth seats

Practicality

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CX-9 Grand Touring
2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring
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Durango Express
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Passengers 7 vs 7 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 100.7 ft3 vs 84.5 ft3 The CX-9 Grand Touring has OK cargo room, while the Durango Express has very little
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front seats 55.7 ft3 vs 54.4 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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Base payload capacity 1501 lb vs 1330 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The CX-9 Grand Touring offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Durango Express
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Cupholders 12 vs 4 The CX-9 Grand Touring has an absurd number of cupholders, 8 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Performance

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CX-9 Grand Touring
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Horsepower 273 HP @ 6,250 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM The Durango Express is of average power, but the CX-9 Grand Touring is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The CX-9 Grand Touring has an OK number of gears, while the Durango Express has very few
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission The CX-9 Grand Touring's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.9 lb/hp vs 16.4 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs 37.1 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

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CX-9 Grand Touring
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Durango Express
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MSRP $33,940 vs $30,045 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 16 mpg The CX-9 Grand Touring has great city mileage and the Durango Express is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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CX-9 Grand Touring
2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring
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Durango Express
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Entertainment System

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CX-9 Grand Touring
2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring
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Durango Express
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Crash Test Ratings

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CX-9 Grand Touring
2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring
2011 Dodge Durango Express Dodge
Durango Express
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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CX-9 Grand Touring
2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring
2011 Dodge Durango Express Dodge
Durango Express
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0-60 mph 8.2 seconds vs 9.0 seconds The CX-9 Grand Touring's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Durango Express is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs 119 ft The Durango Express has extraordinary brakes, but the CX-9 Grand Touring is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.4 s @ 87 mph vs 16.6 s @ 85 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.81 g vs 0.76 g The CX-9 Grand Touring has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average Durango Express
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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