2011 Dodge
Durango Crew
vs. 2011 Mazda
CX-9 Touring

2011 Dodge Durango Crew

9.8

starting from

$36,270

Reasons to buy the Dodge Durango Crew

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Great braking distance from 60mph
119 ft
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Average range on the highway
541 miles
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Average range in the city
394 miles
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Average power
290 HP @ 6,400 RPM
2011 Mazda CX-9 Touring

9.6

Runner-up

Mazda CX-9 Touring

starting from

$33,240
"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 Touring

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Average cargo space
100.7 ft3
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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Plenty of cupholders
12
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Has a semi-automatic transmission
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.6
2011 Dodge Durango Crew Winner: Durango Crew
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  • If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Durango Crew; no amount of money can buy it on the CX-9 Touring
  • The Durango Crew's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Durango Crew has 3 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 9 vs 6
Performance 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Mazda CX-9 Touring Winner: CX-9 Touring
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  • The CX-9 Touring's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • The CX-9 Touring has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
  • Almost the same, 16.6 lb/hp vs 17.2 lb/hp
Luxury Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Mazda CX-9 Touring Winner: CX-9 Touring
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the CX-9 Touring
Practicality 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Mazda CX-9 Touring Winner: CX-9 Touring
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  • The CX-9 Touring has 8 more cupholders, 12 vs 4
  • Room for around 20% more stuff, 100.7 ft3 vs 84.5 ft3
  • Almost the same, 55.7 ft3 vs 54.4 ft3
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Inexpensive
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.6

Entertainment System

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Durango Crew
2011 Dodge Durango Crew
2011 Mazda CX-9 Touring Mazda
CX-9 Touring
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Number of speakers 9 vs 6 The Durango Crew has an OK number of speakers, while the CX-9 Touring has very few
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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 Yes vs No The Durango Crew has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Durango Crew; no amount of money can buy it on the CX-9 Touring

Performance

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Durango Crew
2011 Dodge Durango Crew
2011 Mazda CX-9 Touring Mazda
CX-9 Touring
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Horsepower 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 273 HP @ 6,250 RPM The Durango Crew is of average power, but the CX-9 Touring is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The CX-9 Touring has an OK number of gears, while the Durango Crew has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The CX-9 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 17.2 lb/hp vs 16.6 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 ft vs 37.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

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Durango Crew
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2011 Mazda CX-9 Touring Mazda
CX-9 Touring
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Standard Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the CX-9 Touring

Practicality

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Durango Crew
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2011 Mazda CX-9 Touring Mazda
CX-9 Touring
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Passengers 7 vs 7 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 84.5 ft3 vs 100.7 ft3 The CX-9 Touring has OK cargo room, while the Durango Crew has very little
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front seats 54.4 ft3 vs 55.7 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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Base payload capacity 1420 lb vs 1451 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 Durango Crew offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CX-9 Touring
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Cupholders 4 vs 12 The CX-9 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

Cost

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Durango Crew
2011 Dodge Durango Crew
2011 Mazda CX-9 Touring Mazda
CX-9 Touring
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MSRP $36,270 vs $33,240 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 16 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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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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Durango Crew
2011 Dodge Durango Crew
2011 Mazda CX-9 Touring Mazda
CX-9 Touring
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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 Uconnect vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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

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2011 Dodge Durango Express 2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet Durango Express vs Journey Mainstreet
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2011 Dodge Durango Citadel 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Durango Citadel vs 4Runner Limited
2011 Dodge Durango Crew 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Durango Crew vs Santa Fe Limited
2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2011 Acura MDX CX-9 Grand Touring vs MDX
2011 Mazda CX-9 Touring 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited CX-9 Touring vs Santa Fe Limited
2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2011 Honda CR-V EX CX-9 Grand Touring vs CR-V EX
2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2012 Kia Sorento SX CX-9 Grand Touring vs Sorento SX
2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2011 Mazda CX-7 s Touring CX-9 Grand Touring vs CX-7 s Touring

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