2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 Comparisons in Seattle, WA

The all-new 2019 Subaru Ascent is an amazing three-row SUV from Subaru, and it's finally here! At long last, people who have wanted three rows of Subaru quality, reliability, and safety can have it all. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is a popular three-row SUV, but how does it compare to the 2019 Subaru Ascent? To start, it's more expensive than the Subaru Ascent--but there's so much more. Keep reading to find out more about how these vehicles differ, and be sure to schedule a test drive to experience the Subaru Ascent for yourself.

2019 Subaru Ascent Interior

How Does the Interior of the 2019 Subaru Ascent Compare to the Interior of the 2018 Mazda CX-9?

If you're in the market for a three-row SUV, space clearly matters to you. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 can seat up to seven people, but the 2019 Subaru Ascent can seat up to eight! In addition to having more available seats, the Subaru Ascent has greater passenger volume: its 153.5 cubic feet of passenger space provide considerably more room to stretch out in than the 135.1 cubic feet in the Mazda CX-9.

2019 Subaru Ascent Technology

What Is the Technology Like in the 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Mazda CX-9?

When it comes to technology, the 2019 Subaru Ascent again takes the lead. Most trim levels feature standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, so you can turn your three-row SUV into a mobile hotspot. This technology isn't available at all on the Mazda CX-9.

Furthermore, the technological features on the Subaru show more refinement. The available twelve-speaker audio system in the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is impressive in its own right--that is, until you see the available fourteen-speaker Harman Kardon QuantumLogic Surround Sound audio system in the 2019 Subaru Ascent.

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2019 Subaru Ascent Performance

How Does Performance Compare Between the 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Mazda CX-9?

Whether you're driving on the rainy streets of Seattle or headed out to the mountains on an adventure, you'll find that Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive makes the Subaru Ascent a perfect companion. You can get all-wheel drive on the Mazda CX-9, as well--but it will cost you even more, and the Mazda CX-9 is already more expensive than the Subaru Ascent. And the AWD in the Subaru Ascent comes standard with features like X-MODE® and Hill Descent Control.

Additionally, the 2019 Subaru Ascent has the benefit of a SUBARU BOXER® engine that gives it excellent balance and a low center of gravity for great handling. While this engine is similar in power to the engine on the Mazda CX-9, it provides greater towing capability: up to 5,000 pounds, compared with the 3,500-pound maximum of the Mazda.

2019 Subaru Ascent Safety

What Is the Safety Like in the 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Mazda CX-9?

Slick, wet roads are a part of life here, and the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that gives the Subaru Ascent its go-anywhere spirit also works hard to keep you safe. It's easier to stay in control of your vehicle with AWD, even when the roads are wet. To get this same level of safety in the Mazda CX-9, you'll have to pay even more.

2019 Subaru Ascent Assistance Features

What Driver Assistance Features Do the 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2018 Mazda CX-9 Offer?

Driver assistance technology has played a large role in safety in recent years, and both of these three-row SUVs have these features. However, there's one notable difference. Every single 2019 Subaru Ascent, regardless of trim level, comes with the impressive Subaru EyeSight® suite of driver assistance tech features. Many of the features that make up EyeSight® are available on the 2018 Mazda CX-9, but only as available upgrades. Once again, to get the safety that's best for you and your family, you'll have to spend more money.

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What Can You Expect from a New Subaru in Seattle?

Subaru vehicles are amazing no matter where you live, but they're especially a perfect match for the Pacific Northwest. With numerous industry quality and safety awards, it's no wonder Subaru vehicles are becoming more and more popular with each passing year. And as the Subaru Love Promise demonstrates, Subaru is dedicated to giving back to the community and protecting and preserving the earth. Carter Subaru Ballard is proud to be your source for all things Subaru.