2019 Subaru Ascent VS 2018 Mazda CX-9 Comparison in Olympia, WA

The 2019 Subaru Ascent has arrived in our inventory at Hanson Subaru! For the first time, comfortable seating for up to eight occupants finds its way inside a Subaru. It's still legendarily tough and capable, but it's also comfortable and packed with technology. That makes it the best new three-row SUV on the market. We'll prove it to you in this comparison below. See how the popular 2018 Mazda CX-9 compares to the new Subaru SUV. We think you'll agree, the Subaru Ascent is more comfortable, more versatile and simply a better value.

2019 Subaru Ascent Interior

2019 Subaru Ascent VS. 2018 Mazda CX-9 - Interior Size

To be sure, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is an impressive SUV in its own right, but it's lacking the kind of interior space you expect from a modern three-row SUV. You'll get more than 153 cubic feet of interior passenger volume from the 2019 Subaru Ascent; the Mazda CX-9 provides just 135 cubic feet of passenger room.

It's a similar story when it comes to cargo volume. With all seats folded, you'll be afforded just 71 cubic feet of cargo volume in the 2018 Mazda CX-9. In the 2019 Subaru Ascent, there's up to 86 cubic feet of available cargo storage.


2019 Subaru Ascent Interior Technology

2019 Subaru Ascent VS. 2018 Mazda CX-9 - Smartphone Compatibility

While touch screen infotainment displays with smartphone features are standard equipment on both these crossovers, there's a key feature missing from the 2018 Mazda CX-9: smartphone connectivity through the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® systems. There's simply no better, easier way to connect your smartphone to the infotainment system for music streaming, accessing compatible apps and more - which is why Subaru includes them on the Subaru Ascent, totally standard.

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2019 Subaru Ascent Peformance

2019 Subaru Ascent VS. 2018 Mazda CX-9 - Performance and Drive

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 has received plenty of industry praise for being big and practical while also being fun to drive. The 2019 Subaru Ascent even eclipses the three-row crossover from Mazda in this category as well. It starts with standard Symmetrical All-wheel Drive. Combined with the standard X-MODE® technology and the low-mounted, horizontal layout of the BOXER® engine design, the 2019 Subaru Ascent is remarkably balanced and poised for an outstanding driving feel.

You also get more power from the Subaru Ascent! While the 2018 Mazda CX-9 can achieve up to 250 horsepower with premium fuel, the 2019 Subaru Ascent cranks out 260 horsepower using regular unleaded.


2019 Subaru Ascent Safety

2019 Subaru Ascent VS. 2018 Mazda CX-9 - Safety Features

The advantages of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive don't stop at performance. It's also a remarkable safety tool. For traversing gravel or dirt paths, icy streets and snow-covered roads, it provides exceptional traction and grip. Standard Hill Descent Control helps you descent steep slopes safely. A lesser all-wheel drive system can be had on the 2018 Mazda CX-9, but it'll cost you an extra $1,800 as an upgrade.


2019 Subaru Ascent Driver Assist Technology

2019 Subaru Ascent VS. 2018 Mazda CX-9 - Driver Assistance

Modern driver assistance features have been shown in numerous studies to reduce the frequency of injury-involved accidents. Luckily, both these family movers come standard with many advanced driver assist features - far more than most vehicles in this segment! While both these vehicles are ahead of the curve in this area, the Subaru Ascent still stands apart. With available reverse emergency braking, your 2019 Subaru Ascent will be able to not only alert you to passing traffic when backing out of that cramped parking spot, it can even engage the brakes for you, to mitigate - or even avoid altogether - that nasty fender-bender. Such a feature isn't available on the Mazda CX-9 at all.

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There's simply no better way to get around the Olympia area than in a brand-new Subaru. Best of all, the automotive industry experts at ALG say that a Subaru will hold is value better than any other vehicle in its class. That makes Subaru the top brand for residual value. That means, when you're in the market for a new car, a Subaru is also a smart investment! Come discover why Subaru is one of the fastest-growing brands in the United States at Hanson Subaru. Check out our amazing customer reviews and schedule your test drive today.