Are you contemplating a new SUV with room for the whole family? There are countless tried and true options on the road for you and your family to choose from, each offering different characteristics and meeting a new set of standards. It can be a difficult and aggravating process for car shoppers to try and determine which model deserves a spot in their driveway and that is where we come in here at Gale Toyota. If you are looking for a new SUV in the Enfield, CT area, you have come to the right place.
When it comes to three-row SUVs, you will be hard pressed to find a model that is more athletic and capable than the 2015 Toyota Highlander. To help emphasize the versatile qualities of the eight-passenger Highlander, we have developed a 2015 Toyota Highlander vs 2015 Mazda CX-9 comparison. Within this comparison, we are highlighting the variety of powertrains for the Toyota Highlander, how the V-6 powertrains compare in terms of power and fuel economy in addition to towing capacity. By examining these qualities, you will be able to more easily determine whether or not the 2015 Toyota Highlander at Gale Toyota is the right SUV for you.
Versatility, Efficiency and Towing Power Are Highlights of the 2015 Toyota Highlander
Not everyone’s driving style or needs are the same and in that regard, you will find few SUVs that are more versatile than the 2015 Toyota Highlander. While many SUVs and crossovers like the 2015 Mazda CX-9 only provide a singular engine option, the Toyota Highlander provides drivers with three powertrains to choose from. Base Highlander models are powered by a 2.7-liter four-cylinder that puts an emphasis on athletic performance with 185 horsepower and 25 mpg on the highway. The primary and most popular engine option for the Toyota Highlander is the 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 while the highlight powertrain is found under the hood of the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
In order to provide a more impartial 2015 Toyota Highlander vs 2015 Mazda CX-9 comparison, we have based the majority of our comparison data on each model’s six-cylinder powertrain. By examining the details in the chart above, you can see that the Highlander and CX-9 each provide similar power numbers and an equally athletic performance. Where the Highlander distances itself from the competition is with its exceptional fuel economy ratings. Even with nearly identical power numbers, the 2015 Toyota Highlander will outlast the Mazda CX-9, achieving 21 mpg combined versus the 19 mpg combined rating of the CX-9. In addition to higher fuel economy ratings, the Toyota Highlander puts its power to better use, towing 1,500 pounds more than its Mazda competitor. If you are looking for even better power and fuel economy ratings, the Highlander Hybrid employs a 3.5-liter V-6 and high-torque electric motors to make 280 horsepower and 28 mpg combined.