You have a lot of options available to you when it comes time to choose your next luxury SUV, so how do you know which one’s right for you? At Paretti Mazda, we want to help you narrow down your options, so we’re putting the Mazda CX-9 and the Lexus RX 350 to the test. Which one’s better prepared to take you around Metairie, Harvey, and New Orleans, Louisiana? Read on to find out.
Whether you’re cruising around town to take in all the excitement or bringing your children to their after-school activities, you’ll need a vehicle with ample space to keep you comfortable. The Mazda CX-9 and the Lexus RX 350 keep you and your passengers in the lap of luxury with amenities like available second-row captain’s chairs.
You’ll also be able to spread out up front with more than 39 inches of headroom and more than 41 inches of legroom. However, the biggest difference in cabin room is in the third row. The Mazda CX-9 comes standard with a third row and seating for seven, while this is just an available feature in the RX 350.
Additionally, the Mazda CX-9 offers 35.4 inches of headroom and 29.7 inches of legroom to its third-row passengers. It might get a little cramped in the RX 350 with only 34.8 inches of third-row headroom and 23.5 inches of legroom.
Keep your eyes firmly planted on the road ahead thanks to an available Active Driving Display in the Mazda CX-9 and the Lexus RX 350. This system projects essential driving information onto the windshield so you can access it more easily. With current driving speed, equipped safety system warnings, and turn-by-turn navigational directions right in your line of view, exploring the open road will be more secure.
If you’re looking for this same alertness when parking, though, you may prefer the Mazda CX-9 since this SUV offers an available 360° View Monitor as well. By utilizing cameras strategically placed around the exterior of your car, this system provides you with a comprehensive view of your surroundings when navigating in and out of tight parking spaces. Unfortunately, you won’t be treated to this amenity in the RX 350 since this technology isn’t available.
Whether you’re taking a solo trip or traveling with your family, nothing is more important than your safety. The Mazda CX-9 is designed to help keep you protected with the following safety systems coming standard:
The baseline trim of the Lexus RX 350 also comes with several of these features except Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. This system monitors your side blind zones and alerts you when it detects another vehicle. Without this protective measure in the RX 350, you may not be able to change lanes with complete confidence.
Despite their similarities, our team at Paretti Mazda thinks you’ll prefer the Mazda CX-9 over the Lexus RX 350. Still, don’t just take our word for it. Drivers near Metairie, Harvey, and New Orleans, LA, can visit us today to schedule a test drive and learn more about this luxury SUV.