The incredibly comprehensive midsize three-row SUVs Toyota Highlander and Mazda CX-9 from 2023 

The 2023 Toyota Highlander and Mazda CX-9 are two exceptionally capable rivals in the highly competitive midsize

automakers provide a tonne of features in an effort to outperform the other.

The 2023 Mazda CX-9 attempts to offer a sportier and higher-quality feel to attract consumers 

in competition with well-known models like the Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, and the impending 2023 Honda Pilo

while the Toyota Highlander concentrates more on practicality and efficiency as its strengths.

Two different powertrains are available for the 2023 Toyota Highlander, the first of which is a 2.4-liter turbocharged 

engine with 265 horsepower and 310 pound feet of torque coupled to an 8-speed ECT automated gearbox.

The alternative option is a hybrid drivetrain, which combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors to provide

 It has a CVT automatic transmission and may have either FWD or AWD.

When outfitted with AWD, both engines provide a respectable amount of power and can accelerate from 0 to 60

The 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which has a maximum output of 250 horsepower and 320 pound feet