2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Mazda CX-9: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Mazda CX-9 Review

New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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New 2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*
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$26,990 to $41,890
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$33,890 to $46,215
Invoice* $25,952 to $39,512 $32,064 to $43,716
MPG - City 18 - 22 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 24 - 29 26 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Sorento offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mazda CX-9. The Kia Sorento will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sorento as you will with the Mazda CX-9, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Sorento will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda CX-9. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Sorento and the Mazda CX-9 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-9, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Sorento, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda CX-9.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Sorento doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-9.

Handling
The Kia Sorento has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda CX-9, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Kia Sorento will do just as well as the Mazda CX-9, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Kia Sorento has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sorento and the Mazda CX-9. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Sorento as you will in the Mazda CX-9.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sorento than that of the Mazda CX-9.