2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

Gray 2019 Mazda CX-9 on Highway vs Silver 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL on Highway

Add excitement and luxury to your next family adventure when you get behind the wheel of the 2019 Mazda CX-9. A world-class, three-row family hauler, the Mazda CX-9 promises to deliver plenty of behind-the-wheel thrills on your next road trip. Learn more about what makes the Mazda CX-9 a world-class midsize SUV in this 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL comparison.

Families who have come to love the 2019 Mazda CX-9 will have a choice of four grades – Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature – that each provides class-above luxury. Each Mazda CX-9 entry will provide seating for seven passengers with a utilitarian 14.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row that expands to 71.2 cubic feet with the rear seats laid flat. Hyundai Santa Fe XL entries are available in two grades – SE and Limited Ultimate – with six- and seven-passenger configurations.

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2019 Mazda CX-9 VS 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL
$32,280 Starting Price $30,950
250-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 290-Horsepower 3.3-Liter V-6
7 Passengers Passenger Space 6 - 7 Passengers
14.4 - 71.2 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 13.5 - 80 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Mazda CX-9 and Hyundai Santa Fe XL?

Price is always an important part of any automotive decision and with an affordable price tag that starts at $32,280, class-above luxury, a more fuel-efficient powertrain and a wealth of high-end amenities, the Mazda CX-9 stands out in this 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL comparison. Entry-level Mazda CX-9 Sport trims come standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED taillights, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry with push-button start, a rearview camera and select Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® safety systems.

An upgrade to upper Mazda CX-9 trim levels will deliver an opulent experience that rivals many luxury automakers. Top-of-the-line Mazda CX-9 Signature trim levels will feature LED signature grille accent lighting, Auburn Nappa premium leather upholstery, genuine Santa Rosewood interior trim, 20-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, a 12-speaker Bose® sound system, a 7-inch LCD Multi-Information Display, a 360-Degree View Monitor, heated and cooled seats, a heated steering wheel and an Adaptive Front-Lighting System.

Under the hood, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 employs a power-packed and fuel-efficient 250-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G turbocharged four-cylinder engine that manufactures 310 pound-feet of torque. Married to a six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission, front-wheel drive variants will earn 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. When equipped with Mazda i-ACTIV AWD®, the Mazda CX-9 will still make 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The Hyundai Santa Fe XL counters with a 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V-6 that makes 252 pound-feet and earns a lackluster 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway in front-wheel drive configurations.

Visit Gwatney Mazda of Germantown today to get behind the wheel of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 in Memphis!


Gray 2019 Mazda CX-9 Front Exterior on a City Street
Gray 2019 Mazda CX-9 Rear Exterior on a City Street
Cutaway View of 2019 Mazda CX-9 Seating Interior
2019 Mazda CX-9 Steering Wheel, Dashboard and MAZDA CONNECT Touchscreen



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