2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2019 Kia Sedona
The days of minivans lined up at youth sports practices and in a school’s car pool lane are mostly gone. Those spaces are now occupied by crossover SUVs. Mazda used to produce a vehicle in that obsolete class but have since moved on to build three of the most sough-after crossover SUVs in the modern automotive industry. However, there are still a few manufacturers out there that are holding on to the past. A comparison of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2019 Kia Sedona shows potential buyers a few of the most important reasons why most carmaker’s, like Mazda, have discontinued minivans in pursuit of a better crossover SUV platform. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is currently available at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom and potential customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 833-241-6312.
Despite the fact that the 2019 Mazda CX-9 and 2019 Kia Sedona occupy different classes of the automotive industry, there is still quite a few similarities between the two which will make them rivals. Obviously, by the very nature of the new Sedona being a minivan, it’s naturally going to have an advantage in cargo room. Although the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is a still a strong performer with up to 71.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume. When a driver needs to move a lot of people, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is able to match the 2019 Sedona head-on. The new three-row Mazda crossover SUV can accommodate up to seven passengers – matching the base Sedona’s capacity. For what it’s worth, the maximum seating capacity of the Kia Sedona accounts for one extra passenger compared to the Mazda vehicle.
2019 Mazda CX-9
2019 Kia Sedona
|Turbo., 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||3.5-L, V-6|
|3,500 lbs.||Max. Towing||3,500 lbs.|
All four trim grades of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 use the same powertrain. Under the hood of the newest and largest crossover SUV the automaker is a turbocharged, SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that can make up to 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. It is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission and can be outfitted with all-wheel-drive. The 2019 Kia Sedona employs a naturally aspirated V-6 engine and it does make a bit more power with a peak output of 276 horsepower. However, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is able to offer significantly better fuel economy scores and both vehicles have a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.