2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2020 Kia Telluride
The crossover SUV segment of the global automotive industry is one of the most competitive the world has ever seen. Just about every automaker on the planet offers an entry into this class, and most of them are pretty good with a lot to like. A comparison of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2020 Kia Telluride should be very useful in making the choice that will best a potential buyer’s needs and budget. To be sure, the newest competitor that the Mazda CX-9 has to face presents a tough, but not an insurmountable challenge.
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 has picked up several upgrades that should make it more than a match for such strong rivals as the 2020 Kia Telluride. Gorman McCracken Mazda currently has several versions of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 in its inventory. Customers can schedule a test drive by calling, 833-733-9225.
For the current model year, the manufacturer has made a huge effort to improve the available technology in the 2019 Mazda CX-9. Tech-savvy customers can get access to the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications on trim grades above the entry-level Sport. The driver and passengers will also be able to keep their compatible devices charged up thanks to several USB ports are spread throughout the cabin. Kia also makes this capability available in the 2020 Telluride. Both the 2019 Mazda CX-9 and 2020 Kia Telluride are available with three rows of seats. Up to seven passengers can safely and comfortably ride inside of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 and can offer up to 71.2 cubic-feet. While it is true that the 2020 Kia Telluride can fit one more additional passenger and has a bit more cargo space, this might not be a disadvantage. The Mazda CX-9 has been praised for its nimble and sporty handling.
2019 Mazda CX-9
2020 Kia Telluride
|Turbo., 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||3.8-L, V-6|
|Six-speed automatic||Transmission||Eight-speed automatic|
|7 passengers||Max. Seating Capacity||7 or 8 passengers|
Every available trim grade of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 employs the same powertrain. Under the hood of the automaker’s three-row crossover SUV is the SKYACTIV®-G turbocharged, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and is attached to the SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. It will produce 227 horsepower when the owner fills the tank with regular grade gasoline and up to 250 horsepower with premium, high octane gas. The 2020 Kia Telluride uses a naturally aspirated V-6 engine that makes a bit more horsepower and torque than the Mazda CX-9. However, this additional performance comes at the cost of fuel economy. Owners of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 with front-wheel-drive can expect to see up to 22 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway, besting the efficiency offered by the new Telluride.