2021 Mazda CX-9 vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade 

2021 Mazda CX-9 vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade

The market for three-row SUVs has come a long way from the bulky, gas-burning utility vehicles of generations past. Today’s market is one occupied more so by versatile entries with budget-pleasing mileage numbers and highway-friendly engine specs. With so many practical options vying for a spot in your driveway, families can expect more features for their new vehicle investment.

In this comparison, we explore some of the most prominent factors buyers consider when choosing between the 2021 Mazda CX-9 and the 2021 Hyundai Palisade. The table below kicks things off with a summary of some basic vehicle specifications.

2021 Mazda CX-9


2021 Hyundai Palisade

$33,960 Starting MSRP $32,525
22 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 19 city/26 hwy mpg
250 horsepower, 310 pound-feet torque Engine Performance 291 horsepower, 262 pound-feet torque
10.25-inch touchscreen Infotainment System 8-inch touchscreen

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The comparison table shows that the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is at the very least a formidable contender for buyers that are considering the 2021 Hyundai Palisade. The Mazda lineup has long been known for offering above-class quality at a price that’s just as affordable as mainstream rivals, and there’s proof of that in the rivalry between the 2021 Mazda CX-9 and the 2021 Hyundai Palisade.

Both crossovers have standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with a stop/go, and lane-keeping assistance—but only the Mazda CX-9 has standard rain-sensing wipers, automatic high beams, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Other features found on all versions of the 2021 Mazda CX-9 include the 10.25-inch touchscreen, three-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry/ignition, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. You won’t find that same great return on investment in the Hyundai Palisade or anything like it.

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is available in trim levels Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring, and Signature. You can test drive the lineup for yourself when you visit the team here at Gwatney Mazda in Memphis, TN!

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