2021 Mazda CX-9 vs 2021 Kia Sorento 

2021 Mazda CX-9 vs 2021 Kia Sorento

Unless minibusses go mainstream, three-row crossovers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. And as long as that reign lasts, family-focused buyers will always turn to trusted options like the Mazda CX-9 and the Kia Sorento.

You can get help figuring out which seven-passenger utility vehicle offers the best value for your driveway in this comparison of the 2021 Mazda CX-9 versus the 2021 Kia Sorento. The table below offers a quick glimpse of key factors that buyers consider when making the choice between these two refined entries.

2021 Mazda CX-9


2021 Kia Sorento

$34,160 Starting MSRP $29,390
227-hp turbocharged 2.5L inline-4 engine Baseline Engine 191-hp 2.5L inline-4 engine
14.4 cubic feet Cargo Volume 12.6 cubic feet
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available

Advantages of the 2021 Mazda CX-9 

At the core of every Mazda CX-9 is a turbocharged 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G engine that has 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque on tap. The three-row utility vehicle will be capable of trailering loads of up to 3,500 pounds, making it an exceptional choice for hauling just about any medium-sized boat, ATV, or trailer.

Lined in premium materials, the interior of the Mazda CX-9 provides comfortable seating for up to seven passengers, plus up to 71.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the second- and third-row seats lowered. Whether you’re corralling the family out on a weekend getaway or bussing part of the soccer team to the tourney, space is one thing that’s not in short supply. And user-friendly tech is another commodity that comes in big rations here. Every CX-9 crossover comes ready to rock ‘n roll with tri-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry/ignition, LED exterior lighting, heated front seats (yes, you read that right), a 10.25-inch color touchscreen, rain-sensing wipers, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The trimmings only get better as you climb higher into the lineup.

We invite you to speak with a Gwatney Mazda team member online or by phone for more information on any of the excellent Mazda models offered on our lot.

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