2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

Are you looking for a three-row SUV to solve all your problems? Then both Hyundai and Mazda have solutions in 2019, but which is better? Find out as Holiday Mazda compares the 7-passenger SUVs from both manufacturers in our 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL comparison. Of course, you can always stop out to see us in Fond du Lac near Beaver Dam, Slinger, and Oshkosh, WI. We are always Worth the Trip!

2019 Mazda CX-9


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

22-City / 28-Highway Standard Efficiency (MPG) 18-City / 25-Highway
310 Max Horsepower 290
14.4 Cubic-Feet Cargo Volume (Seats Up) 13.5 Cubic-Feet
3,500 Pounds Max Towing Capacity 2,000 Pounds
2019 Mazda CX-9 center console

Turbo Power

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is home to a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder turbo which simply leaves the sluggish and old V6 of the Hyundai in the dust. Mazda long ago learned that you can get better performance, better efficiency, and a more reliable drivetrain out of a 4-cylinder engine. It’s just simpler, more elegant, and we know you will feel the difference.

With a turbo, this 2.5-liter easily outdoes the Santa Fe XL in both performance and efficiency. Some time behind the wheel will prove that it’s more fun too!

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2019 Mazda CX-9 cargo room

Spacious Interior

We’ve already established that the Mazda CX-9 can be a home-base for an entire family of up to seven, and it can even handle ample cargo all the way in back. Of course, the interior of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is also fully adaptable.

Don’t need to transport 7 passengers? Fold down the third row either halfway or all the way. With a 60/40 split, you have even more options with the second row. Have a different configuration in mind? Fold down the seats however you want to suit both cargo and passengers.

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2019 Mazda CX-9 silver front side view

A New Standard

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 sets the bar high right from its base Sport trim level. Other models use the base trim as a budget option, but with Mazda, every trim level has to earn the prestige of the Mazda name.

That much is clear when you consider that not only can the Mazda CX-9 tow up to 3,500 pounds standard, it also comes with a wide range of driver-assist features, a full 7-inch touchscreen, LED headlights, alloy wheels, and premium cloth seating all standard.

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