One of the most challenging aspects of the SUV shopping experience is the large variety of models for drivers to browse through. Finding it difficult to choose between the 2020 Mazda CX-9 vs the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe? There are several areas where the 2020 Mazda CX-9 outshines the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe, all of which we’ve spotlighted in the comparative analysis below.
SUV shoppers will find the 2020 Mazda CX-9 more versatile than the 2020 Santa Fe. Trim levels available for the 2020 CX-9 include Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. The 2020 Santa Fe is available in only three trims: SE, SEL and Limited. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 seats two more passengers than the two-row 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe as well.
The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe struggles to compete with the 2020 Mazda CX-9 in terms of performance. Coming standard in the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a 227-horsepower, turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine connected to a six-speed automatic transmission system. The 2020 Santa Fe comes equipped with a four-cylinder, 2.4-liter engine that only produces 185 horsepower.
Inside the cabin of the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is 149.5 cubic feet of interior volume. The 2020 Santa Fe is slightly less accommodating, only offering 146.6 cubic feet of interior volume. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 has 14.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity and 71.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity. Exterior paint options available for the 2020 Mazda CX-9 include: Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Sonic Silver Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Jet Black Mica, Machine Grey Metallic and Deep Crystal Blue Mica.