2017 Mazda CX-9 vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

When it comes to family vehicles, there are only so many options that offer the passenger and cargo space necessary to transport the whole gang along with their gear. In recent years, large crossover SUVs have gained in popularity, thanks to their incredible maneuverability and efficiency, effectively taking drivers from minivans and large SUVs.

As two of the most popular large crossover SUVs on the market, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe offer several key differences and similarities for shoppers to be aware of before getting behind the wheel and making a final buying decision.

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2017 Mazda CX-9 VS 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
22 city / 28 highway Fuel Economy (mpg) 18 city / 25 highway
LED low/high beam Standard Headlights Halogen
Available Navigation Only available on higher trims
Standard USB Ports Available

Under the hood, the Mazda CX-9 base trim is equipped with a 2.5-liter I-4 engine, while the Hyundai Santa Fe comes standard with a 3.3-liter V6 engine. The Mazda CX-9’s smaller engine allows it to achieve better fuel economy than the Santa Fe as well as more torque. Both models come with a 6-speed automatic transmission. On the inside, the two large crossover SUVs offer comfortable space for 7 passengers and a wide array of the same interior amenities, such as Bluetooth compatibility. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 also comes standard with USB ports and proximity key, both of which are only optional with the 2017 Santa Fe. The Mazda CX-9 base trim also offers available navigation, which is only available on higher trims of the Santa Fe. Which crossover model is right for you?

2017 Mazda CX-9 Portsmouth NH

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is available in 4 unique trim levels--Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature. In order to appeal to a wide variety of drivers, each Mazda CX-9 model has its own set of features and capabilities. For instance, standard elements include three-zone automatic climate control, MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system, rearview camera, dual 12-volt power outlets, and much more. On higher Mazda CX-9 trims, drivers can opt for some more advanced elements, such as Bose Centerpoint 2.0 surround sound system, Lane Keep Assist System, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring System, among others.

When you are ready to experience the 2017 Mazda CX-9 in Portsmouth, NH, you can schedule a test drive with our team at Seacoast Mazda.

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