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2016 Audi Q5 vs. 2016 Mazda CX-9 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Audi Q5 than the Mazda CX-9. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Audi Q5 and the Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q5 as you will with the Mazda CX-9, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi Q5 is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-9. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Audi Q5 and the Mazda CX-9 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
If you go with the Audi Q5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda CX-9.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Audi Q5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-9.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda CX-9, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-9 for pulling heavy loads. The Audi Q5 has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
The Audi Q5 has less seating than the Mazda CX-9, making the Mazda CX-9 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi Q5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mazda CX-9.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi Q5 than that of the Mazda CX-9.

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2016 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $40,900 - $48,100

2016 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $31,520 - $44,015
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.86%
City MPG: 18 - 24 21 - 22
Highway MPG: 26 - 31 27 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $38,038 - $44,734 $29,833 - $41,645

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.