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2014 Audi Q5 vs. 2014 Mazda CX-9 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-9 than in the Audi Q5, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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
The Audi Q5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-9, making it more convenient to drive.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mazda CX-9, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi Q5 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q5 is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-9, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mazda CX-9.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has the same turning radius as the Mazda CX-9, so they both maneuver the same 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. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi Q5 and 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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2014 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $37,300 - $46,500
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2014 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $29,985 - $36,625
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 18 - 24 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 26 - 31 22 - 24
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $34,690 - $43,247 $28,372 - $34,648

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