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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2014 Mazda CX-9 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Mazda CX-9. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Santa Fe will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. The Hyundai Santa Fe will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-9, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Hyundai Santa Fe is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-9, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe 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 Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-9 for pulling heavy loads. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Mazda CX-9. The Hyundai Santa Fe 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 Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Mazda CX-9.

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2015 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $30,150 - $36,000

2014 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $29,985 - $36,625
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.39% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.26% --
City MPG: 18 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 22 - 24
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 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*: $28,725 - $33,858 $28,382 - $34,658

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