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2015 Kia Sorento vs. 2014 Mazda CX-9 Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sorento 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). Whether you pick the Kia Sorento or the Mazda CX-9, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Sorento will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento 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 Kia Sorento, 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 Kia Sorento doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-9.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Kia Sorento will do just as well as the Mazda CX-9, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Kia Sorento 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 Kia Sorento and the Mazda CX-9. The Kia Sorento 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 Kia Sorento than that of the Mazda CX-9.

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2015 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $24,300 - $41,700

2014 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $29,985 - $36,625
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 - 20 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 22 - 24
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,474 - $39,233 $28,382 - $34,658

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