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.
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.
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 Kia Sorento 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 Kia Sorento will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-9.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sorento than that of the Mazda CX-9.
Compare the 2015 Kia Sorento and the 2014 Mazda CX-9.
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MSRP*: $24,100 - $41,700
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MSRP*: $29,985 - $36,625
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.90%||As low as 0.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 0.07%|
|City MPG:||18 - 20||16 - 17|
|Highway MPG:||24 - 27||22 - 24|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 7||7 - 7|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$23,285 - $39,233||$28,372 - $34,648|
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