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2014 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2014 Audi Q5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-9 than in the Audi Q5. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-9 and the Audi Q5.

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). Clearly, the Mazda CX-9 is a better financial choice over the Audi Q5, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mazda CX-9 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Audi Q5.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-9 is a little wider than the Audi Q5, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Mazda CX-9, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Audi Q5.

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

Handling
The Mazda CX-9 has the same turning radius as the Audi Q5, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of 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 Mazda CX-9 and the Audi Q5.

Utility
The Mazda CX-9 offers greater seating capacity than the Audi Q5, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Mazda CX-9, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Audi Q5.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-9 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Audi Q5.

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2014 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $29,985 - $36,625

2014 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $37,300 - $46,500
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.10% --
City MPG: 16 - 17 18 - 24
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 26 - 31
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,382 - $34,658 $34,690 - $43,247

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