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2016 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2016 Audi Q5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mazda CX-9 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-9 as you will with the Audi Q5, 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). 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. Both the Mazda CX-9 and the Audi Q5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
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 somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-9 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Audi Q5.

Handling
The Mazda CX-9 has a larger turning radius than the Audi Q5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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. The Mazda CX-9 has a little less horsepower than 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. The Mazda CX-9 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items 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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2016 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $31,520 - $44,015

2016 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $40,900 - $48,100
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.62% --
City MPG: 21 - 22 18 - 24
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 26 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $29,833 - $41,645 $38,038 - $44,734

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.