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2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Mazda CX-9 Review

New 2021 Audi Q5

2021 Audi
Q5

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New 2021 Mazda CX-9

2021 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*
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$43,300
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$33,960 to $46,605
Invoice* $40,703 $32,130 to $44,085
MPG - City 23 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 28 26 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Audi Q5 than the Mazda CX-9. The Audi Q5 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-9, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q5 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). The Audi Q5 is somewhat more expensive 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. Both the Audi Q5 and the Mazda CX-9 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q5 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 Audi Q5, 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 Audi Q5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-9.

Handling
The Audi Q5 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 Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-9 for pulling heavy loads. The Audi Q5 has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Audi Q5 more than the Mazda CX-9, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Audi Q5 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 Audi Q5 than that of the Mazda CX-9.