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2022 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Mazda CX-9 Review

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2022 Audi
Q5

MSRP*: $45,600 to $49,900
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2021 Mazda
CX-9

MSRP*: $34,160 to $46,805
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MPG - City 23 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 51.9 - 54.1 ft3 71.2 ft3
Engine 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid) Inline-4
Transmission 7-Speed A/T Auto Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 261 hp 227 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 184.3 - 184.6 in 199.4 in
Exterior Width 74.5 in 77.5 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.3 in
Front 39.3 - 40.1 in
Rear 38.5 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-9 than in the Audi Q5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mazda CX-9 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q5.

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.

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.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-9, making it much more difficult to maneuver 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.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Audi Q5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
The Audi Q5 has less seating than the Mazda CX-9, making the Mazda CX-9 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi Q5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mazda CX-9.