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2020 Buick Envision vs. 2020 Mazda CX-9 Review

New 2020 Buick Envision

2020 Buick
Envision

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New 2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*
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$33,500 to $43,600
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$33,890 to $46,215
Invoice* $31,959 to $41,594 $32,064 to $43,716
MPG - City 20 - 22 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 26 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-9 than in the Buick Envision, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Buick Envision and the Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Envision 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). Whether you pick the Buick Envision or the Mazda CX-9, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Buick Envision will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Envision 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 Buick Envision, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda CX-9.

Drivetrain
The Buick Envision has much lower torque than the Mazda CX-9, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Buick Envision has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda CX-9, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-9 is clearly the choice over the Buick Envision for pulling heavy loads. The Buick Envision has a little less horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

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

Warranty
The Buick Envision comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-9.