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2021 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2020 Mazda CX-9 Review

New 2021 Hyundai Palisade

2021 Hyundai
Palisade

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New 2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*
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$32,525 to $47,750
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$33,890 to $46,215
Invoice* $31,238 to $45,138 $32,064 to $43,716
MPG - City 19 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 26 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Palisade than in the Mazda CX-9. The Hyundai Palisade will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
The Mazda CX-9 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Palisade, 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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Palisade 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 Hyundai Palisade will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Palisade is about the same width as the Mazda CX-9. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Palisade takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-9.

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

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

Utility
The Hyundai Palisade offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda CX-9, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Hyundai Palisade has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-9.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Palisade than that of the Mazda CX-9.