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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Mazda CX-9 Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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2021 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*
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$27,000 to $42,450
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$34,160 to $46,805
Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $32,319 to $44,273
MPG - City 21 - 25 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 26 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Santa Fe than in the Mazda CX-9. The Hyundai Santa Fe 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Santa Fe will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Hyundai Santa Fe and the Mazda CX-9 have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Mazda CX-9 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Hyundai Santa Fe will do just as well as the Mazda CX-9, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe has less seating than the Mazda CX-9, making the Mazda CX-9 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will in the Mazda CX-9.

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