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2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs. 2021 Mazda CX-9 Review

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2021 Land Rover
Discovery Sport

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2021 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*
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$41,900 to $46,950
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$34,160 to $46,805
Invoice* $39,386 to $44,133 $32,319 to $44,273
MPG - City 19 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 23 26 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Land Rover Discovery Sport than the Mazda CX-9. 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 Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Convenience
With the Mazda CX-9, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Land Rover Discovery Sport, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Land Rover Discovery Sport 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. The Land Rover Discovery Sport carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Mazda CX-9.

Dimensions
Since the Land Rover Discovery Sport 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 Land Rover Discovery Sport, 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 Land Rover Discovery Sport doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-9.

Handling
The Land Rover Discovery Sport 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 Land Rover Discovery Sport is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-9 for pulling heavy loads. The Land Rover Discovery Sport has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
The Land Rover Discovery Sport offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda CX-9, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Land Rover Discovery Sport 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 Land Rover Discovery Sport than that of the Mazda CX-9.