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

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2021 Land Rover
Discovery Sport

MSRP*: $41,900 to $46,950
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Picture of the 2021 Mazda CX-9

2021 Mazda
CX-9

MSRP*: $34,160 to $46,805
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Invoice* $39,386 to $44,133 $32,319 to $44,273
MPG - City 19 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 55.6 ft3 71.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 246 hp 227 hp
Towing Capacity 4,409 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 181.0 in 199.4 in
Exterior Width 75.0 in 77.5 in
Leg Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 39.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 39.3 - 40.1 in
Rear 38.5 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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 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.

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.

Powertrain
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.

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.