2021 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2021 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

New 2021 Mazda CX-9

2021 Mazda
CX-9

See Details & Photos
New 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$34,160 to $46,805
Get Your Price
$30,855 to $50,025
Invoice* $32,319 to $44,273 $29,590 to $47,973
MPG - City 20 - 22 17 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 23 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
The Mazda CX-9 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-9 and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Convenience
The Mazda CX-9 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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). The Mazda CX-9 is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. 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 Mazda CX-9 and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-9 is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Mazda CX-9 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-9 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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

Performance
The Mazda CX-9 has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Mazda CX-9 seats a lot fewer people than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. The Mazda CX-9 has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-9 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.