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2021 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

Picture of the 2021 Mazda CX-9

2021 Mazda
CX-9

MSRP*: $34,160 to $46,805
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

2021 Volkswagen
ID.4

MSRP*: $39,995 to $48,175
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Invoice* $32,319 to $44,273 $38,396 to $46,248
MPG - City 20 - 22 MPG 104 - 107 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 89 - 91 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 71.2 ft3 64.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 201-hp, (electric), 295-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 227 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 199.4 in 180.5 in
Exterior Width 77.5 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 39.3 - 40.1 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-9 than in the Volkswagen ID.4. The Volkswagen ID.4 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-9, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Mazda CX-9, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen ID.4.

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 Mazda CX-9 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen ID.4. 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 ID.4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-9 is much wider than the Volkswagen ID.4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mazda CX-9, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen ID.4.

Handling
The Mazda CX-9 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volkswagen ID.4, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mazda CX-9 is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen ID.4 for pulling heavy loads. The Mazda CX-9 has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Mazda CX-9 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Utility
The Mazda CX-9 offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen ID.4, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mazda CX-9 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volkswagen ID.4.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-9 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen ID.4.