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2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda
CX-9

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New 2021 Volvo XC40

2021 Volvo
XC40

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MSRP*
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$33,890 to $46,215
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$33,700 to $41,450
Invoice* $32,064 to $43,716 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City 20 - 22 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 30 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-9 than in the Volvo XC40. The Mazda CX-9 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC40.

Convenience
The Mazda CX-9 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo XC40, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda CX-9 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volvo XC40. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda CX-9 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-9 is much wider than the Volvo XC40, 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 Volvo XC40.

Drivetrain
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 Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Mazda CX-9 has a larger turning radius than the Volvo XC40, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Mazda CX-9 will do just as well as the Volvo XC40, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Mazda CX-9 has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC40.

Utility
The Mazda CX-9 offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC40, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Mazda CX-9, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-9 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo XC40.