2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

The search for a new three-row crossover SUV can yield many results which can make it difficult for many shoppers to choose the one that would best suit their specific driving needs. The only way to really know which new vehicle would be the best choice for you is to learn more about all of the top choices. Leading the popular segment are the Mazda CX-9 and the Hyundai Santa Fe. Which one can provide you with all of the qualities you are searching for in your next vehicle? This side-by-side comparison of the 2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will help you decide which new crossover SUV will make it into your garage.

For 2016, the new Mazda CX-9 has received a full redesign and now offers the latest “KODO Soul of Motion” exterior design language and a new turbocharged SKYACTIV® engine that provides increased performance and a higher fuel economy rating than the previous model. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe remains unchanged from last years model and continues to offer the same looks and features.

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2016 Mazda CX-9 VS 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
$31,520 MSRP $30,400
2.5-liter SKYACTIV® 4-cyl Engine 3.3-liter V-6
310 lb-ft Torque 252 lb-ft
22 city/28 hwy Fuel Economy 18 city/25 hwy

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2016 Mazda CX-9 Comparison

The first thing that you’ll notice when researching both the Mazda CX-9 and Hyundai Santa Fe are their engine specs and fuel economy ratings. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 uses its new turbocharged SKYACTIV® engine to produce 310 lb-ft of torque while also offering a fuel economy rating of 22 city/28 highway. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe may have a larger engine than the Mazda CX-9, but it is not capable of giving you the same numbers. The Santa Fe can only manage to deliver 252 lb-ft of torque and a fuel economy rating of 18 city/25 hwy. On the inside of these crossover SUVs you’ll see a very similar set of standard and available features, the only difference is that the newly redesigned interior of the 2016 Mazda CX-9 offers the refinement that you want and need.

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2016 Mazda CX-9 exterior style and design photo
2016 Mazda CX-9 features and options
2016 Mazda CX-9 interior photo

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