Over the past decade, we have seen the SUV grow in popularity and eventually become the number one vehicle choice among Americans. While minivans used to be seen as the top choice for families, many are choosing to buy full-size SUVs instead. There are many full-size SUV options in the market, however, two popular choices are the 2021 Mazda CX-9 and the 2021 Kia Sorento.
Both models can seat up to seven passengers and have three rows of seating. The 2021 Mazda CX9 is available in five trim levels: Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring, and Signature. The 2021 Kia Sorento is available is five trim levels: LX, S, EX, SX, and SX Prestige. Although both models are available in five trim levels, we will be focusing on their base trim levels. If you are curious to see how these two full-size SUVs stack up, keep reading for our 2021 Mazda CX-9 vs 2021 Kia Sorento comparison.
2021 Mazda CX-9
2021 Kia Sorento
|227 hp||Engine Power||191 hp|
|310 lb-ft||Engine Torque||181 lb-ft|
|14.4 cubic feet||Cargo Space||12.6 cubic feet|
Looking at the comparison table, we can see why both models are so popular. However, only one can be declared the winner of this comparison. Starting with the first category, the 2021 Kia Sorento manages to steal a win with a lower starting price.
Next, we have their engine performance. In both engine power and engine torque, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 provides higher performance. The CX-9 engine has 36 more horsepower and 129 more lb-ft of torque. Finally, we have their cargo space dimensions. When all rows are upright, the Mazda CX-9 has 14.4 cubic feet of space while the Kia Sorento has 12.6 cubic feet of cargo space.
Taking into account every category we’ve discussed today, we can confidently say that the 2021 Mazda CX-9 should be your top pick for a new full-size SUV. If you are interested in getting into the driver’s seat of a 2021 Mazda CX-9, check out our available inventory at Metro Mazda of Mesquite and then schedule a test drive!