2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Kia Sorento

Do you have your heart set on an SUV as your next vehicle? Are you finding that a compact model won’t fit your equipment and crew, but a full size model is just too big? We have the perfect solution: a midsize variation! Many drivers find midsize models to be the right fit because of the extended passenger and cargo accommodations while still being fuel efficient. Most brands offer at least one midsize model in their lineup, so let us help you narrow down your decision with our 2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Kia Sorento comparison.

Under the hood of the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is a SKYACTIV-2.5T DOHC 4-cylinder VVT engine, which delivers a 227 to 250 horsepower and a 3500-pound towing capacity. That is more than enough power to tow a lightweight boat or a trailer full of supplies for your next DIY project! In addition to the engine power, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is available with either Front-wheel drive or All-wheel drive. With the extra power and traction provided by All-wheel drive, you will be able to handle snow-covered roads more easily!

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2016 Mazda CX-9 VS 2016 Kia Sorento
SKYACTIV-G 2.5T DOHC 4-cylinder VVT Engine Options

2.4L DOHC I-4

3.3L DOHC V6

2.0L DOHC I-4 Turbo

Front-wheel drive

All-wheel drive


Front-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

71 cubic feet Max. Cargo Capacity 73 cubic feet
MAZDA CONNECT Infotainment UVO eServices

2016 Mazda CX-9 Interior Space and Options

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 can comfortably accommodate up to seven passengers, plus 14 cubic feet of cargo volume. As the rear seats are folded down, the cargo volume will increase to 38 cubic feet, and again to a grand total of 71 cubic feet.

In addition to the expansive space, the interior of the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is available with some pretty awesome options to help make the ride even more fun! The most popular option is the MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system, which allows passengers to enjoy their choice of music!

If you have any questions regarding the 2016 Mazda CX-9 vs 2016 Kia Sorento comparison, please contact a sales professional at Royal South Mazda.

Side profile of 2016 Mazda CX-9
2016 Mazda CX-9 in black
2016 Mazda CX-9 interior
2016 Mazda CX-9 on the highway

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