2020 MAZDA CX-9 vs. 2020 Kia Sorento

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Having a tough time deciding which 7-passenger SUV is right for you and your family? Look no further than the 2020 Mazda CX-9! The CX-9 embodies Mazda’s striking and bold exterior that’s aerodynamic and eye catching. The Mazda CX-9 features a more powerful standard engine than the competing 2020 Kia Sorento, offers a more comfortable and accommodating interior, and provides greater accessibility and technology features. The all-new Mazda CX-9 has also been recognized by the IIHS as a 2019 Top Safety Pick+, so you can be rest assured that you and your family will be traveling in a safe vehicle. Stop by Capitol City Mazda today and check out the Mazda CX-9!

Comfortable Interior

Step inside and nestle into the comfortable interior of the Mazda CX-9. With 135 cubic feet of passenger volume, there’s ample room for everyone to stretch out for a long road trip. No matter which row you have passengers in, everyone will be comfortable with the CX-9’s standard Three Zone Automatic Climate Control with Pollen Filter. The Sorento only offers a dual-zone automatic climate control, so backseat passengers can’t set their own temperature like they can in the CX-9. As you settle in for your wintertime morning commute, only the Mazda CX-9 provides standard heated front seats with 3 heat levels to choose from.

If you’re planning your next family trip, you can rest easy that Mazda offers the most interior cargo space with 14.4 cubic feet- that’s 3 more cubic feet of space than what the Kia Sorento offers with 11.3 cubic feet. For trips where you don’t need the extra seating, the Mazda CX-9 makes room for a maximum cargo space of 71.2 cubic feet.

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Accessibility and Convenient Features

Finding a vehicle that reduces your daily stress doesn’t need to be hard. Don’t worry about fussing with keys, fumbling with full hands to open your trunk, or struggle to read the information on your infotainment system touchscreen with Mazda. The CX-9 offers proximity key with push button start standard. The Kia Sorento only offers this feature on its higher-end trims. You’ll also enjoy the Power Rear Liftgate with programmable height adjustment standard on the Mazda CX-9 Touring trim and higher.

The CX-9 also now offers a larger 9-inch touchscreen with its Mazda Connect Infotainment System. See directions, messages, and other compatible controls with ease on the larger screen. The Kia Sorento only offers a standard 7-inch or available 8-inch touchscreen. As you connect your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, you can enjoy the amazing sound quality of the available 12-speaker Bose Sound System.

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Drivability

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 offers the acceleration you need with one step on the throttle. Equipped with the standard Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine, the CX-9 provides up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft of torque. The Kia Sorento comes standard with a 2.4L engine that can only deliver 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s 65 more horsepower and over 140 more lb.-ft. of torque! The Mazda CX-9 also offers its available i-ACTIV AWD on all trim levels, so you can grip the road and have improved handling for all driving situations.

While the Kia Sorento only offers driver assist technology on higher trim levels, the Mazda CX-9 offers its i-Activsense technology standard. Lane Departure Warning, Lane-Keep Assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, and others are all standard on the CX-9. Through sensor technology, your CX-9 will detect lines on the road and alert you if you begin to drift out of your lane without an intended turn signal. Keep you and your family safe with the Mazda CX-9!

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Excited to get your family in the all-new Mazda CX-9? Stop by Capitol City Mazda today, and our dedicated sales team will be happy to answer any questions you may have and take you for a test drive.

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