2021 Mazda CX-9 vs Kia Telluride

February 28th, 2021 by

If you’re on the hunt for a three-row SUV, you will find that there are a good deal of vehicles in the market to choose from. The Mazda CX-9 is sophisticated, spacious, and packed with performance – making it everything you need in your next SUV. To see how the CX-9 stacks up against the competition, we’ve compared it to one of its biggest competitors, the Kia Telluride. 

2021 Mazda CX-9

Power & Fuel Efficiency

The CX-9 comes standard with a 2.5-liter turbocharged I4 base engine, while the Kia Telluride has a base 3.9-liter V6 engine. Though the Telluride’s engine is impressive, the CX-9’s turbocharged SKYACTIV® engine allows it to impress with greater torque. 20 lb-ft of torque at a low 2,800 rpm gives the CX-9 the power to move quickly and pass faster. If you’re looking for a family-friendly SUV that’s fuel-efficient, you will prefer the CX-9. While the Telluride has an average fuel efficiency of 20 city/26 highway, the CX-9 boasts a fuel efficiency of 22 city/28 highway. 


Standard Safety Features

Both the CX-9 and Telluride come standard with an impressive suite of safety features that include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, rear-cross traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control with stop and go. However, only the CX-9 comes standard with automatic high beams and pedestrian detection.


Standard Interior Features 

When it comes to interior features, the CX-9 has everything you need and more! New for the 2021 model year is a standard 10.25-inch display, much larger than Telluride’s standard 8-inch screen. For a 10.25 inch display on the Telluride, drivers have to choose a higher trim level. In addition to this, the CX-9 also has standard heated front seats, another feature that is available on the Telluride’s higher trim levels. 


Shop the Mazda CX-9 at Serra Mazda Brighton 

If you find that you want to end your search for a three-row SUV with the Mazda CX-9, look no further than Serra Mazda Brighton. We have a great selection of CX-9 models available and our friendly sales staff is ready to help you find the perfect trim for you! Contact us today to schedule your test drive of the Mazda CX-9.

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