Hunting for a high-quality crossover can leave you with more questions than answers if you’re not prepared – every model manufacturer will try to tout its lineup as the best you can get, but as we all know, there have to be winners and losers in every market. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 and Hyundai Santa Fe represent two of your best options when you’re looking for performance and sophistication – these imports are both leaders in their own regard, but which one is the right companion for your life?
To help with that question, we want to show you some research we’ve done on the new CX-9 and Santa Fe models. There's plenty to love with both of these, and we think you’ll end up with a new favorite SUV!
2.5-liter Inline 4 / Up to 250 horsepower & 310 pound-feet of torque
Engine / Max. Horsepower and Torque Output
2.4-liter Inline 4 / up to 235 horsepower & 260 pound-feet of torque
3,500 pounds / 1,453 pounds
Towing / Payload Capacities
2,000 pounds / 1,138 pounds
71.2 cubic feet / Seven Passengers
Interior Cargo Volume / Seating Capacity
71.3 cubic feet / Five Passengers
Test drive a new 2019 Mazda CX-9 at Frank Boucher Mazda in Racine WI
Not only does the 2019 CX-9 offer greater power and more passenger space than its Hyundai counterpart, but its interior tech features offer much more refinement than you might be accustomed to with SUVs of its magnitude. Inside, you’ll have a high-resolution center display to work with, complete with Apple CarPlay compatibility and a multifunction control knob. Sound-dampening materials are also included, creating a drive that’s much more serene and peaceful than most of the CX-9's competition. To top it all off, it offers the following driver assistance technologies, all of which can give you a safer drive than the Santa Fe can promise:
Mazda Radar Cruise Control
Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning
Blind Spot Monitoring
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning System
Lane Keep Assist
Adaptive Front-Lighting System
High Beam Control
Traffic Sign Recognition
Don’t hesitate to contact our Frank Boucher Mazda of Racine sales team if we can help you get set up for a test drive of the 2019 Mazda CX-9. We’d love to show you even more of what makes it such an iconic SUV!