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2019 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Kia Sorento 

When you’re on the hunt for a sleek, powerful and classy SUV, you could do a lot worse than the models that Mazda and Kia have been cooking up for 2019. All of them are at the top of their class, featuring unparalleled performance and convenience, but the CX-9 and Sorento stand alone in the minds of many consumers. Both of these are top choices for you as a driver, but which one is best suited to accompany you on the daily commute?  

A big part of our job here at Boucher Mazda is to give you all the relevant info you need to make a decision about the best models for your situations, so we’ve put some research together on the 2019 CX-9 and Sorento SUVs to see how they stack up head-to-head. Check them both out! 

2019 Mazda CX-9 


2019 Kia Sorento 


Starting MSRP  $26,290 

2.5-liter Four-Cylinder / Up to 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque 

Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output  2.4-liter Four Cylinder / 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque 
Seven Passengers / 71.2 cubic feet with seat area  Seating Volume / Interior Cargo Capacity  Seven Passengers / 73 cubic feet with seat area 
3,500 pounds / up to 1,453 pounds  Towing Capacity and Payload Rating  2,000 pounds / 1,278 pounds 


Test drive the new 2019 Mazda CX-9 at Frank Boucher Mazda in Racine WI 

Looking a bit deeper into these two models, there’s one clear victor – the 2019 CX-9. With heated second-row seats (complete with Nappa leather materials), SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control, and a beautiful touchscreen interface that houses compatibility to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the 2019 CX-9 is a comprehensive and refined SUV that the Sorento, to be honest, just can’t compete with. That’s not even discussing the CX-9's safety features, which are equal parts numerous and highly advanced: 

  • Radar Cruise Control 
  • Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning 
  • Blind Spot Monitoring 
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert 
  • Lane Departure Warning System 
  • Many more! 

By now, you should be able to see why our opinion of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is so high. So, feel free to give our Frank Boucher Mazda team a call if you think it’s right for your family; we’d love the chance to help you bring it home today!