When comparing the 2021 Kia Telluride's and the 2021 Mazda CX-9's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The 2021 Mazda CX-9 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Kia Telluride's and the 2021 Mazda CX-9's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is a better car than the 2021 Kia Telluride.
2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Mazda CX-9 Pricing
A used 2021 Kia Telluride ranges from $31,968 to $46,210 while a used 2021 Mazda CX-9 is priced between $26,101 to $37,280.
2021 Kia Telluride vs. 2021 Mazda CX-9 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Kia Telluride loses 47 percent of its value and the 2021 Mazda CX-9 loses 46.3 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Mazda CX-9 retains 0.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Kia Telluride.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Kia Telluride’s base engine makes 291 horsepower, and the 2021 Mazda CX-9 base engine makes 250 horsepower. The Telluride is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 489 miles. The CX-9 is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 532 miles. This gives the 2021 Mazda CX-9 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2021 Kia Telluride. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the 2021 Kia Telluride has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Kia Telluride and the 2021 Mazda CX-9 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.