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Kia Telluride vs. Mazda CX-9

When comparing the Kia Telluride to the Mazda CX-9, the Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, interior volume and base engine power. The Mazda CX-9 has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Kia Telluride and Mazda CX-9 have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Kia Telluride versus the Mazda CX-9, the Kia Telluride is a better car than the Mazda CX-9.

Kia Telluride versus Mazda CX-9 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Kia Telluride ranges from $37,775 to $53,988 while a used Mazda CX-9 from the same model year range is priced between $30,662 to $42,000. For a new model, the Kia Telluride's price is between $36,716 and $54,250, with the Mazda CX-9 priced between $38,923 and $48,673.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Kia Telluride’s base engine makes 291 horsepower, and the Mazda CX-9 base engine makes 250 horsepower. Both the Telluride and the CX-9 are rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 489 and 507 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the 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 trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Kia Telluride has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Mazda CX-9 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

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2022 Kia Telluride

2023 Mazda CX-9

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$36,716 - $54,250

Used Asking Price:

$37,775 - $53,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$38,923 - $48,673

Used Asking Price:

$30,662 - $42,000

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

8.0 / 10

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

15 / 25
17 / 31
18 / 31
20 / 25
42 / 61
51 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

6 / 25
7 / 31
7 / 25
8 / 61
9 / 31
9 / 25
10 / 61
11 / 31
11 / 25
13 / 61
15 / 31
45 / 61

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Mazda’s CX-9 is a three-row crossover SUV that’s slightly smaller but more engaging to drive than most of its direct competitors.

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Outstanding standard features make CX-9 a near-premium vehicle
  • The Turbocharged engine is a reviewer’s favorite

  • Aging infotainment setup
  • Smaller than most of its segment peers

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LX, SX, EX, S

Trim Levels

Carbon Edition, Touring, Touring Plus, Grand Touring, Signature

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

291 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

262 foot-lbs @ 5200 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.071 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

250 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

320 foot-lbs @ 2500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.057 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 26 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

376 / 489 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 26 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

390 / 507 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

61.2 inches

Cargo Space:

21 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

87 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

199.1 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.1 inches

Cargo Space:

14.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

71.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

150.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4112 lbs

Width:

78.3 inches

Height:

68.9 inches

Length:

196.9 inches

Wheelbase:

114.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4409 lbs

Width:

86.9 inches

Height:

69 inches

Length:

199.4 inches

Wheelbase:

115.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P245/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

P255/60R18