2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2017 Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 marque is known in many parts of the world due to its robustness and dependability. Currently however, this is not your only option if you are shopping for a Sports Utility Vehicle that will offer quality, robustness and dependability. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe offers all of these and more in spades. In fact, when put both vehicles side to side, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly more of a driver’s car compared to the Mazda CX-9. These are some of the reasons for this.

Design & Style

The Mazda CX-9 has a design that is somewhat ubiquitous, mostly because the same design is used in a growing number of other SUVs. As a result, some may find it too common and forgettable. However, the design of the interior is of high quality, as Mazda CX-9s usually are. The build quality is excellent, though it could use a little color since most of the interior is monochromatic and dull.

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe has an exterior design that is instantly recognizable. A lot of thought has gone into designing the interior, resulting in a car that feels comfortable and luxurious, and which will last long before the trim starts to fall off.

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology and safety, you are likely to get more from the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe compared to the 2016 Mazda CX-9. The Mazda CX-9’s tech and safety highlights include ABS, four-wheel traction control, side mounted airbags, and rear airbags. These features are standard in all Mazda CX-9s, and extra features such as cruise control can be gotten as extras.

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe also offers side-mounted airbags, rear airbags, antilock brakes and traction control in addition to a host of other safety systems, so you and the other occupants in the car will be well protected. In addition to that, other standard features include a backup camera, heated seats and multi-zone automatic climate control. The end result is comfort and safety for all in the vehicle.


The performance from both cars is closely matched, but the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe edges out the Mazda CX-9 on a couple of major areas. The Mazda CX-9 ships with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine which generates 227 horsepower through a continuously variable transmission system.

The Hyundai, on the other hand, ships with a gasoline 3.3-liter 4-cylinder engine which generates 290 horsepower. This is mated to 6-speed manual transmission, with the option of getting an automatic transmission available. As is evident, the Hyundai has more than enough power so you don’t need to worry about sluggish response, as you would in the Mazda.

The Bottom Line

The Mazda CX-9 and the Hyundai have different features that make them popular in different circles. However, for the driver who is interested in getting nothing but the best from their vehicle, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe has a lot more to offer compared to the 2017 Mazda CX-9.

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754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
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