Large SUV Comparison: Mazda’s CX-9 vs. Kia’s Sorento, Part I

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Mazda’s CX-9 stands above the rest in its class–and the Kia Sorento is its closest competitor. If you are looking to purchase an SUV, please keep reading. We’re about to take a close look at why the CX-9 is most likely to be Mazda’s most popular SUV.


The Interior:

Features! The CX-9 sports electric passenger seat adjustment, heated front seats, autonomous emergency braking (ABS), voice-controlled internet app connectivity and blind-spot monitor.

The Kia Sorento lacks all of these things.

Seats? The CX-9 has seven wide and comfortable seats in every row. Even the seats that pop up from beneath the floor. As far as space and comfort goes, Mazda wins hands-down.


Trunk space? We know this is important to many people who need the space to move items. When all seats are popped up, or occupied, the trunk space measures at 230 liter volume. The Sorento measures just 142 liters. If you were to pull down the third rows, the CX-9’s trunk space measures a huge 810L while the Sorento gets only 605L.


The Connectivity:

There are twice the number of USB ports in the CX-9 than in the Sorento. It also boasts a larger touchscreen and an ability to connect your smartphone to internet apps like Pandora. The voice control has also been praised for its extreme accuracy. The Sorento has a smaller touchscreen and lacks those other features.


The Engine:

The CX-9 will carry a 2.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that’s expected to out-perform and outsell diesel engines.


The only option available in the Sorento is an all-wheel drive with a 2.2 liter four-cylinder engine.


Stop by CardinaleWay Mazda in Corona to experience the CX-9 for yourself. It’s a gorgeous and innovative SUV. Mazda’s reliability and pleasurable driving experience will have you wishing you’d visited us sooner!





CardinaleWay Mazda Corona

2595 Wardlow Road

Corona, CA 92882

Phone: 888.671.6176