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

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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The CX-9 and Sorento are the closest competitors in the large SUV crowd. There are some differences worth discussing, despite what they may have in common. We have made a comprehensive list of how one of these SUVs rises above the rest. If you’re in the market for a new SUV, keep reading!


The Size:

For those looking to purchase an SUV to accommodate a family, a carpooling situation, or even a sports team, this section will tell you a lot about how many bodies can fit comfortable in these vehicles.


If we were to park these two vehicles side by side and look at them–the CX-9 is quite obviously larger than the other. It measures 5.08 meters long and 1.97 meters wide. The other measures 4.78 meters long by 1.89 wide.


Looking at the difference in size would probably have you thinking that the CX-9 also weighs more than the Sorento. The truth is, the CX-9 is actually lighter. It weighs 1911 kg and the Sorento weighs 1985 kg.


The Price:

The CX-9 Grand Touring will be available for purchase at $52,890, while other trims will start at $40K+. There will be additional on-road costs to choose from.


The Deal:

The CX-9 is larger, roomier, more accommodating, precise and responds smoothly on the road. The Sorento’s steering doesn’t measure up to Mazda’s sharp accuracy and it’s quieter than all others in its class.

Come test-drive Mazda’s CX-9 Grand Touring model, or any other that calls to you. At CardinaleWay Mazda in Corona, we carry a great selection of small and large SUVs, convertibles, sedans and compact cars. All of our vehicles are new or certified pre-owned. You can trust our amazing sales staff to help you find the option for you.






CardinaleWay Mazda Corona

2595 Wardlow Road

Corona, CA 92882

Phone: 888.671.6176


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

Monday, September 19th, 2016

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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