Compare 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
2018 Mazda CX-9
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Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic 17 23 $37,156 $39,550
Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic AWD 17 22 $38,782 $41,300
Santa Fe SE 3.3L Automatic 18 25 $29,382 $30,850
Santa Fe SE 3.3L Automatic AWD 18 24 $31,025 $32,600
Santa Fe SE Ultimate 3.3L Automatic 17 23 $36,894 $38,850
Santa Fe SE Ultimate 3.3L Automatic AWD 17 22 $38,537 $40,600
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Automatic 20 28 $29,883 $31,350
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Automatic AWD 19 26 $31,340 $32,900
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate Automatic 20 27 $33,925 $35,650
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate Automatic AWD 19 24 $35,382 $37,200
Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Automatic 21 27 $23,867 $24,950
Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Automatic AWD 20 26 $25,324 $26,500
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 Grand Touring AWD 20 26 $39,996 $42,270
CX-9 Grand Touring FWD 22 28 $38,294 $40,470
CX-9 Signature AWD 20 26 $41,930 $44,315
CX-9 Sport AWD 20 26 $32,111 $33,930
CX-9 Sport FWD 22 28 $30,409 $32,130
CX-9 Touring AWD 20 26 $34,788 $36,760
CX-9 Touring FWD 22 28 $33,086 $34,960
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,156
$39,996
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,550
$42,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$659 / month
$705 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport still does what good crossover SUVs do best: it delivers flexible space, decent performance, and great value. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 meets or exceeds expectations for what a mainstream three-row crossover can be. Have you seen it?
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 57.9
Third Leg Room (in)
30.9 29.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
44.1 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.1
Passenger Capacity
6 7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 35.4
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
55.4 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
146.6 135.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 77.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
193.1 199.4
Height, Overall (in)
66.5 67.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 115.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80 71.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
13.5 14.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.9 38.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 50.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 58.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 30.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 84.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 21.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 40.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 12.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 19.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 38.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55TR19 P255/50VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55TR19 P255/50VR20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4017 4361
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 20 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
Displacement
3.3 L/204 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 5200 310 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 4.41
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 1.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.65 3.49
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Santa Fe Mazda CX-9
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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