Compare 2008 Hyundai Veracruz vs 2008 Mazda CX-9

2008 Hyundai Veracruz
2008 Mazda CX-9
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AWD 4-Door GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Veracruz AWD 4-Door GLS 15 22 $27,270 $28,745
Veracruz AWD 4-Door Limited 15 22 $33,274 $35,895
Veracruz AWD 4-Door SE 15 22 $28,564 $30,445
Veracruz FWD 4-Door GLS 16 23 $25,672 $27,045
Veracruz FWD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $31,710 $34,195
Veracruz FWD 4-Door SE 16 23 $26,983 $28,745
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AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 15 21 $32,041 $34,655
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $28,393 $30,700
CX-9 AWD 4-Door Touring 15 21 $30,435 $32,915
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $30,842 $33,355
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $27,194 $29,400
CX-9 FWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $29,236 $31,615

Pricing

Invoice Price

$27,270
$32,041

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$28,745
$34,655

Monthly Payment Estimate

$479 / month
$578 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.6
8.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

Hyundai’s most expensive model may not quite be a Lexus, but it’s impressive in its own right. The 2008 Mazda CX-9 may be the best-driving full-size seven-passenger crossover out there. It is certainly one of the best looking and appointed.

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Fuel Economy

City

15 mpg 15 mpg

Highway

22 mpg 21 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

56.1 56.9

Second Leg Room (in)

38.4 39.8

Front Head Room (in)

40.3 39.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

150.6 139.2

Second Hip Room (in)

57.4 56.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

60.6 59.4

Third Leg Room (in)

31.5 32.4

Second Head Room (in)

39.9 39.0

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Third Hip Room (in)

45.6 43.7

Second Shoulder Room (in)

60.2 58.7

Front Leg Room (in)

42.6 40.9

Third Head Room (in)

36.1 35.4

Front Hip Room (in)

57.5 56.5

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

68.9 68.0

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - NA

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.7 64.7

Wheelbase (in)

110.4 113.2

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - 31.7

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.6 76.2

Track Width, Front (in)

65.7 65.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.1 8.0

Length, Overall (in)

190.6 199.8

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - 47.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - 48.9

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

40.0 48.4

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 34.8

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

86.8 100.7

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - 19.0

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

6.5 17.2

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - 46.1

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.64 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -

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)

12.76 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

20.6 20.1

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - 41.2

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- TBD - 16.3

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.7 37.4

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.5 3.1

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/65R17 P245/50R20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/65R17 P245/50R20

Spare Tire Size

Compact T155/90R18

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 200

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 2000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4431 4528

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7 20 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7 20 x 7.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

11.1 11.7

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 110

Engine

Displacement

3.8L/231 3.7L/227.4

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

260 @ 6000 273 @ 6250

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

MPI MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

257 @ 4500 270 @ 4250

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

15 15

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

22 21

Transmission

Trans Type

6 6

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.86 0.86

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.39 3.39

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.37 2.37

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.20 3.46

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.16 1.15

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 0.69

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.15 4.15

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.56 1.56

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Veracruz Mazda CX-9

Body Style

4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.67 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

MacPherson Strut NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.06 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-link NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Independent

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