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2021 Kia Sorento vs. 2021 Mazda CX-9

The 2021 Kia Sorento and 2021 Mazda CX-9 are the peak of the three-row seating SUV market. The 2021 Sorento has been redesigned for the current model year, featuring a new 4-cylinder engine and available features like 2nd-row captain’s seats, digital instrument cluster, and wider infotainment screen. All these great features come in the now-standard three-row seating body, perfect for the modern family lifestyle. Find your Sorento here at Foster Kia, and see how it stacks up against a top competitor in the Mazda CX-9.

Design

Kia Sorento Design

The 2021 Sorento has been completely redesigned for the 2021 model year, on the inside and out. Featuring more head and leg room than ever before for both driver, passenger, and rear occupants. It features a more modern interior design, with superior technology and infotainment compared to the CX-9.

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Mazda CX-9 Design

The CX-9 features a slightly more coupe-like shape with a slanted roof shape towards the rear, rather than it being squared off like traditional SUV designs. However, this design leads to less functional space for cargo on the interior. The exterior design compensates for this, with a body that is 25.5cm longer than the Sorento. On the inside, it lacks the full complement of technology features found in the Sorento.

Safety

Both models feature the same level of safety options and features across various trim levels. With features like blind spot monitoring, forward collision avoidance, lane-keep systems, automatic high beams, and an overhead-view monitor all equipped, you’ll be well protected in your 2021 Sorento. A similar level of features can be found on the CX-9.

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Performance

Kia Sorento Performance

The Kia Sorento features two engine options, either the standard 2.5L 4-Cylinder engine, or the Turbocharged 2.5L 4-Cylinder, which produces 250hp and 311lb-ft of torque. All-Wheel-Drive is standard, along with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Sorento achieves 9.9L/100km combined fuel rating, which slightly exceeds the CX-9.

Mazda CX-9 Performance

The CX-9 offers only one engine option, the 2.5L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder that pushes out 227hp and 310lb-ft of torque. The CX-9 has a combined fuel efficiency of 10.5L/100km, clocking in slightly higher than what the Sorento offers.

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Kia Sorento vs. Mazda CX-9 Verdict

The Sorento exceeds the Mazda CX-9 in both performance, and design. Loaded with the very latest technological features from Kia. This new family SUV is the perfect companion to take everyone along for an enjoyable journey. From road trips to daily commutes, trust the 2021 Sorento to take your family forward. Find your Sorento here at Foster Kia today, and experience the best of the Kia brand here.

If you’re looking for a one-stop solution in Scarborough for all your automotive needs, visit us today at Foster Kia. We offer a substantial inventory of new and used vehicles, and with all of the exceptional vehicles in the Kia model lineup, you’re sure to find a vehicle that will fit your needs. If you’re already quite attached to your current Kia vehicle, we also offer parts, service, and much more.