2019 Mazda CX-9 vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe 

The largest model in the Mazda lineup is and always has been the Mazda CX-9 mid-size crossover. This is the only Mazda vehicle that features three rows of seating. The Mazda CX-9 is known for is spaciousness, sophistication, performance, and affordability. So, how does it compare to others? 

That is what we are here to find out. We are putting the 2019 Mazda CX-9 up against another popular crossover, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. These crossovers are similar in a lot of ways, so we thought this would make for a great matchup. Check out our table below for information on the base models of each vehicle.

dark gray mazda cx-9 compared to silver hyundai santa fe

2019 Mazda CX-9 


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe 

250-horsepower, SKYACTIV®-G turbocharged I-4  Engine specs  185-horsepower, 2.4-liter I-4 
7 Seating capacity  5
3,500 lbs.  Maximum towing capacity  1,138 lbs. 
Available, with voice activation  Integrated navigation system  Not available 

Get the 2019 Mazda CX-9 in Irvine, CA

The Mazda CX-9 is more powerful, capable, spacious, and technologically sound than the Hyundai Santa Fe. All of that justifies its higher starting MSRP of $32,280 ($25,750 for the Sante Fe). The Mazda CX-9 is truly a remarkable ride, and when equipped with the Signature trim, it becomes a luxurious, executive SUV. Features on the Signature trim include wood trim, Auburn Nappa leather seating and trim, rosewood inlays, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. 

Come on down to Tuttle-Click Mazda to learn more about the great Mazda CX-9. It’s practical, stylish, and powerful. We promise you will love everything about this mid-size crossover. We hope to see you here soon so we can get you set up with a test drive!