Kia Sorento vs Mazda CX-9 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2023 Kia Sorento EX FWD
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Specs

2023 Kia Sorento
EX FWD
2023 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Dual Clutch 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.7 gal 19.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
281 hp @ 5,800 RPM
250 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
311 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
320 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
10.5:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.48 in x 4 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 41 in
Back Legroom 41.7 in 39.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.6 cu ft 14.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,501 lbs 1,434 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 189.4 in 199.4 in
Width 74.8 in 86.9 in
Height 66.9 in 69 in
Wheelbase 110.8 in 115.3 in

Available Options

2023 Kia Sorento
EX FWD
2023 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD

Exterior Colors

  • POLYMETAL Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates

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