2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

SUVs have become one of the most popular vehicle styles in the United States. Seeing family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers with their SUVs may have convinced you to get one for yourself. One SUV you should consider is the 2020 Mazda CX-9. The Mazda CX-9 is a three-row SUV equipped with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder with VVT engine.

Since SUVs are a popular vehicle style, there is a lot of competition in the market. One competitor of the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai Santa Fe is a compact SUV equipped with a 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve with D-CVVT Inline four-cylinder engine. Today, we will be comparing these two models to help you decide which model is the best fit for you. We will be focusing on starting MSRP, engine power, engine torque and seating capacity.  

2020 Mazda CX-9


2020 Hyundai Santa Fe


Starting MSRP $25,900

227 hp

Engine Power 185 hp
310 lb-ft Engine Torque 178 lb-ft
7 passengers Seating Capacity 5 passengers


2020 Mazda CX-9 Convenience Features

As you can see above the 2020 Mazda CX-9 has more engine power, engine torque and a larger seating capacity. On the other hand, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has a lower starting MSRP. If you like a larger SUV with high power and performance, then the Mazda CX-9 is the choice for you. However, if you’re on a budget and prefer a smaller SUV, then the Hyundai Santa Fe is the choice for you.

While you decide on which SUV you want to purchase, here are the convenience features of the 2020 Mazda CX-9. The second-row captain’s chairs help bring refined comfort for passengers in the second row. Opening your CX-9 when your hands are full is easier with the available hands-free Power Rear Liftgate. All you have to do is put your foot under the bumper and the liftgate will automatically open up. Access your phone’s apps and features with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration for the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System. The available 12-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® 2 Surround Sound Audio System with Audiopilot® and SurroundStage technologies to give you a premium audio experience.