2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Mazda CX-9

The three-row SUV is something you want to get right, when you're out vehicle shopping. When you're looking for an SUV, you likely desire engine power, room and versatility; a vehicle without compromise. And if it's affordable, even better. So if you whiff and choose one that is lacking in some key categories, it's hard to recover from your decision. It's a lot like missing on a #1 draft pick in the NFL – you'll probably have to select another to replace the underperforming version you currently have in a few years.

Which is why it's fortunate Kia comes correct with its 2017 Kia Sorento SUV, a performance-packed, spacious, versatile and value-packed crossover that tramples over competition in its class like the 2017 Mazda CX-9. Why is this so? Check out the engine thump of the 2017 Sorento: Its V6 models, four trim options in all, top out at 290 horsepower and the ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds. That's heavy-duty power that enables you to move another vehicle, if you so desire. The 2017 Mazda CX-9, on the other hand, maxes out at 250 HP in all of its trim versions, and peaks with a 3,500-pound towing capacity – these two are so far apart in the power category it's like a heavyweight trading punches with a cruiserweight.

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2017 Kia Sorento Vs. 2017 Mazda CX-9
$18,825; $19,125 for mid-range trim (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $31,520 MSRP; $36,142 for mid-range trim (The Competition)
5,000 Towing Capacity (lbs.) 3,500
290 Top HP 250
73.5 Cargo Room (cubic feet) 71.2
Yes U.S. News & World Report "Best 3-Row SUV for the Money"? No
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? No
10-yr/100k-mile limited powertrain; 5-yr/60k-mile bumper-to-bumper Warranty Coverage 5-yr/60k-mile limited powertrain; 3-yr/36k-mile bumper-to-bumper

See the Versatility, Performance of the Sorento at Tampa-Area Friendly Kia

The 2017 Kia Sorento hasn't delivered the knockout punch yet, but another haymaker is coming. Base models of the 2017 Sorento are available at Friendly Kia for huge savings, with prices starting around $19,000 with our VIP Price at our Tampa-area lot, while the 2017 Mazda CX-9 has an MSRP of more than $30,000 to start. We have mid-level trim grades that are available starting between $19,125 to around $24,000 on the lot, while local competitors are asking for at least $36,000 for mid-level trims on their lots. In addition, the 2017 Sorento comes with more cargo room (73.5 cubic feet to 71.2) and more room for passengers than the 2017 CX-9. Once inside, you'll see other features of the 2017 Sorento that nailed down the U.S. News & World Report award for "Best 3-Row SUV for the Money," with available UVO3 eServices, available 10-speaker audio, an available 14-way adjustable driver's seat, and more.

We'd like to show you additional advantages the 2017 Sorento holds, but we trust it's clear the edge the Kia midsize SUV has over Mazda's, with a lower starting price, more power and other amenities that make it the real deal for performance-craving, value-loving drivers everywhere!

We look forward to showing you the 2017 Kia Sorento, which we have in stock at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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