Built for extraordinary adventures with the entire family along, third-row crossovers are the ultimate in comfortable, daily-driving versatility. These 7-passenger vehicles let you take advantage of more space than a compact crossover with an extra row of seating and plenty of cargo space. Not only can you bring along a bunch of cargo inside these vehicles, but you can also hitch up a trailer and bring it along courtesy of this class’s robust powertrain options, available all-wheel drive and premium towing capability.
Within this class, the 2019 Kia Sorento has been a top pick for years. Its current generation provides more than just a good, middle-of-the-road type balance. With two engine and transmission options, the 2019 Kia Sorento lets you choose the vehicle you want. Standard third-row seating ensures that any Sorento is ready to bring everybody along. Up against the 2019 Kia Sorento, is Mazda’s sleek CX-9. Let’s see how they measure up!
2019 Kia Sorento
2019 Mazda CX-9
|290 horsepower (3.3L V6)||Available horsepower||250 horsepower (2.5L turbo)|
|154 cubic feet||Passenger capacity||135 cubic feet|
|73 cubic feet||Maximum cargo volume||71.2 cubic feet|
|5,000 lbs.||Maximum towing capacity||3,500 lbs.|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility?||Available|
|10 years / 100,000 miles||Engine warranty||5 years / 60,000 miles|
|Top Safety Pick +||IIHS safety designation||Not rated (2018 – Top Safety Pick)|
|$21,735 - Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing*||Starts at||$32,280|
As you can see in the chart above, the 2019 Kia Sorento is leaps and bounds ahead of the 2019 Mazda CX-9. Based on this information, in fact, we can’t find a single reason to choose the 2019 Mazda CX-9 over the 2019 Kia Sorento.
Those looking for comfort and convenience will love larger passenger cabin and standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility of the 2019 Kia Sorento. While available in the 2019 CX-9, these smartphone integration features require a pricey upgrade to an already expensive model.
Those looking for power and capability needn’t look any further than the 2019 Kia Sorento. The 2019 Kia Sorento provides more interior space for cargo as well as nearly 50% more towing power over the 2019 Mazda CX-9, making it ideal for outdoor excursions and moving.
Finally, the 2019 Kia Sorento includes Kia’s sterling reliability (rated highest among mass-market brands by J.D. Power), superior safety ratings from the IIHS and a warranty that gives you double the time for powertrain coverage.
All of this for $10,000 less when you buy from Friendly Kia – Tampa Bay’s largest inventory and lowest-priced Kia dealership. For more information on the 2019 Kia Sorento or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!
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