2020 Kia Telluride Vs. 2019 Mazda CX-9

split screen image comparing 2020 Kia Telluride Vs. 2019 Mazda CX-9

Being able to bring everybody along on your various adventures demands a vehicle that has more than just enough seating for seven or eight passengers. You need to make sure those passengers are comfortably seated, entertained and that there is enough room to bring along the gear and accouterments the journey will require. With drivers everywhere looking for ways to get the most out of their miles, vehicles that fare especially well in this class support this mission with three rows of seating, a ton of legroom and plenty of cargo space for passengers in all three rows.

As the newest model in the popular third-row SUV segment, the 2020 Kia Telluride has had a few years to see which features drivers like, which features they’re clamoring for and which features would be serendipitous inclusions. The 2020 Kia Telluride is a product of this development and gives families so many reasons to get out and enjoy the road. Up against the 2020 Kia Telluride today is the 2019 Mazda CX-9. Let’s see how they do!

2020 Kia Telluride


2019 Mazda CX-9

8 passengers Maximum seating 7 passengers
3.8L V6 (291 horsepower) Base engine (horsepower) 2.5-liter (227 horsepower)
23 combined MPG Base combined MPG 24 combined MPG
Standard Smart Cruise Control Available
5,000 lbs. Base towing capacity 3,500 lbs.
41.4 inches/42.4 inches/31.4 inches Legroom (front row/second row/third row) 41 inches/39.4 inches/29.7 inches
87.0 cubic feet Maximum cargo volume 71.2 cubic feet
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/powertrain warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
$31,690 MSRP starts at $32,280

The 2020 Kia Telluride Continues to Prove its Value as a Third-Row SUV Class Leader

Looking at the above information, it’s hard to find exactly the right place to start. All of it appears to tip the scales in favor of the brand-new 2020 Kia Telluride. With the Kia Telluride, you’re getting a vehicle that has over 20% more horsepower, can tow almost 50% more and only pays 1 mile per gallon to do so.

With the 2020 Kia Telluride being a significantly larger SUV than the 2019 Mazda CX-9, the disparity in interior space couldn’t be bigger. With the 2020 Kia Telluride, every passenger will love the extra legroom that sees 3 inches of additional space for second-row passengers. Passengers and drivers alike will value the extra cargo room which ensures that nothing has to stay behind.

With the 2020 Kia Telluride, however, you’re getting more than just a bigger vehicle and a more powerful engine that both cost less. You’re also getting better standard features, including Smart Cruise Control. The Telluride really gives you more for less and best of all, it’s backed by Kia’s industry-best 10-year/100,000-mile engine/powertrain warranty.

Don’t wait up! Contact us today for more information on or to schedule a test drive with the 2020 Kia Telluride!