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2020 Mazda CX-9 Vs. 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

A grey 2020 Mazda CX-9 parked off-road and a red 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 has arrived at Kelly Mazda. Though last years’ model was well-received, this year’s models have some added features that really shine. But can it stand up to other models in the mid-size crossover market?

We’re sizing up the competition, pitting the 2020 Mazda CX-9 against the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. While both were upgraded from their previous 2019 models, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 boasts some impressive new features with its sleek design and ride style. If you’re torn between the two, check out our overview below!

2020 Mazda CX-9


2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2.5L 4-cylinder Turbo 6A Engine 2.4L 4-cylinder 8A
227 @ 5000 rpm Horsepower 185 @ 6000 rpm
310 ft-lbs. @ 2000 rpm Torque 178ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
22 / 28 Estimated MPG (City/Highway) 22 / 29

Looking at the table above, you may notice a definite difference between the two. To add to it, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 includes additional seating for 7 passengers compared to the Santa Fe’s 5. This means that for those parents wanting some fun while they drive the kids around, the CX-9 drives like a sportier experience with its 227 horsepower at a lower RPM. However, if you fill the tank with 93 octane gasoline, those numbers increase even more to 250 horsepower with 320 ft-lbs. of torque.

2020 Mazda CX-9 Scranton, PA

Another major difference between the two models is in their safety packages. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 comes with the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of innovative safety features unmatched by Hyundai’s model. The standard suite of safety features even helped the CX-9 take home a 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. Here’s the complete list of what the CX-9 has to offer for safety features:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • High Beam Control
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Adaptive Front-Lighting System
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go Function

Overall, the 2020 Mazda CX-9’s added features make it well worth the price compared to the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. From the turbo engine and extra seating to the immense safety package, the CX-9 is a well-rounded package. But don’t take our word for it – stop by Kelly Mazda today and schedule a test drive to get a feel for one before they’re gone!