There are many great SUV models available for purchase, which can often make the segment tricky to navigate for vehicle shoppers. Wondering what the most notable differences are between the 2021 Mazda CX-9 vs the 2021 Kia Telluride? Below, we’ve highlighted the differences in trim level availability, fuel efficiency and technology feature availability between the 2021 Mazda CX-9 and the 2021 Kia Telluride.
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is available in five trim levels: Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring and Signature. The 2021 Kia Telluride is only available in four configurations, which include LX, S, EX and SX trim levels. Both vehicles come standard with front-wheel drive and feature all-wheel drive as an option. The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is also more efficient than the 2021 Kia Telluride, sporting 22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined vs 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined.
2021 Mazda CX-9
2021 Kia Telluride
|22/28/24 mpg||Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy/Combined)||20/26/23 mpg|
|10.25 in. Display||Standard Infotainment System||8 in. Display|
|Standard Triple-Zone Automatic||Climate Control||Optional Dual-Zone Automatic|
In terms of technology feature availability, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 has the edge over the 2021 Kia Telluride in several ways. The 2021 Mazda CX-9 comes standard with a larger infotainment system than the 2021 Kia Telluride, sporting 10.25 inches of display space vs the eight-inch screen that comes standard in the 2021 Telluride. The 2021 Mazda CX-9 also comes standard with a more robust automatic climate control system than its Kia competitor.
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 protects its passengers through a variety of safety and security features, which include: Dynamic stability control, roll stability control, hill launch assistance, side-impact door beams, a tire pressure monitoring system and more.