Because there are so many impressive SUVs available for purchase, drivers often find it hard to choose between two models, such as the 2021 Mazda CX-9 vs the 2021 Kia Telluride. However, there are many significant differences between these two SUVs. Below, we’ve broken down the differences between the 2021 CX-9 and the 2021 Telluride when it comes to trim level availability, available features and fuel economy.
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 can be found in Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring and Signature trims. The 2021 Kia Telluride is available in LX, S, EX and SX trims. The 2021 Mazda CX-9 comes standard with a 10.25-inch touchscreen-based infotainment system, while the 2021 Kia Telluride features an eight-inch touchscreen display for its infotainment system.
2021 Mazda cx-9
2021 Kia Telluride
|5||Trim Level Availability||4|
|10.25 in. Touchscreen||Standard Infotainment System||8 in. Touchscreen|
|20/26/23 mpg||Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy/Combined)||19/24/21 mpg|
|Standard||Heated Front Seating||Optional|
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 received fuel economy rating of 20 miles per gallon city, 26 miles per gallon highway and 23 miles per gallon combined. Overall, the 2021 Telluride gets 19 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined, making it less efficient.
Similarly, heated front seats come standard in the 2021 Mazda CX-9 but are optional inside the 2021 Kia Telluride. Rain-sensing windshield wipers, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, triple-zone automatic climate control and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also come standard inside this SUV.
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 protects its passengers by utilizing a wide selection of safety and security features, including: Rear door child safety locks, auto delay off headlamps, stability control, an engine immobilizer, daytime running lights, turn signal mirrors, dual front side-mounted airbags, a tire pressure monitoring system, traction control and emergency braking preparation.