2021 Mazda CX-9
Features & Specs
2021 Hyundai Palisade
Heated seats
310 lb-ft
Engine torque
262 lb-ft
19.0 gal.
Fuel capacity
18.8 gal.
8.8 in.
Ground clearance
7.9 in.

2021 Mazda CX-9 vs Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to getting an SUV that you know you will be able to rely on, we know there are a lot of options that you have to choose from. We are here to help you figure out which vehicle on the market can best suit your needs. That's why we are taking a closer look at the 2021 Mazda CX-9 and the 2021 Hyundai Palisade. The CX-9 starts everything off with a new trim level called Carbon Edition, an upgraded infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an upscale interior, and all of the standard driver aids that you'll want to stay safe. The Palisade does its best to keep up with wireless smartphone integration, a new trim, LED headlights, and a spacious interior. Are you ready to learn more? Keep reading down below to see which SUV we recommend.

2021 Mazda CX-9 Power & Handling

The first aspect that we're looking at with the 2021 CX-9 is the engine that is underneath the hood. We're happy to say that this is a peppy standard engine that is sure to get you all of the capability and performance you want. The engine itself is a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, which can get around 310 pound-feet of torque and 227 horsepower. Paired up with this engine is front-wheel drive, or available all-wheel drive. You'll also be getting a six-speed automatic transmission to round off the powertrain. As you can tell, this Mazda will be able to do anything.

2021 Hyundai Palisade Power & Handling

One engine comes with the 2021 Hyundai Palisade. This engine is a 3.8-liter V6, which puts out a fairly weak 262 pound-feet of torque and 291 horsepower. You'll be able to find this engine paired with front-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive. Attached to it is an eight-speed automatic transmission. The fact is, this V6 engine still can't really compete with what's offered with the CX-9.

2021 Mazda CX-9 Features & Design

After looking at the kind of power that the CX-9 can offer, we also want to spend time with the kinds of features you'll be able to choose from. Some of the standard features include heated front seats, a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, tri-zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, a power-adjustable driver's seat, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and driver assistance features. A few of the optional features include heated and ventilated front seats, navigation, Nappa leather upholstery, driver attention alert, automatic emergency braking, and road sign recognition.

2021 Hyundai Palisade Features & Design

We want to check out some of the features that come with the Palisade. Standard features include heated side mirrors, rear parking sensors, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, cloth upholstery, and LED headlights. Optional features include dual-zone automatic climate control, Nappa leather upholstery, simulated suede headliner, a 360-degree camera system, and 64-color ambient cabin lighting.


It should be easy for everyone to say by now that the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is simply the better SUV. Thanks to all of the power generated by the standard engine, along with all of the features and style you get, the CX-9 reigns supreme. Stop by Pearson Mazda today to check out our 2021 CX-9 inventory!

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