The consumer is often the choice of South Korean SUV, matches it with the Japanese, but because the specialist is more familiar with both models.
The considered machines are family crossovers, and both have recently appeared in Russia. “Korean” is offered for 2 million rubles, at that time, both “Japanese” will have to pay at least 2.8 million rubles. Make sure the consumer knows what to expect from price, CX-9, but when it comes to the dealership to meet Santa FE, asks: “Why is it so expensive?”. According to him, the question is no longer when a client compare configuration crossover from Hyundai with German or Japanese marketinghome that the same equipment are much more expensive. Obviously, in the “dispute” Hyundai Santa FE vs Mazda CX-9 “Korean” wins, however, the expert compared these cars on the move.
Hyundai Santa FE good variety of driving modes that make driving comfortable for those who enjoy travel, but also for “reckless” drivers, this machine will fit since it has a Drive Mode button that allows you to change the “stiffness” of steering, the behavior of the transmission and torque distribution. In town the car is easy assistants and cameras.
Hyundai Santa FE is also good for its electronics which, for example, will not allow you to open the door from the inside if close behind a passing car. In addition, the machine will not let you forget in the cabin of children or animals, as it is equipped with special motion sensors.
Crossover Mazda CX-9 at 31 BHP more powerful 200-horsepower Hyundai Santa FE, but because he is more dynamic “Korean”. The tests showed that “Japanese” is not only dynamic, but also has a smooth ride, and the transmission quietly and pleasantly shifts gears. The CX-9 suspension is definitely stiffer than the Santa FE, but it is not always felt, as the Japanese crossover weighs more Japanese, and some irregularities “is like a ship”. Also, according to the expert, the Mazda CX-9 in comparison with Santa FE, better stabilization and insulation.
Specialist acknowledged that to choose between Hyundai Santa FE and Mazda CX-9 is quite difficult, because both machines are well made and have excellent ride quality. However, the expert believes that “Korean” is more suitable for active drivers, and in the “Japanese” want to go as a passenger to feel like a “king”.