To put our Mazda CX-9 long-term tester to the ultimate test, we collected the Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, and all-new GMC Acadia for a big AutoGuide Comparison Test.

So which of these family haulers gives you the most bang for your buck and all-around versatility?


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    • Renier cx9
      Renier cx9

      Your sorento is ugly.cx9 is better.

      about 27 days ago
    • Marcelo Araujo
      Marcelo Araujo


      about 2 months ago
    • Mark Tan
      Mark Tan

      Don't understand how you can speak positively about the Kia Sorento when it's the same "problems" u mentioned about the cx9. "Clunky"? Gee that's a professional review.

      about 5 months ago
    • ironblk88

      The average price of these vehicles is $43000, and their not even 4X4 C'mon man WTF'''

      about 5 months ago
    • chris 123
      chris 123

      CX-9 Infotainment system a little clunky? I have the 2019 model CX-9 and it's infotainment system works great. It's all updated and now accepts Apple and Android systems. For safety measures you're only allowed to use the touchscreen while in parking mode. When the car is rolling you can use the toggle knob located next to the shifter which is fast and efficient to use, similar to upper end vehicles like a Mercedes or BMW. Price, driving Dynamics, fit and finish in the cabin, Japanese reliability (made in Japan), quiet as a library, this car is definitely in the top of the league. Maybe not the winner but definitely something to consider!

      about 8 months ago
    • Matt88 PIXEL
      Matt88 PIXEL

      Honda the best

      about 10 months ago
    • Alex Leung
      Alex Leung

      Those are actually the worst suv in the market period!

      about 10 months ago
    • Crow Zero
      Crow Zero

      Toyota highlander is too good to compare with these junk crossover

      about 11 months ago
    • Slim 4life
      Slim 4life

      Good review but anyone else jamming to the ad before the video ? Lol

      about 1 year ago
    • Laurie Grist
      Laurie Grist

      Yeah definitely, you mainly focused on the infotainment being a dealbreaker for you, yet you hardly touched on the fuel economy of the Mazda, and the quality it had over the Kia and Hyundai. Wouldn't want your advice before buying a car. The cheapest isn't always best lol What a joke

      about 1 year ago
    • Pacco Kenzo
      Pacco Kenzo

      what????????he just picked the worst car in the segment as a winner??????????????

      about 1 year ago
    • Underrated Critic
      Underrated Critic

      Sorento is the winner?... Didn't see that coming.

      about 1 year ago
    • Eric Billion
      Eric Billion

      The sorento and Santa Fe have the same transmission and engine

      about 1 year ago
    • swizzler68

      KIA Sorento - Definitely the best car from this group! and well deserved winner ☺

      about 1 year ago
    • desiman

      Review is garbage

      about 1 year ago
    • Dankalor

      Acadia is 3.6 liter

      about 1 year ago
    • Zar Chi
      Zar Chi

      Still wouldn't belive the Sorento Won. It should have been the PILOT

      about 1 year ago
    • Don Johnson
      Don Johnson


      about 1 year ago
    • BFree2402

      Grand Cherokee?

      about 1 year ago
    • Ahmed Lahham
      Ahmed Lahham

      I bought a kia for 46k, a year later I wanted to trade it for something bigger. All dealers offered me between 14k and 16 k for it. Kia simply don't hold their value. So if u get one you will need to be okay with driving for a long long time

      about 1 year ago
    • Jacques Belisle
      Jacques Belisle

      how many dollars the coreans you paid?

      about 1 year ago
    • Dwayne Woodard
      Dwayne Woodard

      Where is the Nissan Pathfinder 😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑 I hate you

      about 1 year ago
    • mike786551
      mike786551 In reply to Dwayne Woodard

      Dwayne Woodard is a stupid car anyways prolly last of the pack

      about 1 year ago
    • Jose Castro
      Jose Castro

      The CX 9 is by far the best of this bunch and the interior/ exterior styling is far more premium than any of the other vehicles in the segment. Besides looks, he even said It handled the best. The interior of the Kia is horrendous.

      about 1 year ago
    • zwitterionic

      Pilot is the best one here its very spacious and ride very comfortably and look nice...the mazda look better but in term of practicality i will choose pilot

      about 1 year ago
    • maitrehg

      Hyundai and Kia are best values.

      about 1 year ago
    • jeepthing98

      This review was more painful to listen to than the MotorWeek/ version. The CX9 is the best looking, has the nicest interior by far, and is designed to be engaging to drive but is nitpicked for not understanding the infotainment? The 3rd row is tight? Well adults aren't supposed to be jammed back there on a frequent basis for any CUV. If a parent is going to drop 40k plus on a vehicle, can't they enjoy the drive a bit? Also, the Santa Fe and Sorento are cousins.....same platform, same engine, same trans but none of that was mentioned. One should have skipped and a Highlander or Explorer should have been included.

      about 2 years ago
    • Franklyn Villa
      Franklyn Villa

      B S wait 3 years and tell us if the Kia Sorrento still driving

      about 2 years ago
    • ehab almossawi
      ehab almossawi In reply to Franklyn Villa

      Franklyn Villa what ever but still more practical and reliable than jeeps πŸ˜‚

      about 1 year ago
    • Irena Facelli
      Irena Facelli

      I drove them all as well. The CX-9 is hands down the best of the group....just not the largest. I felt most comfortable in the Mazda. I was the least comfortable in the GMC.

      about 2 years ago
    • Peak Time Racing
      Peak Time Racing

      I tesed them all and picked the Mazda CX-9. Loving it so far. Great power! Interior makes it feel like it’s double the price. It also looks very beautiful. Very happy with the Mazda CX-9 so far.

      about 2 years ago
    • Justin Fontaine
      Justin Fontaine In reply to Peak Time Racing

      Not really true any more..@Nari-Nari Nari- Ninganaru

      about 9 months ago
    • Nari-Nari Nari- Ninganaru
      Nari-Nari Nari- Ninganaru In reply to Peak Time Racing

      Peak Time Racing mazda has horrible resale value

      about 1 year ago
    • kwxj61b
      kwxj61b In reply to Peak Time Racing

      Peak Time Racing great power? It's only 4 cyl

      about 1 year ago
    • Baba Yaga
      Baba Yaga

      It is clear who sponsored this review. :)

      about 2 years ago