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Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Mazda CX-9 MPG

Chart is based on 271 fuel economy reports for the Hyundai Santa Fe and 333 fuel economy reports for the Mazda CX-9.

Hyundai Santa Fe MPG

Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2011 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2010 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2010 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2010 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2009 17.2 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2009 19.5 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2009 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 81 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 22.9 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2007 21.6 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2007 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2007 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2007 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2006 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2006 29.1 MPG Highway Percentage 2 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2006 18.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2006 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2005 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2005 18.6 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2005 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 8 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2005 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2004 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2004 19.5 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2004 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2003 16.8 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2003 20.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2003 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2002 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2002 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 15 85 60 26.7  
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 0 15 0 85 75 22.3  
2012 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 0 9 18 72 116 21.1  
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 10 40 45 93 18.9  
2010 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 67 2 32 65 21.3  
2010 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 12 17 66 88 21.1  
2010 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 7 21 31 41 100 22.8  
2009 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 4 40 11 44 76 17.2  
2009 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 1 18 27 54 109 19.5  
2009 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light light 40 40 5 15 70 19.4  
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 3 14 3 81 100 28.8  
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 8 16 23 53 67 22.9  
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 11 23 23 43 79 18.7  
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 11 13 28 49 68 21.4  
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 0 31 69 60 22.5  
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 10 19 66 100 21.6  
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 12 41 42 71 19.8  
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 17 17 62 69 21.5  
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 10 31 2 57 97 20.0  
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 40 20 20 20 60 24.0  
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual AWD
flat light none 5 5 88 2 60 29.1  
2006 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 27 33 10 30 68 18.2  
2006 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 25 50 20 70 23.3  
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 50 50 60 17.0  
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 13 45 42 68 18.6  
2005 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 67 20 5 8 60 20.2  
2005 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 18 6 12 64 90 20.3  
2004 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 20 60 0 20 70 18.0  
2004 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 21 25 26 30 68 19.5  
2004 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 40 30 20 60 22.0  
2003 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 10 10 35 45 68 16.8  
2003 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 8 23 30 40 65 20.8  
2003 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 90 0 10 70 20.0  
2002 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 18 5 32 46 65 21.0  
2002 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 43 5 52 95 19.8  

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Mazda CX-9 MPG

Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2013 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2012 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 97 percent Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2012 16.5 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2011 17.1 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2011 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2010 18.4 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2010 14.5 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2009 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 14 percent Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2009 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2008 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2008 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2007 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Mazda CX-9 Mazda CX-9 2007 18.3 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 95 0 5 70 21.1  
2012 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 0 0 4 97 78 20.2  
2012 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 5 80 15 70 16.5  
2011 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 44 20 15 21 64 17.1  
2011 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 10 35 55 63 19.3  
2010 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 33 17 13 37 63 18.4  
2010 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light none 6 48 17 29 73 14.5  
2009 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 19 61 14 62 18.7  
2009 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 7 26 18 50 66 17.9  
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 4 15 13 68 72 19.7  
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 6 15 25 54 70 19.0  
2007 4dr SUV 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 13 19 25 43 67 19.7  
2007 4dr SUV 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 10 20 16 54 69 18.3  

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Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Mazda CX-9 MPG

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
Date is Sept 30 2013. It has a 2.2 litre diesel engine with manual gearbox. 6th gear is very useful on a long run as it acts as an overdrive. It has travelled 7509 miles at average of 38.42mpg imperial. It will easily exceed 41mpg on a long run. My Kia Sportage diesel travelled 15051 miles and averaged 37.85mpg imperial. Both vehicles were full of luggage for 29% of their mileage. Worst fuel consumption was 32.23mpg over 495 miles, all short runs so no complaints there. Best was 41.47mpg over 523 miles. Kia Sportage best was 48.59mpg and worst was 29.88mpg see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2010 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Can be better but equal to my previos 2007 tucson see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2008 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
We have only filled it up 3 times. Which only gives us two checks of MPG. First was 20.94 and the second was 21.96. With fewer than 1000 miles on the car our MPG could change. The sedan we traded averaged 22.8 so I will be happy if our mileage comes close see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I am currently getting an average of 22-23 MPG, mostly city driving in this vehicle. I previously had a Dodge Ram 1500 Quadcab 4x4 which got an average of 11-12 MPG in the same conditions. Gas prices have driven me to change vehicles. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I drive the Diesel, so it is VERY economical. And here, on Aruba, Diesel is about 18cts per liter cheaper. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2005 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Getting ~ 20MPG using BP regular unleaded from Kroger. Quick Trip in Loganville, GA for some as yet undetermined reason is consistently 1 to 2 MPG less??? Still, this is a far superior fuel economy realized from a full time 4WD SUV over my 96 Durango V-8 see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2004 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For a car of this size and weight, fuel economy is decent. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
Hyundai Santa Fe Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
I would like 100 mpg on short trips. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Guzzles in stop and go traffic. ECO indicator is just that and not entirely believable at that. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2010 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Only getting between 22-23 mpg around town on 4 cyl. My previous 6 cyl got 23-24. But the 4 cyl is surprisingly peppy. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2009 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It is a 3.3L 6 cylinder ( 242HP) engine, driven in mostly city driving....17.7 city MPG is realistic, but not amazing. In general, I would say the Santa Fe is average in fuel economy for a 6 cylinder SUV, but it is not outstanding in this area. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
not bad for an SUV, but still expensive to fill its large tank. Goes about 600 km on a tank, at $1.20/L (in Canada) costs $80 see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2008 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
got less MPG than the Escape see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Should be able to do better than 17 MPG around town with a 2.7L. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2007 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Expected better than 20mpg see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Not bad for its class, but certainly not a fuel sipper. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
2007 4dr SUV 242-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Could be better. Wish it had the 6 speed auto instead of the 5speed. see full Hyundai Santa Fe review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
avg 18mpg for a large vehicle see full Mazda CX-9 review
2007 4dr SUV 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Uses regular gas. I have been getting about 19-20 MPG with mostly rush hour highway driving. see full Mazda CX-9 review
Mazda CX-9 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
EPA ratings of 17/24, but I've averaged barely 18 overall in my first 1200 miles...hoping for a slight improvement after break-in. UPDATE- as of 02/11/2013, I am averaging 20-21mpg overall with 4200 miles on the clock. On a recent 380-mile interstate trip, I managed 22.8mpg with the cruise set at 80mph. see full Mazda CX-9 review
2009 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
in city gives about 13-14 mpg. Highway is still good. I can get 21-23 mpg on highways see full Mazda CX-9 review
2009 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
A bit lower than the competitions see full Mazda CX-9 review
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
too low see full Mazda CX-9 review
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The fuel economy was lower than for the Murano. The plus is that it uses regular. see full Mazda CX-9 review
2008 4dr SUV 273-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The AWD feature does use more gas than a FWD vehicle. Averages about 17-18 city and about 20 highway. see full Mazda CX-9 review
2007 4dr SUV 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Could be better. I have seen 24mpg as a high on the highway....but usually closer to 21-22. Around town is 17-18. see full Mazda CX-9 review
2007 4dr SUV 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Around town mileage is low. see full Mazda CX-9 review