Five gets you seven

Seven-seat SUVS take a big price slice

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and has added drive-away pric­ing: $38,490 in the traf­fic. The deal also ap­plies to 2013-build ve­hi­cles but Ford hasn’t sweet­ened it with ex­tra war­ranty or a free ser­vice.

As with the Cap­tiva7, the Ter­ri­tory has six airbags and a five-star safety rat­ing but only rear park­ing sen­sors, no rear view cam­era at this price. Metal­lic paint adds $385. Again, you should hag­gle.

The Ter­ri­tory gets capped price ser­vic­ing ($295, $295 and $555 each year re­spec­tively for the first three years) and the of­fer ex­tends to six years— three years longer than the war­ranty pe­riod.

Mean­while Mazda has al­ready started to dis­count the CX-9 seven-seater which was given a facelift late last year.

It’s the big­gest and the best among this trio— and the dear­est. But the $45,990 drive-away of­fer takes the sting out of its usual pre­mium. Metal­lic paint is no ex­tra charge and it does have six airbags, five-star safety and a rear cam­era as stan­dard.

But Mazda is one of the few lead­ing car brands to not of­fer capped price ser­vic­ing. It has pass­word pro­tected ‘‘ menu’’ pric­ing on the web­site, so be sure to ask be­fore you sign on the dot­ted line. This re­porter isonTwit­ter:

@JoshuaDowling

Drive-away deals: (Clock­wise from above) Ter­ri­tory, CX-9 and Cap­tiva

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