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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2014 Mazda CX-5 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Mazda CX-5. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Mazda CX-5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will with the Mazda CX-5, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Hyundai Santa Fe is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Santa Fe will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-5.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Mazda CX-5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Santa Fe, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda CX-5.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mazda CX-5.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has the same turning radius as the Mazda CX-5, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-5 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Mazda CX-5.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda CX-5, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-5.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Mazda CX-5.


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2014 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $35,550
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2014 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*: $21,395 - $29,070
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.61% --
City MPG: 18 24 - 26
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 30 - 35
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $28,490 - $33,440 $20,784 - $28,233

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