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2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2016 Mazda CX-5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Kia Sportage than the Mazda CX-5. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Sportage and the Mazda CX-5.

Convenience
With the Mazda CX-5, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Sportage, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Whether you pick the Kia Sportage or the Mazda CX-5, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Sportage and the Mazda CX-5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Sportage is about the same width as the Mazda CX-5. When looking at overall length, the Kia Sportage takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Sportage doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-5.

Handling
The Kia Sportage has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda CX-5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Kia Sportage will do just as well as the Mazda CX-5, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Kia Sportage and the Mazda CX-5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sportage and the Mazda CX-5. The Kia Sportage has less cargo space than the Mazda CX-5, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2017 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*: $22,990 - $34,000

2016 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*: $21,795 - $29,870
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 0.14%
City MPG: 20 - 22 24 - 26
Highway MPG: 23 - 29 30 - 35
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,101 - $32,188 $21,183 - $29,019

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.