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2015 Kia Sportage vs. 2015 Mazda CX-5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-5 than in the Kia Sportage, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sportage 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Sportage will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Kia Sportage will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-5.

Dimensions
The Kia Sportage is about the same width as the Mazda CX-5. The Kia Sportage is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-5, which may make it easier to park.

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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2015 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*: $21,750 - $29,600

2015 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*: $21,545 - $29,220
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 19 - 21 24 - 26
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 24 - 28 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*: $20,881 - $27,598 $20,939 - $28,387

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