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2015 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Mazda CX-5, 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 Mazda CX-5 and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-5 as you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe, 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). Clearly, the Mazda CX-5 is a better financial choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mazda CX-5 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-5 is much slimmer than the Hyundai Santa Fe, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mazda CX-5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Drivetrain
The Mazda CX-5 has much lower torque than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
In terms of 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 Mazda CX-5 has a lot less horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Utility
The Mazda CX-5 has less seating than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making the Hyundai Santa Fe the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda CX-5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-5 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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2015 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*: $21,545 - $29,220

2014 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $35,750
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.39%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% As low as 0.89%
City MPG: 24 - 26
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
18
Highway MPG: 30 - 35 24 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $20,939 - $28,387 $28,490 - $33,626

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