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2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5 Review

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2021 Ford
Bronco Sport

MSRP*: $27,215 to $38,160
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Picture of the 2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Mazda
CX-5

MSRP*: $25,370 to $37,505
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Invoice* $26,806 to $36,824 $24,896 to $36,044
MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 27 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.1 - 65.2 ft3 59.6 ft3
Engine I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 181 - 250 hp 187 - 227 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 2,205 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 172.7 in 179.1 in
Exterior Width 74.3 in 72.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Head Room Front 39.1 - 41.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 39.3 - 39.7 in
Rear 39.0 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Bronco Sport offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-5, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford Bronco Sport will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-5.

Convenience
The Mazda CX-5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Bronco Sport, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Ford Bronco Sport 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 Destination Charge for the Ford Bronco Sport is much higher than that for the Mazda CX-5.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Bronco Sport is much wider than the Mazda CX-5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford Bronco Sport is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-5, which may make it easier to park.

Performance
With the Ford Bronco Sport, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Mazda CX-5. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Bronco Sport greatly out-muscles the Mazda CX-5.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford Bronco Sport does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mazda CX-5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Bronco Sport and the Mazda CX-5. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Bronco Sport as you will in the Mazda CX-5.

Warranty
The Ford Bronco Sport comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-5.