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2023 Ford Bronco Sport vs. 2023 Mazda CX-5 Review

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2023 Ford
Bronco Sport

MSRP*: $29,215 to $44,655
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Picture of the 2023 Mazda CX-5

2023 Mazda
CX-5

MSRP*: $26,700 to $39,650
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MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 22 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 27 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.6 - 65.2 ft3 59.3 ft3
Engine
  • 181-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 181 - 250 hp 187 - 227 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 2,200 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 172.7 in 180.1 in
Exterior Width 74.3 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Head Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 39.3 - 39.7 in
Rear 39.0 in

*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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Bronco Sport 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 Ford Bronco Sport is somewhat more expensive than 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.

Handling
The Ford Bronco Sport has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Bronco Sport will do just as well as the Mazda CX-5, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Bronco Sport has a little less horsepower than the Mazda CX-5.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Ford Bronco Sport and the Mazda CX-5 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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. The Ford Bronco Sport has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-5.