2023 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid vs. 2023 Mazda CX-5 | NewCars.com

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2023 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid vs. 2023 Mazda CX-5 Review

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2023 Hyundai
Tucson Hybrid

MSRP*: $31,150 to $38,910
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2023 Mazda
CX-5

MSRP*: $26,700 to $39,650
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MPG - City 37 - 38 MPG 22 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 - 38 MPG 27 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 80.0 ft3 59.3 ft3
Engine
  • 226-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 226 hp 187 - 227 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 182.3 in 180.1 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 40.1 in
Rear 38.7 - 39.5 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 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mazda CX-5. The Mazda CX-5 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid 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 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-5.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Tucson Hybrid is a little wider than the Mazda CX-5, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-5.

Handling
The Hyundai Tucson Hybrid 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 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid will do just as well as the Mazda CX-5, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Hyundai Tucson Hybrid has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-5.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid 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 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid and the Mazda CX-5. With the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda CX-5.