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2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5 Review

New 2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Jeep
Wrangler

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New 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*
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$28,295 to $38,695
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$25,190 to $37,155
Invoice* $27,796 to $36,902 $24,719 to $35,708
MPG - City 17 22 - 25
MPG - Hwy 25 27 - 31
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Jeep Wrangler than the Mazda CX-5. The Jeep Wrangler 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 Jeep Wrangler 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 Jeep Wrangler 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 Destination Charge for the Jeep Wrangler is much higher than that for the Mazda CX-5.

Dimensions
The Jeep Wrangler 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. If you go with the Jeep Wrangler, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda CX-5.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Jeep Wrangler does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mazda CX-5.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler 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 Jeep Wrangler will do just as well as the Mazda CX-5, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Wrangler greatly out-muscles the Mazda CX-5.

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

Warranty
The Jeep Wrangler comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-5.