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2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5 Review

New 2021 Kia Sportage

2021 Kia
Sportage

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New 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*
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$23,990 to $35,150
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$25,190 to $37,155
Invoice* $23,031 to $33,569 $24,719 to $35,708
MPG - City 19 - 23 22 - 25
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 27 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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 Kia Sportage than the Mazda CX-5. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Sportage and the Mazda CX-5.

Convenience
The Mazda CX-5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sportage, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Sportage 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. Both the Kia Sportage and the Mazda CX-5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Sportage is about the same width as the Mazda CX-5. When looking at overall length, the Kia Sportage takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Sportage doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-5.

Handling
The Kia Sportage has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda CX-5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-5 is clearly the choice over the Kia Sportage for pulling heavy loads. The Kia Sportage has a little less horsepower 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 Kia Sportage and the Mazda CX-5. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Sportage as you will in the Mazda CX-5.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sportage than that of the Mazda CX-5.