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2019 Kia Sportage vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5 Review

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). The Kia Sportage 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. 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.

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Compare the 2019 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Mazda CX-5.

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2019 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*: $23,750 - $34,600

2018 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*: $24,150 - $30,945
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City MPG: 20 - 23 24 - 25
Highway MPG: 23 - 30 30 - 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
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,800 - $32,893 $23,710 - $29,752

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*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.