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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2018 Kia Sportage

red mazda cx 5 compared to red kia sportage

If you look around, you might notice that midsize crossovers run amuck on roads everywhere. Over the last decade, midsize crossover SUVs have become some of the most popular vehicles in the world due to their practicality, increased efficiency, and technology. Specifically, the Mazda CX-5 has led the way in terms of performance and technological features. How well does it compare to others, though?

That is what we are here to find out. A huge part of car shopping is research. Buying a car is a big investment, so you should do everything possible to make sure that you are making the right decision. Check out our tables below to see how the Mazda CX-5 and Kia Sportage compare.


2018 Mazda CX-5 (base)


2018 Kia Sportage (base)

187-horsepower, 2.5-liter I4 Base engine 181-horsepower, 2.4-liter I4
31/25/28 EPA-estimated fuel economy (highway/city/combined) 30/23/26
186 pound-foot Torque 175 pound-foot
2,000 lbs. Maximum towing capacity (when properly equipped) 1,650 lbs.


2018 Mazda CX-5 (base)


2018 Kia Sportage (base)

Available Adaptive cruise control Not available
Standard Voice recognition Not available
Available Forward collision warning Not available
Standard Blind spot monitoring Available

As you can see, the Mazda CX-5 simply comes with much more than the Kia Sportage. And it's not for much more cash. The Mazda CX-5 starts at just $24,150 while the Sportage costs $23,600. For not much more money, you will get better performance, more technology, and higher capabilities. Those who want to learn more about the 2018 Mazda CX-5 should come down to Tuttle-Click Mazda. Our friendly sales staff will consult with you and answer any remaining questions you have. We hope you stop by soon!