2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Kia Sportage

With the recent boom of the crossover market, you may be hard-pressed to find the perfect model for you. One recommendation you may receive is the 2020 Mazda CX-5, a model that built upon its 2019 success by adding even more standard features to it.

As a five-seat compact crossover, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 boasts both performance and safety features that make it both a thrilling and safe ride. Especially when comparing it to others in the market – such as the 2020 Kia Sportage – the CX-5 is a great option for anyone near Irvine, CA. Check out a comparison below, courtesy of Tuttle-Click Mazda.

2020 Mazda CX-5


2020 Kia Sportage
2.5L 4-Cylinder 6A Standard Engine 2.4L 4-Cylinder 6A
187 Horsepower 181
186 Torque (in ft-lbs) 175
28 Combined MPG Estimated Fuel Economy 26 Combined MPG
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Optional
Yes Turbo Engine Option Yes

Looking at the standard engines above, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 manages to outclass the 2020 Kia Sportage across the board. This includes the fuel economy, as the CX-5 receives up to 25 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the Highway. Even when comparing the turbo engines between the models, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers better specifications, as its up to 250 horsepower and 320 ft-lbs of torque eclipse what’s found inside the Sportage. Plus, the standard Adaptive Cruise Control feature

Find a 2020 Mazda CX-5 near Irvine, CA

Though the 2020 Kia Sportage offers a strong set of safety features, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 eclipses it. The largest difference comes in the headlights, as the CX-5 received better grading for its two headlight options. With the available Adaptive Front Headlights, the model was given the highest classification for its lights, compared to the Sportage and a “Poor” grade with the halogen headlamps. Outside of the headlights, the CX-5 has the newly-standard i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety technology, which includes:

  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go (mentioned above)
  • Advanced City Smart Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
  • Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane-Keep Assist

When it comes to performance and safety, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers both in an affordable package. Even when compared to other compact crossovers like the 2020 Kia Sportage, the model shines. You can find one in the Irvine area today at Tuttle Click Mazda. Stop in today and schedule a test drive to experience it for yourself.

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