MAZDA CX-5 vs Kia Sportage


Trying to choose between the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Kia Sportage? We at Sussman Mazda are here to help! On this page, you’ll see how these two models compare and contrast when it comes to performance, cabin comfort, and features. Shoppers in Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside should read ahead to learn more!

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Mazda CX-5 Performance

MAZDA CX-5 vs Kia Sportage: Engine

Both the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Kia Sportage offer two engines to choose from. However, only the Mazda CX-5 can put out 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. Even with its available turbocharged engine, the Kia Sportage can only make 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Additionally, the Mazda CX-5 excels when it comes to fuel economy. With its standard engine, this model achieves an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG.1 The best the Kia Sportage can do is an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG.

To top it all off, the Mazda CX-5 offers an available Predictive i-Activ AWD® system that works on its own to maximize your grip on the road. You won’t find tech like this in the Kia Sportage.

Mazda CX-5 Interior Cabin

MAZDA CX-5 vs Sportage: Interior Comparison

In terms of cabin space, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Kia Sportage offer relatively similar dimensions. Both provide roughly 40 inches of legroom for all five passenger as well as around 60 total cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down.

When it comes to comfort and convenience, though, the Mazda CX-5 excels with premium features like:

  • Three-level heated front and rear seats
  • A Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System
  • Caturra Brown Nappa leather-trimmed seats
  • Active Driving Display with Traffic Sign Recognition2

While the Kia Sportage matches the Mazda CX-5 with features like ventilated front seats and a dual-zone automatic climate control system, you won’t find any of the features listed above in the Sportage.

Mazda CX-5 Safety

MAZDA CX-5 vs Sportage: Safety Features

As a luxury model, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is loaded with top-of-the-line features starting with a wide array of advanced active features. Features like Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Warning System are designed to act like a co-pilot to help you prevent collisions.

This model can also be equipped with an Adaptive Front-Lighting System, which is designed to maximize your vision by pivoting your headlights, so you can see around the corner that you’re approaching.

2020 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2020 Kia Sportage: Which is Better?

As you can see, the 2020 Kia Sportage offers a few great features, but only the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers the whole package. Now that you’ve had a taste of what this model offers, it’s time to get behind the wheel and experience it for yourself.

Shoppers in the areas of Willow Grove, Willow Manor, and Glenside can schedule a test drive in the 2020 Mazda CX-5 by giving us a call at Sussman Mazda today!


1 Up to an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG for 2019 Mazda CX-5 FWD models. AWD models with SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L naturally aspirated engine, 24 city/30 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

2 Traffic Sign Recognition System is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Factors including weather and the condition of the traffic sign can impact recognition or display of the sign. Always check traffic signs visually while driving. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.

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