2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Somewhere between the conventional automakers and the luxury brands sit an intriguing part of the spectrum. When it comes to providing luxurious specs and features without the hefty price tag, few do it better than Mazda. Some rightfully recognize them as a luxury brand while others aren’t so sure. Mazda’s lineage speaks for itself though, and the competition has been paying close attention. Take a look at the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

First up: performance. This is often the pinnacle of a great crossover, but as you’ll notice shortly, the comparison is kind of one-sided. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 not only gets better horsepower and torque, but it also gets better fuel efficiency as well. Thanks to some innovative thinking on the part of the Mazda design team, you’ll achieve a new level of performance in the Mazda CX-5. Take a look at some additional comparisons below.

2018 Mazda CX-5 Touring FWD


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4 FWD

187 hp/186 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 185 hp/178 lb-ft
25 city/31 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 21 city/27 hwy mpg
Standard Automatic Climate Control Optional
Standard Intelligent Cruise Control Not Available

Specs and Features in the 2018 Mazda CX-5

It’s all about the extras. At first glance, you might see the price comparison between these two and think the Santa Fe Sport is the better deal since it costs less ($24,950 vs $26,215 for the Mazda CX-5 Touring). While you might save a little over a thousand dollars, you’ll also be missing out on a lot of the notable extras that make Mazda so much more esteemed than the average automaker. Features that are unavailable in the Santa Fe Sport but come standard in the Mazda CX-5 include:

  • Smart City Brake Support

  • Lane Departure Warning

  • Forward Obstruction Warning

  • Intelligent cruise control

  • Rain-sensing wipers

  • and more!

When the time comes for you to pick out a new crossover, we hope you’ll consider both the price and the features of your prospective vehicle. If you’re interested in learning more about the 2018 Mazda CX-5, come check it out here at Hall Mazda in Brookfield today! We can help you find the model that fits your specific needs and budget, so schedule a test drive here on our website to get started!

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