2019 Mazda CX-5 Vs. 2020 Kia Sportage
Ah, the compact SUV. What a brilliant way to wed SUV capability with a more economical and practical daily driver. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is one of the best compact SUVs out there today. As with most Mazda machines, standout attributes are its high-grade interior and excessively fun drivability.
A recently arrived contender for the throne of the 2019 CX-5 is the 2020 Kia Sportage. It may seem ambitious for the 2019 CX-5 to go up against a 2020 model year vehicle, but that’s just how impressive the Mazda offering is. Let’s see how these two machines compare.
2019 Mazda CX-5
2019 Kia Sportage
|25 city / 31 highway||Fuel Economy||23 city / 30 highway|
|3,500 pounds||Max Towing Capacity||1,653 pounds|
|30.9 cubic feet||Cargo Volume (without seat area)||30.7 cubic feet|
|59.6 cubic feet||Cargo Volume (with seat area)||60.1 cubic feet|
|#1 in Compact SUVs, #1 in SUVs with 2 Rows, #1 in Crossover SUVs||U.S. News Ranking||#6 in Compact SUVs, #11 in SUVs with 2 Rows, #17 in Crossover SUVs|
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As we said in our introduction, driving fun is what Mazda is known for, and the 2019 Mazda CX-5 proves that with every press of the pedal. Its three engaging engines offer a variety of capability, with both an available turbocharged and diesel option. The recently added diesel is what boosts the 2019 CX-5 up to that impressive max towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
Additionally, within its pristine interior environment, the 2019 CX-5 provides inhabitants with plenty of room to stretch out.
Changes for the 2019 Model Year
There hasn’t been much changed on the Kia Sportage since it was last redesigned for the 2017 model year. Mazda, on the other hand, keeps adding more, such as the newly available 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and diesel engines, and new optional features including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a 360-degree parking camera, front and rear parking sensors, and ventilated front seats.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is has been awarded the designation of being an IIHS 2019 Top Safety Pick+. The 2020 Kia Sportage has not yet been tested. Both vehicles, however, get overall five-star safety ratings form the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.