2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Kia Sorento

Silver 2019 Mazda CX-5 on City Street at Night vs Silver 2019 Kia Sorento in a Desert

Family adventures are a trademark of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. Armed with an athletic style, powerful engine options, class-above luxury and a family-friendly design, the Mazda CX-5 is a stand out in a popular automotive segment. Learn more about the world-class Mazda CX-5 and how it compares to another popular entry in this 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Kia Sorento comparison.

Families who have fallen in love with the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will have a choice of five trim levels – Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature – that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget. Mazda CX-5 entries make room for five passengers in a spacious cabin with 103.6 cubic feet of passenger space and 30.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats. Kia Sorento entries make room for seven passengers with a lackluster 11.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row.

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2019 Mazda CX-5 VS 2019 Kia Sorento
$24,350 Base MSRP $26,290
187-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Base Engine 185-Horsepower 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder
5 Passengers Passenger Space 7 Passengers
30.9 - 59.6 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 11.3 - 73 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Mazda CX-5 and the Kia Sorento?

Are you looking for an affordable and fun-to-drive family hauler? The 2019 Mazda CX-5 will check all the boxes and proves to be the more affordable option in this 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Kia Sorento comparison with a price tag that starts at $24,350. When you add an impressive list of standard features to the equation, the Mazda CX-5 promises incredible value at every turn.

Entry-level Mazda6 Sport trims will check many boxes for families on the go with an impressive list of features that will include LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, push-button start, a 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth, a rearview camera and select Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® safety systems. Additional upgrades to the Mazda CX-5 spec sheet will include a power moonroof, Nappa leather interior, an Adaptive Front-Lighting System, a full-color Active Driving Display, real wood interior trim, heated front and rear seats, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Bose® premium sound system, 19-inch alloy wheels, a heated steering wheel and much more.

An athletic drive is at the core of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 design – a compact crossover that will deliver a one-of-a-kind experience when you get behind the wheel. Base Mazda CX-5 trim levels employ a 187-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that teams up with a six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission to earn 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway – fuel-economy numbers that the Kia Sorento cannot match.

With an upgrade to the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims, you will enjoy the mechanical thrills of a 250-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 27 mpg on the highway with standard Mazda i-ACTIV AWD®. The Kia Sorento employs a base 185-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that earns 29 mpg on the highway and a 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V-6 that makes 24 mpg on the highway.


Overhead View of Red 2019 Mazda CX-5 with Sunroof
2019 Mazda CX-5 Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Touchscreen Display
Close Up of 2019 Mazda CX-5 Taillight and CX-5 Badge
Cutaway View of 2019 Mazda CX-5 Interior



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