2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe 

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Looking to find the best value for your deal on your next SUV purchase? The Mazda CX-5 compact crossover continues to carry the crown in cost-efficiency with a surprising breadth of standard amenities and riveting performance specs. See why the Mazda CX-5 is the smart choice we set it against a mainstream competitor in our 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe comparison.

When shopping for a trustworthy new vehicle, safety should take top priority. That's why both the Mazda CX-5 and the Hyundai Santa Fe come standard with features like forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist and radar cruise control. But only the CX-5 has standard automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as well.

2020 Mazda CX-5 


2020 Hyundai Santa Fe 

$25,190  Starting MSRP  $26,125 
2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder  Base Engine  2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder 
187 horsepower, 186 lb-ft of torque  Power Ratings  185 horsepower, 178 lb-ft of torque 
25 city / 31 highway  Fuel Economy  22 city / 29 highway 

Comparing the Performance, Fuel Economy and Feature Highlights of the Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Santa Fe Compact Crossovers 

We think the comparison table says it all. From the base level, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 scores more horsepower, more torque and more miles per the gallon than the rivaling 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. But both crossovers also reserve an upgraded engine option for its highest trim levels.

On the Santa Fe, an available 2.0-liter turbo moves it on up to 235 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. But if a truly engaging drive experience is what you’re after, your best match is the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine found on the Mazda CX-5. The upgraded powertrain shells out 168 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque while still returning up to 28 mpg combined.

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 also packs more features for your investment with a standard 7-inch touchscreen, leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Towards the top of the lineup, the crossover impresses with Nappa leather seating and genuine wood accents, plus ample technology with the windshield-projected Active Driving Display, 360˚ View Monitor and Traffic Sign Recognition System.

Drivers in the Memphis area interested in the 2020 Mazda CX-5 can find it here at Gwatney Mazda. If you have questions, please reach out to the dealership staff for personalized assistance.

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