2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe 

2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

Among the market’s top-selling crossovers, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe always seem to wind up on the top end of the ranks. Here we unwrap some of the most prominent differences buyers might want to consider before signing on the dotted line.

While both crossovers offer seating for up to five passengers, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is slightly larger and therefore ranked among the smaller end for midsize crossover. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is a premium compact crossover, giving it more city-friendly dimensions while saving up some capital for some extra above-class amenities.

2021 Mazda CX-5 


2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

$25,370 Starting MSRP $26,850
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

Advantages of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 holds several advantages that not only make it a more ambitious choice in competition against the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe but also elevate it beyond the market for mainstream crossover vehicles. For one, every Mazda CX-5 features G-Vectoring Control Plus, a sophisticated system that makes subtle torque reductions and brake applications that help the ute carve through corners like a sports car.

Owners who drive off the lot in a new 2021 Mazda CX-5 crossover also benefit from more driver assists than buyers who choose a rivaling mainstream model. Both the Mazda CX-5 and the rivaling Santa Fe have a standard bundle of safety features that includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assistance, automatic high-beam headlamps, and radar cruise control—but owners of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 also get a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert built into the starting price. On the higher trim levels, the CX-5 offers rare features like the head-up display, front & rear parking sensors, a 360-degree surround-view camera, and a traffic sign recognition system.

Those interested in learning more about the 2021 Mazda CX-5 can reach out to their local team of Mazda experts for personalized assistance and answers to all their burning questions. For those in Memphis, TN and the surrounding area, Gwatney Mazda is your own trusted hub for all things Mazda.

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