2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Hyundai Tucson

2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Hyundai Tucson

If you’re shopping for a small SUV, options are in no shortage. The Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5 both land among the top end of the segment for fuel efficiency, feature selection, and cargo space so that you can get your family from point A to point B with confidence. But we know no two crossovers are made the same. Find your ideal match in our comparison of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 versus the 2021 Hyundai Tucson. 

2021 Mazda CX-5 


2021 Hyundai Tucson 

$25,270  Starting MSRP  $23,700 
2.5L SKYACTIV™-G I4 (187 hp)  Base Engine  2.0-liter I4 (161hp) 
Standard Blind-Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert  Available
Available Traffic Sign Recognition  Not Available 

Advantages of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Compact Crossover  

Even the most basic Mazda CX-5 guarantees a strong feature set that includes active safety systems like forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and so much more. New for this year, all models also score a massive 10.25-inch center display. As diverse as the Hyundai Tucson may be, you won’t find that breadth of features in anything other than a Mazda.

The standard four-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G engine provides enough kick for most, though we do still recommend opting for the available Dynamic Pressure Turbo. The turbocharged engine livens things up to 250 horsepower and a potent 320 lb-ft of torque. Both crossovers are front-wheel drive and offer all-wheel drive as an option, though it’s worth mentioning that Mazda’s i-ACTIV™ all-wheel-drive platform is more sophisticated.

Add Mazda’s standard torque-vectoring technology into the mix and the 2021 Mazda CX-5 comes out on top for driving dynamics. A look into the advantages of each model shows that those who want a small SUV that’s powerful, fun to drive, and has premium good looks will tend to gravitate toward the Mazda CX-5. For more information on the 2021 Mazda CX-5 in Memphis, TN, drivers can reach out to the team at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown.

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