2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Kia Sportage 

2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Kia Sportage

In a market that’s all about value, reasonably priced compact crossovers like the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and the 2021 Kia Sportage aren't going anywhere soon. Both options are known for their posh interiors, comfortable seating, and superb ride quality, but the differences become apparent early on in any comparison.

Here we continue to unwrap the nuances that separate the Mazda CX-5 and the Kia Sportage in this crossover showdown from the team at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown.

2021 Mazda CX-5 


2021 Kia Sportage

$25,370  Starting MSRP  $24,090 
187 - 250 horsepower  Engine Output  181 - 240 horsepower 
25 city/31 hwy mpg  Fuel Economy  23 city/30 hwy mpg 
Standard  Blind Spot Monitoring System  Available 

Advantages of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 

Despite their similar pricing structures, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 offers more features from any level than the rivaling 2021 Kia Sportage. Both crossovers include a suite of standard safety systems that includes automatic emergency braking (with pedestrian detection), lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, and automatic high beams – but only the Mazda CX-5 tacks on adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert to the list of standard features.

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is available in six trim levels this year, including Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature. At its most extravagant, the CX-5 Signature features niceties like the 10-speaker Bose sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power moonroof, driver’s seat memory, premium leather upholstery, a 360-degree camera, traffic sign recognition, front/rear parking sensors, and heated/ventilated seats. In fact, many of those features can be found on trim levels well below the Signature level.

You can learn more about the 2021 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover when you chat with an expert here at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown.

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