2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs. 2022 Kia Sportage

2021 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2022 Kia Sportage
2021 MAZDA CX-5


2022 Kia Sportage
187 hp

Base Horsepower

181 hp
28 mpg

Combined MPG

26 mpg
186 lb-ft


175 lb-ft
103.6 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

98.6 cubic feet
2,000 pounds

Base Towing

1,653 pounds

If you are in the market for a crossover that does it all, you have likely come across the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and 2022 Kia Sportage over the course of your search. Both models are quite popular in the segment, but only one can take the coveted spot in your garage. So, which SUV is the better value for Port Jervis shoppers like you? Compass Mazda compares the 2021 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2022 Kia Sportage in several key areas to help you come to that decision. After you explore this SUV comparison, we believe that you will see that the Mazda CX-5 is more deserving of your hard-earned dollar. 

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Kia Sportage: Performance

Performance is one of the first areas SUV shoppers consider when trying to narrow down their search. The Mazda CX-5 is equipped with a more powerful 2.5L engine under the hood compared to the 2.4L engine on the latest Sportage. Each engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Not only is the Mazda CX-5 the more powerful of the two, it is also more efficient, earning a better combined mpg rating. 

2021 MAZDA CX-5 Engine Specs: 

  • 187 hp
  • 186 lb-ft of torque
  • 28 combined mpg

2022 Kia Sportage Engine Specs: 

  • 181 hp
  • 175 lb-ft of torque
  • 26 combined mpg

What about towing power? The base towing capacity of the Mazda CX-5 is 2,000 pounds. The Kia Sportage falls a bit short at 1,653 pounds. To reach the same level of towing as the Mazda CX-5, you will have to upgrade the Sportage with trailer brakes.

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Kia Sportage: Cabin Space

When you choose the Mazda CX-5 over the Kia Sportage, you never have to worry about feeling cramped as you travel around Goshen and Warwick. The Mazda CX-5 delivers a passenger volume of 103.6 cubic feet. Things are a little less roomy inside of the cabin in the Kia Sportage. It has a passenger volume of 98.6 cubic feet.

Contact Compass Mazda for More Information

So, now that you have compared the 2021 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2022 Kia Sportage, it’s clear that the Mazda CX-5 has more to offer Port Jervis drivers. Why not stop by to see it in person and take it for a test drive around Middletown? Contact Compass Mazda for more information and to see how else the Mazda CX-5 can elevate your daily drives. You can also get pre-approved for financing online.

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