2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Kia Sportage
The lineup of new Mazda crossover SUVs available in the Bert Ogden Mazda in Edinberg showroom offers potential buyer options to meet almost any need. Customers looking for something that finds an equilibrium among performance, capability and efficiency should look at the current Mazda CX-5. An examination of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Kia Sportage reveals a very close battle between the two crossover SUVs, but the Mazda model presents enough advantages that customers should be scheduling a test drive at the dealership as soon as possible. For the current model year, Mazda has vastly updated its midsize crossover SUV model’s connectivity options and has introduced an available diesel engine on the top-of-the-line Signature trim. Customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 today by calling, 833-296-6802.
People who have winnowed down their options to the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Kia Sportage will see several similarities. Both vehicles have two rows of seats that can accommodate five passengers. Additionally, the Mazda and Kia crossover SUV models have nearly identical cargo bay dimensions. When the rear seats of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 are folded down, it will offer 59.6 cubic-feet of cargo volume. The Kia Sportage does offer slightly more, but only by about a half a cubic-foot. Additionally, both the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Kia Sportage have smartphone-compatible infotainment systems available. All trims of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 come with low-speed forward collision warning and mitigation, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The Kia Sportage requires owners to choose optional packages or higher trims to get similar systems.
2019 Mazda CX-5
2019 Kia Sportage
|2.5-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||2.4-L, 4-Cyl.|
|59.6 cu.-ft.||Cargo Volume||60.1 cu.-ft.|
|2,000 lbs.||Towing||2,000 lbs.|
For the first time ever, the 2019 version of the Mazda CX-5 makes two engine options available. The SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine is still the base power plant. Naturally aspirated trims of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will make 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. Versions that have the turbocharger attached to the engine will make 227 horsepower with regular-grade gasoline and up to 250 horsepower with premium fuel. Drivers can expect to get 310 pound-feet of torque, regardless of which kind of gas is used. Signature models with the new diesel engine will make 168 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque.
The base engine used by the 2019 Kia Sportage will make 181 horsepower and the available Kia engine upgrade will make slightly more power than the turbocharged Mazda CX-5 engine. However, both vehicles can tow up to 2,000 pounds.