2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Mazda CX5

2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Mazda CX5

We hope that your car buying process is running as smooth as a Kia vehicle does. Sometimes there may be a few bumps in the road, but we’ll try to leave you driving straight in clear weather. Our comparison pages are here to help you make an informed decision. Today we will be comparing the 2018 Kia Sportage to the 2018 Mazda CX5.

If you’ve been considering either of these vehicles (Or both), then let our comparison help you. Keep reading to learn about features and specifications on the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Mazda CX5.

2018 Kia Sportage 


2018 Mazda CX5 

$23,600  Starting MSRP  $24,150 
2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4  Engine Type  SKYACTIV ®-G 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder 
Electronically Controlled 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive with Sportmatic ®   Transmission Type  SKYACTIV ® 2-Drive 6-Speed Automatic  
181 hp at 6,000 rpm  Horsepower  187 hp at 6,000 rpm 

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The chart above compares the basic trim levels of the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Mazda CX5. However, each of these vehicles have three trim levels. As you can see, the basic trim level on the 2018 Kia Sportage has a slightly lower horsepower output than the basic trim level of the 2018 Mazda CX5. What the chart does not show you is that you can opt for higher trim levels with more horsepower on the 2018 Kia Sportage. The 2018 Kia Sportage SX Turbo, for example, has 240 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,450 – 3,500 rpm. The equivalent highest-level trim on the 2018 Mazda CX5 is the Grand Touring, which sports the same 187 horsepower output at 6,000 rpm and a 186 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm.

Price wise each of the trim levels go up, from the base level to the highest trim level. The 2018 Kia Sportage has a cheaper price for both the base trim level and the second trim level. The highest trim level is more expensive than the 2018 Mazda CX5’s highest trim level, but this reflects the amount of innovative technology and design features available, as well as the higher power output that we touched upon.

If you want to get yourself behind the wheel of a Kia Sportage vehicle, then come to Performance Kia to view our selection. You can take a test drive and get credit approval today.