2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Mazda CX-5

Compact SUVs are all the rage these days, which leaves you as a buyer with plenty of options to choose from. That being said, we realize that you don't have a wealth of time to spend researching this vehicle or that vehicle. You just need the most important facts laid out in front of you in a way that makes it easy to compare one vehicle to the next. Well, that's what we are aiming to do with this comparison of the 2018 Kia Sportage vs the 2018 Mazda CX-5.

Now, nothing beats experiencing the vehicle in-person with a test drive, but you also probably don't have the time to spend test driving every single vehicle available. The Kia Sportage is one that you will definitely want to take for a spin, though, and you'll be glad you did thanks to its available 237-horsepower engine that pumps out an incredible 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine output certainly beats that of the Mazda CX-5.

2018 Kia Sportage


2018 Mazda CX-5

Up to 237 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque Engine Specs Up to 187 hp, 186 lb-ft of torque
Up to 60.1 cubic feet Cargo Volume Up to 59.6 cubic feet
Available Hands-Free Liftgate N/A
60 months/60,000 miles Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty 36 months/36,000 miles

Differences Between the 2018 Sportage and 2018 CX-5

When it comes to interior space, things get a little bit more similar, even though the Sportage does have a slight edge in cargo space. Despite the similarities, the Sportage does offer amenities that you simply won't find in the CX-5, such as hands-free liftgate operation, passenger-side lumbar support in addition to the driver, LED brake lights and a parking assist system.

We also have to mention the warranty in this comparison. Kia has an incredible warranty that is tough to beat, and in fact, Mazda fails to beat it when comparing these two vehicles. With the 2018 Kia Sportage, you get a bumper-to-bumper warranty that lasts for 60 months or 60,000 miles... whichever comes first.

As you can see, the 2018 Kia Sportage has the edge in many key areas when compared to the 2018 Mazda CX-5. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us or simply stop by for a test drive.