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2019 MAZDA CX-5 VS KIA SPORTAGE

The compact SUV segment is full of exciting options for all types of consumers, regardless of their preferences. We are thinking here of the 2019 Mazda CX-5, which combines truly sporty handling with elegant style and cutting-edge technologies. If we want an SUV that is fun to drive, the Mazda CX-5 is usually on the list of models to go for. However, the Kia Sportage is also found in this list very often.

While it is true that the Kia Sportage is a dynamic SUV like the Mazda CX-5, the comparison is more lame when we take a look at the efficiency of the two SUVs. There, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 really has the advantage.

Standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, the CX-5's four-cylinder engine is more powerful than the majority of its rivals including the 2.4-liter engine. of the Kia Sportage. The latter offers 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

Despite the difference in power between the two models, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 offers better fuel economy with an average fuel consumption of 9.8 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway. The Kia Sportage consumes an average of 10.8 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 9.1 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway.

Not surprisingly, then, the Kia Sportage is less popular than the Mazda CX-5 in terms of sales. The latter is both more powerful and more fuel efficient.

Even when you look at higher performance powertrains, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 has the advantage. It offers to start with a diesel engine not found in the Kia Sportage, but beyond that it also offers a four-cylinder turbo engine in its Signature livery. The latter delivers 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque while consuming an average of just 10.8 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 8.7 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway.

Imagine, this engine is more economical than the base engine of the Kia Sportage! To learn more about the 2019 Mazda CX-5, contact us today at Ami Junior Mazda!

Beige leather interior of a 2019 Mazda CX-5

Gray 2019 Mazda CX-5