2023 Kia Sorento vs. 2024 Mazda CX-5 Review

Picture of the 2023 Kia Sorento

2023 Kia
Sorento

MSRP*: $30,390 to $46,990
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Picture of the 2024 Mazda CX-5

2024 Mazda
CX-5

MSRP*: $29,300 to $40,600
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MPG - City 22 - 24 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 75.5 ft3 59.3 ft3
Engine
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 281-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 281 hp 187 - 227 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 189.0 in 180.1 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 39.3 - 39.7 in
Rear 39.0 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Mazda CX-5. The Kia Sorento offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-5, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Kia Sorento requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-5, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Kia Sorento is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-5.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento is much wider than the Mazda CX-5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Sorento, which is slightly longer than the Mazda CX-5.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-5 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Sorento greatly out-muscles the Mazda CX-5.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Kia Sorento does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mazda CX-5.

Utility
The Kia Sorento offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda CX-5, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Kia Sorento, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda CX-5.