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2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5 Review

New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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New 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*
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$26,990 to $41,890
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$25,190 to $37,155
Invoice* $25,952 to $39,512 $24,719 to $35,708
MPG - City 18 - 22 22 - 25
MPG - Hwy 24 - 29 27 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
The Kia Sorento offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-5, with comparable head- and legroom. The Kia Sorento will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sorento as you will with the Mazda CX-5, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Sorento and the Mazda CX-5 have similar Destination Charges.

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. If you go with the Kia Sorento, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda CX-5.

Drivetrain
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.

Handling
The Kia Sorento has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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.

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. The Kia Sorento has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-5.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sorento than that of the Mazda CX-5.