2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2016 Mazda CX-5 Sport

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

In the past several years, drivers in Bradenton and Tampa have turned to the crossover SUV segment to meet their automotive needs, and the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is a standout in this competitive class. Recognized for its top safety scores and responsive driving, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 returns to Cox Mazda this year with an upgraded interior and exterior design and more high-tech features for the modern driver. All of this helps it to top the likes of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

Starting Price

Most drivers shopping for a compact crossover SUV are hoping to get a dependable, safe, and fun car without breaking the bank. When it comes to affordability, the Mazda CX-5 is the sure choice:

  • 2016 Mazda CX-5 Price: MSRP starting at $21,795
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Starting Price: MSRP starting at $24,950

Fuel Economy

Another way to save money on your vehicle is by choosing a powertrain boasting great fuel economy. In this area, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 again beats out the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Under the hood is a 2.0L inline-four that utilizes exclusive Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY to achieve up to an EPA-estimated 35 highway mpg and 26 city mpg. Compare this to the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport’s 2.4L four-cylinder engine that gets significantly lower fuel economy at an EPA-estimated 27 highway mpg and 20 city mpg.


In independent driving tests, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 crossover’s topmost engine proved faster than that of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. When fitted with the available 2.5L inline-four, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 hits 60 mph in just 8.0 seconds. The Santa Fe Sport’s upgraded 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder powertrain, on the other hand, reaches 60 mph in a slightly longer 8.1 seconds.

Standard Towing Capacity

If you’re buying a crossover SUV, chances are you’d like to haul a large amount of cargo without any problem. Again, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 proves the obvious choice, with a standard towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. Meanwhile, standard towing on the Santa Fe Sport is just 1500 pounds.

Get the Versatile 2016 Mazda CX-5 at Cox Mazda

If you’re looking for a crossover SUV with a peppy drive and practical fuel economy, capacities, and safety features, then the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is an excellent choice. You can take it for a test drive at Cox Mazda, your certified Tampa-area Mazda dealer, located at 3101 Cortez Rd. W. in Bradenton, FL. Stop in today, contact us online, or call us at (888) 260-1691 to find out more about the new Mazda CX-5.