2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 Kia Sportage

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Kia Sportage

2016 Kia Sportage

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 combines the advances of SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY with Mazda’s reputation for head-turning style and excellent value. That makes it one of the best compact crossovers currently on the road. Drivers in the market for a functional vehicle that also looks great will find a lot to like about the latest Mazda CX-5. Discover for yourself how it compares to the 2016 Kia Sportage. Once you see the Mazda difference, plan on making a short trip from Tampa to check out the newest Mazda CX-5 model in person at Cox Mazda in Bradenton.


If you want to stretch your car-buying budget further and get a better vehicle in the process, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is a solid choice:

  • 2016 Mazda CX-5: MSRP starting at $21,795
  • 2016 Kia Sportage: MSRP starting at $22,150

Fuel Economy

In addition to costing less, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 will help you spend less on gas thanks to its fuel efficiency ratings with the help of SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. In the 2016 Mazda CX-5, the base engine gets up to an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. A more powerful engine still achieves an impressive EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. Those ratings approach the top of the class.

In the 2016 Kia Sportage, the base engine gets only 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. With the more powerful engine option those ratings fall to a disappointing 20 mpg city and 26 mg highway.

Towing Capacity

If you’re in the market for a crossover that is great for driving in the city but still strong enough to handle towing, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 delivers more than the competition thanks to a maximum towing capacity of 2000 pounds next to the Sportage’s 1500 pounds.

Cargo and Interior Space

In addition to everything else the 2016 Mazda CX-5 does well, it also gives drivers more room for passengers to spread out in and more room to pack up cargo. The interior of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is quite comfortable with plenty of space for the whole family at a 103.8 cubic-foot passenger volume. Behind the back seats, you’ll find 34.1 cubic feet of cargo space, while that number opens up to a max cargo capacity of 65.4 cubic feet with the back seats down.

The 2016 Sportage passenger area is smaller with only 100.0 cubic feet. This doesn’t help it out in the cargo department either, which standard space of just 26.1 cubic feet behind the back seats and only 54.6 cubic feet when you put the seats down.

Tour and Test Drive the Newest Mazda CX-5 in Bradenton

If you’ve concluded that the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is the vehicle that you would rather be driving, experience it in person at Cox Mazda in Bradenton. There are plenty of trim and color options available on our lot right now, and you are sure to find an option that works for you. We are less than an hour south of Tampa and easy to reach by taking I-75 south. Visit our location at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, Florida, and feel free to contact us if we can answer any question about the new Mazda CX-5 or anything else.