Mazda CX-5 vs. Hyundai Tucson

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 vs. The 2013 Hyundai Tucson

Drivers in the Tampa Bay area who have been looking for a versatile compact crossover will find plenty to love in the 2013 Mazda CX-5. We’re proud to offer this vehicle here at Cox Mazda in Bradenton, FL, as it offers eye-catching style, thrifty fuel economy, and nimble driving dynamics, making it a great choice for individuals and families alike. That said, the CX-5 is competing in a crowded segment, and there’s some stiff competition from the likes of the 2013 Hyundai Tucson. Let’s take a moment to consider how these vehicles stack up to one another.

Safety and Fuel Economy Lead the Way

While the 2013 Hyundai Tucson is a very good vehicle, we think that drivers who are looking for a compact crossover vehicle will be happier with the 2013 Mazda CX-5. Here are a few of the reasons why:

  • Both vehicles come standard with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, but when equipped with a manual transmission and front-wheel drive, the CX-5 is able to achieve 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway, while the Tucson lags far behind, managing just 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
  • In the front crash test conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2013 CX-5 received the highest available five-star rating, and the 2013 Tucson only managed four stars.
  • The CX-5 not only sports more even weight distribution than the Tucson, it also has a longer wheelbase, enabling smoother handling and greater stability.
  • Mazda’s crossover offers more front headroom and shoulder room than Hyundai’s offering.
  • The CX-5 gives you 64.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space — far more than the Tucson, which offers a maximum cargo space of 55.8 cubic feet.

Choose Cox Mazda

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is an exceptional vehicle, and we’re confident that you’ll be impressed with it when you try it out. To take a test drive of this or any other Mazda vehicle, visit our dealership at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, FL — we’re just a 50-mile drive south of Tampa, and we’re proud to serve drivers throughout the area. With our selection of new and used vehicles and our commitment to customer service, we know you’ll agree that we’re worth the drive, so come see us today!