2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Kia Sportage

A silver 2020 Mazda CX-5 compared to a red 2020 Kia Sportage.

As a five-seat crossover, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 has been turning heads. With the Kodo: Soul of Motion Design and a sleek, modern interior, the model offers what the Mazda brand truly encapsulates: performance, innovation, and class.

As a whole, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers performance and technology to stand up to other models in the small crossover class. At Marketplace Mazda, we dip into the market once more with the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and compare it to the 2020 Kia Sportage. Find a comparison below should you be interested in either model.

2020 Mazda CX-5


2020 Kia Sportage

2.5L 4-Cylinder 6A Base Engine 2.4L 4-Cylinder 6A
187 Horsepower (at 6000 RPM) 181
186 ft-lbs Torque (at 4000 RPM) 175 ft-lbs
25 City / 31 Highway MPG Estimated Fuel Economy 23 City / 30 Highway MPG
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Optional

When comparing both 2020 models, looks can be deceivingly close. Both the 2020 Mazda CX-5 model’s horsepower (187) and torque (186 ft-lbs) levels of the base SKYACTIV-G®2.5L engine outperform the 2020 Kia Sportage base trim. This is also the case with the 28 Combined MPG found in the 2020 Mazda CX-5. When comparing turbo engines, the CX-5 pushes further with up to 250 horsepower and 320 ft-lbs of torque compared to the 240 horsepower, 260 ft-lbs. of torque in the Sportage model’s 2.0L turbo engine.

Find a 2020 Mazda CX-5 at Marketplace Mazda

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 starts with an 8-inch full-color touchscreen equipped with the MAZDA CONNECT® Infotainment System. This system allows you to navigate through valuable vehicle information, provide entertainment for your drive, and even connect to your phone for maximum optimization. For the phones, both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility is available for ideal usage. Other features found in the CX-5 interior include:

  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone integration
  • Bose® 10-Speaker Premium Audio System
  • Active Driving Display
  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Rearview Camera

When compared to other midsize crossovers like the 2020 Kia Sportage, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 looks to be a great option for people young and old. With strong engine performance and high-quality interior technology, the model has much to offer any driver. Stop into the Rochester, NY area and find a quality model at Marketplace Mazda today.