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2021 Mazda CX-5 versus 2021 Kia Sportage

    Comparing the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and 2021 Kia Sportage is comparing two of the most popular SUVs on the road today. Both offer plenty of power and features, but which one is best for you?

    First up, you should consider the MSRP (manufacturer's standard retail price) of each SUV. The base model of the 2021 CX-5 has a starting price of $25,370 while the base model of the 2021 Sportage costs $24,090.

    Of course, there are various trims options for both SUVs, each of which start at different prices as more features are included. You can check our amazing 2021 Mazda CX-5 offers 7 trim options including: Carbon Edition, Carbon Edition Turbo, Touring, Sport, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature. On the other hand, the 2021 Kia Sportage offers 4 trim options including: EX, LX, S, and SX Turbo. Be sure to call us here at Pacifico Mazda so we can help you more fully compare different trim options between the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and 2021 Kia Sportage.

    Another key consideration when doing a side-by-side of these SUVs are the engine options. Mazda offers 2 different engines for its CX-5 line, including the Regular Unleaded I-4 and Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4. Kia offers 2 different engines for its Sportage lineup, including the Regular Unleaded I-4 and Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4.

    Next up you will want to look at the drivetrain options and MPG ratings for these SUVs. The 2021 CX-5 offers up All Wheel Drive and Front Wheel Drive and gets 31 miles per gallon. The 2021 Sportage has Front Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive drivetrains and gets 30 miles per gallon.

    Finally, when it comes to available colors, the 2021 CX-5 comes in 8 colors including colors like: Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Sonic Silver Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, and Polymetal Gray. In comparison, the 2021 Sportage comes in 8 colors including Steel Gray, Sparkling Silver, Snow White Pearl, and Pacific Blue to name a few.

    If you're excited about buying a Mazda, you can check our amazing lease deals on 2021 Mazda CX-5s here. If you're looking for a Kia, check out our great deals on used certified pre-owned Kia SUVs here.

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    Overview

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    Compare 2021 Mazda CX-5 & Kia Sportage Features & Specs

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    FAQs About 2021 Mazda CX-5 SUV vs. 2021 Kia Sportage SUV

    Is the 2021 Mazda CX-5 a better SUV than the 2021 Kia Sportage?

    The 2021 Mazda CX-5 has been redesigned to be more fuel efficient and offers a higher level of comfort for SUV drivers. The new model also comes with a variety of performance, safety and entertainment options. Overall you are going to find a better value for money with the 2021 Mazda CX-5 over the 2021 Kia Sportage, but be sure to compare trim packages and contact Pacifico Mazda at 866-979-7845 to see the latest discounts and lease packages.

    Which SUV is cheaper: The 2021 Mazda CX-5 or the 2021 Kia Sportage?

    The final price of either of these SUVs will depend on your trim selection and the options you select. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 base model has an MSRP of $25,370, and the base model MSRP of the 2021 Sportage starts at $24,090.

    Does the 2021 Mazda CX-5 have the same drivetrain options as 2021 Kia Sportage?

    The 2021 Mazda CX-5 comes with these drivetrain options:

    • All Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive

    The 2021 Kia Sportage comes with these drivetrain options:

    • Front Wheel Drive
    • All Wheel Drive

    How does the MPG of the Mazda CX-5 compare with the Kia Sportage?

    This will depend on which type of engine and trim you select, but the base model 2021 Mazda CX-5 gets 31 miles per gallon. The 2021 Kia Sportage base model gets 30 MPG.

    What are the engine options of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 versus the 2021 Kia Sportage?

    2021 Mazda CX-5 Engine Options:

    • Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

    2021 Kia Sportage Engine Options:

    • Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

    How do the colors of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 compare with the 2021 Kia Sportage?

    The 2021 Mazda CX-5 comes in these colors and more:

    • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
    • Sonic Silver Metallic
    • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
    • Polymetal Gray

    The 2021 Kia Sportage comes in these colors and more:

    • Steel Gray
    • Sparkling Silver
    • Snow White Pearl
    • Pacific Blue
    Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (also referred to as “MSRP”, “Base MSRP”, “Base Price” or the “Starting At” price), excludes destination/delivery charge, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees, and total of options. For authenticated AXZ Plan customers, the price displayed may represent Plan pricing. Not all AXZ Plan customers will qualify for the Plan pricing shown and not all offers or incentives are available to AXZ Plan customers.
    To qualify for discount, customer must pay cash, arrange own finance or have Pacifico financing through one of these preferred lenders: HMFC, FMCC, Chase Prime, Wells Fargo, TD Bank, 5th 3rd bank, SunTrust Bank, M&T Bank, Huntington National Bank, or a local Credit Union. Not all customers will qualify.

    While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with Pacifico.

    EPA mileage estimates are for newly manufactured vehicles only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

    Before purchasing this vehicle, it is your responsibility to address any and all differences between information on this website and the actual vehicle specifications and/or any warranties offered prior to the sale of this vehicle. Vehicle data on this website is compiled from publicly available sources and believed by the publisher to be reliable. Vehicle date is subject to change without notice. The publisher assumes no responsibility for errors and/or omissions on this data and makes no representations express or implied to any actual or prospective purchaser of the vehicle as to the condition of the vehicle, vehicle specifications, ownership, vehicle history, equipment/accessories, price or warranties.
    EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.