Red 2019 Mazda CX-5 and red 2020 Kia Sportage

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Kia Sportage

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Kia Sportage
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$24,350 Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price $23,990
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with Cylinder Deactivation Base Engine 2.4-liter Inline 4-cylinder engine
187 horsepower | 186 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 181 horsepower | 175 pound-feet of torque
Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, Signature Trim Levels LX, S, EX, SX Turbo


When it comes to compact crossovers, the Mazda CX-5 continues to dominate the market even as newer models hit the streets. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 offers drivers the ideal combination of power, style, performance, and technology, checking all of the boxes when it comes to choosing a new vehicle. The CX-5 continues to be a fan-favorite among Trussville-area drivers, even as new vehicles hit the market.

At Serra Mazda we are often asked how our vehicles compare to newer models that are available. This 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Kia Sportage comparison is going to break down what sets these two vehicles apart and show you why so many drivers are choosing the 2019 CX-5. Continue reading to learn about the 2019 Mazda CX-5 or click the link above to view our lineup of in-stock 2019 CX-5 models.

Key Differences – 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Kia Sportage


The 2019 Mazda CX-5 lineup offers three different engine options to provide optimal performance in every trim. Under the hoods of the CX-5 Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring is a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter DOHC engine mated to a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission. With this power duo, these CX-5 models generate an adrenaline-pumping 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque on the road. The elite 2019 CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models come standard with a 2.5T SKYACTIV®-G engine with 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque on tap. The third available engine is new for the 2019 model year and is a SKYACTIV®-D 2.2-liter diesel engine. This diesel engine option generates an impressive 168 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. Drivers can choose between front-wheel drive and the available i-ACTIV AWD® for their 2019 Mazda CX-5. The competing 2020 Kia Sportage lineup offers a standard 2.4-liter Inline 4-cylinder engine paired to 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic® or the available 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine. The standard Sportage engine generates 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, while the available turbocharged engine generates 237 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

Inside the 2019 CX-5 is a 7-inch full-color MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen display that brings in a suite of features like the available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The remote keyless entry system and Push Button Start make going from the house to the driver’s seat easier and quicker than ever. Drivers have plenty of rear cargo space in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 with a 30.9 cubic foot cargo area that can expand up to 59.6 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down.

Infotainment center in 2019 Mazda CX-5
Grey 2019 Mazda CX-5
Closeup of Command knob in 2019 Mazda CX-5
Closeup of steering wheel and gauges in 2019 Mazda CX-5

 

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