Comparing the 2020 MAZDA CX-5 and the 2020 Kia Sportage

Visit Freeman Mazda, your trusted Texas Mazda dealership, the next time you’re ready to buy a new Mazda SUV. If you’ve have your eye on a new compact SUV, we’ll be happy to introduce you to the 2020 Mazda CX-5 at our Mazda dealership in Irving, TX. When you stop by, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about this Mazda SUV, including why it’s a standout against competing luxury SUV models like the 2020 Kia Sportage.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Irving


The 2020 Mazda CX-5 comes with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque. In upper trims, there is a more powerful variation of this engine that earns up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.


Like the Mazda CX-5, the Kia Sportage also offers two powertrain options. The most powerful engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit, falls just a bit shy of the most powerful Mazda CX-5 engine, only producing 240 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque.



 Both the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Kia Sportage offer room for five passengers, but the former offers back-seat riders a bit more space to stretch out. Rear-seat legroom in the Mazda CX-5 totals 39.6 inches and hip room comes to a generous 55.3 inches. The Kia Sportage, on the other hand, offers only 38.2 inches of legroom and 51.2 inches of hip room. Plus, while the Kia Sportage offers heated and ventilated seating for the front row, it does not offer these same comforts for rear-seat passengers as the Mazda CX-5 does.



The 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers numerous active driver aids and infotainment tech features that sophisticated and well-connected drivers look for in their vehicles. When it comes to technology for safer driving, the Mazda CX-5 pulls slightly ahead of the Kia Sportage, with standard safety aids including advanced tools like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, which is only an available add-on in the Kia Sportage.


If you’d like to learn more about what distinguishes the 2020 Mazda CX-5 from competing models in its class where performance, comfort, and safety are concerned, our Mazda dealers near Dallas are eager to share everything we know. Whether you need expert Mazda service or help with financing, you can count on our team at Freeman Mazda.