If you're a good sport, it means that you shake hands with your opponent after a game, win or lose, or that you treat the opposition with respect. While we fully endorse being a good sport no matter what activity you're engaged in, whether it's football, softball, volleyball or soccer, there's one "Sport" that is decidedly unfair to all opponents due to its market superiority in the small SUV class, and we're okay with that. We want to share with you the benefits of the 2017 Kia Sportage vs. the 2017 Mazda CX-5 small SUV so you also understand the advantages of the 2017 Kia Sportage.
Let's start with the sheer power you have at your beck and call with the 2017 Sportage, a street-dominating 240 horsepower in its top trim option, which easily trumps the 2017 CX-5's 187 HP for all trim options. You also have more room for your shopping bags and equipment for road trips with the Sportage's expanded cargo area, which is now 60.1 cubic feet, edging the 2017 CX-5's 59.6. But if you would like to see a category where the 2017 Sportage really outpaces Mazda, it would be price, as we offer the 2017 Sportage for around $18,000 with the Friendly Kia VIP Price, while the starting price for the 2017 CX-5 can be about $7,000 more at competing lots.
|2017 Kia Sportage||Vs.||2017 Mazda CX-5|
|$18,025 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||
$25,580 (The Competition)
|60.1||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||59.6|
|Yes||Cars.com "Best New Compact SUV" Award?||No|
|Yes||Autotrader "2017 Must Test Drive" Award?||No|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No|
|34.8||Curb-to-Curb Turning Circle (feet)||36.0|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain||5 years or 60,000 miles|
Are you looking for more reasons to pass by the 2017 CX-5? Check this out: The 2017 Sportage has won a plethora of awards, such as Cars.com's "Best New Compact SUV" award, and made Autotrader's "2017 Must Test Drive" list, among other praise. The 2017 CX-5 is a little late to the party as it just reached lots in the early spring of 2017, while the 2017 Sportage has been busy for months dominating city driving and winning awards for its redesign, like the Red Dot Design award for its class. The 2017 Sportage was also named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, which makes it among the most impact-resistant small SUVs on the market. The 2017 CX-5 has none of these high honors to call its own.
The 2017 Kia Sportage is a versatile, powerful and affordable SUV, and we carry it with pride at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.