2020 Kia Sportage vs 2020 Mazda CX-5

Red 2020 Kia Sportage and grey 2020 Mazda CX-5

Small SUVs deliver in every category. From easy city handling to spacious cabins and cargo spaces, these vehicles are a perfect match for everyday drivers. Kia has perfected the art of creating a vehicle that checks all of the boxes but does so in a unique and recognizable way. Kia vehicles stand out on the road for all of the right reasons and the 2020 Kia Sportage is no exception.

The 2020 Sportage lineup includes the LX, S, EX, and SX Turbo trim grades. This Kia SUV is available right now at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL and is continuing to steal the hearts of drivers throughout the Tampa Bay area. In this comparison guide we are going to show you just how good the 2020 Kia Sportage is by putting it up against the 2020 Mazda CX-5. Let’s see how the two compare below!

2020 Kia Sportage


2020 Mazda CX-5

2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.5-liter SKYACTIV® 4-cylinder engine
181 horsepower | 175 pound-feet of torque Standard Power Specs 187 horsepower | 186 pound-feet of torque
2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine with 240 horsepower Available Engine 2.5T SKYACTIV®4-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower
8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Infotainment Center 7-inch touchscreen
30.7 cubic feet/60.1 cubic feet Cargo Space (rear seats up/rear seats down) 30.9 cubic feet/59.6 cubic feet
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2020 Sportage Delivers Affordable Style and Performance in Tampa Bay

One thing Kia does best is keep the prices of its vehicles affordable. The 2020 Kia Sportage delivers in every category, checking the boxes for spacious storage areas, powerful engine options, stylish designs, and more, all while keeping the cost low. The 2020 Sportage starts off at a base manufacturer suggested retail price of $23,990 and reaches a top starting price of $33,590 for the top-tier SX Turbo trim level. Meanwhile, the competing 2020 Mazda CX-5 has a starting manufacturer suggested retail price of $25,190 for its base Sport model and skyrockets to a starting MSRP of $37,155 for its top model.

The 2020 Kia Sportage paint palette is sure to appeal to a full range of drivers in the Tampa Bay area. Shoppers can choose from a selection of Clear White, Sparkling Silver, Steel Gray, Pacific Blue, Burnished Copper, Hyper Red, Black Cherry, and Snow White Pearl paint options that pair effortlessly with the three interior color schemes – Black, Gray, and Beige. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 on the other hand offers a limited array of seven muted exterior color options.

When shoppers choose the 2020 Sportage they are getting a fully capable SUV fit with enough storage space for every adventure. The Sportage comes fitted with a 181-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and offers up to 60.1 cubic feet of storage space. The standard 8.0-inch touchscreen display in the Sportage is equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, two features that the competing 2020 CX-5 lacks in its base model. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 pumps out 10 extra horsepower over the Sportage, but this minimal difference in power isn’t enough to push the CX-5 above this Kia SUV. The CX-5 features a smaller infotainment center and doesn’t offer the latest connectivity features in every trim grade.

The 2020 Kia Sportage continues to reign supreme over the rest of the SUV competition and it is available right now at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL. Contact a member of our team for more info.