Kia Sportage always looked great and the 2015 model does not stray away from this fact. However, various SUVs are now a lot better than it, which is a fact that is quite well known among SUV enthusiasts. Mazda CX-5 2015 is a favorite for many so comparing the two makes a whole lot of sense since the CX-5 does bring in great CO2 figures and impressive fuel economy.

2015 Kia Sportage

Driving

Mazda has a much more impressive engine with its 2.2 as compared to the 1.7 from Kia. Mazda CX-5 does act quicker and is a lot more flexible. However, driving difference is not at all huge. The problem is that Kia has an engine that is a lot noisier, even when you just cruise. The CX-5’s engine can be heard as well but only when you are going to rev it hard.

What is quite interesting is that Mazda CX-5 is quite easier to drive and Kia has a gearbox that is too notchy. Almost all the motorway journeys will be more relaxed when you drive the Mazda.

Interior

Interiors are definitely interesting with both SUVs. You have quite a lot of leg- and headroom but the space in the rear of the Mazda is a little larger. Kia has headroom that is hampered by the sunroof that is included, even if legroom is similar with both.

We can say that the quality of the Kia Sportage’s cabin is great because it went through a facelift. Even so, Mazda CX-5 2015 has a dashboard that feels and looks classier. Even so, CX-5 2015 is definitely not the best one in the class.

Kia Sportage 2015 does have an advantage in the included touchscreen system of 4.3 inches since it is very easy to utilize. This is definitely an advantage, even if the 5.8 inches in the Mazda CX-5 is good. The problem with Mazda is that the technology does look outdated.

Costs

For many, this is what counts the most when the choice is made. Kia Sportage is a little cheaper but not by much if we take into account the various discounts that are available through various dealerships. What is interesting is that Kia Sportage 2015 has a higher long-term value when compared to the Mazda CX-5 2015. This may be something that you want to take into account when you make your final decision.

Conclusions

2015 Mazda CX-5

When the Kia Sportage first appeared on the market, it was really attractive but it did lose ground as years passed. After all, we are talking about a difference of five years, which is quite huge. The SUV is definitely well-built and includes various great features but the Mazda CX-5 2015 is simply better when analyzing things that count the most for SUV owners.