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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Hyundai Tuscon

Comparison image of a red 2018 Mazda CX-5 and a silver 2018 Hyundai Tuscon

Are you in the market for a mid-size crossover vehicle? If so, there are several great options on the market today for you to consider. Two of the better options for customers to consider Carlsbad, CA are the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Hyundai Tucson.

So, you, like many others, have narrowed your mid-size crossover search down to the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Hyundai Tucson. Now, you will need to decide between these two options. The best way to make an informed decision between these 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Hyundai Tucson is to compare them against one another. For this comparison, we will focus on the base models for each option; Mazda CX-5 Sport and Hyundai Tucson SE.

Engine Specifications

2018 Mazda CX-5


2018 Hyundai Tuscon

2.5L Inline 4-Cylinder Base Engine 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder
187 Horsepower @ 6000 RPM Engine Power 164 Horsepower @ 6200 RPM
186 Pound-Feet @ 4000 RPM Engine Torque 151 Pound-Feet @ 4000 RPM
25 MPG / 31 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 23 MPG / 30 MPG

Test Drive the 2018 Mazda CX-5 in Carlsbad CA

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Hyundai Tucson are both tremendously competitive. However, the table above clearly shows that the 2018 Mazda CX-5 has the advantage in engine performance and fuel economy. The table below highlights the interior volume and cargo space available in these two crossovers. Both models feature seating for five passengers and nearly identical cargo space and interior volume. When all the specifications of these two crossovers are compared against one another, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 clearly has the upper hand.

Interior Volume & Capacity

2018 Mazda CX-5


2018 Hyundai Tuscon

5 Passengers Seating Capacity 5 Passengers
30.9 Cubic Feet Cargo Capacity 31.0 Cubic Feet
59.6 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 61.9 Cubic Feet
134.7 Cubic Feet EPA Interior Volume 133.2 Cubic Feet

Customers who are interested in learning more about the 2018 Mazda CX-5 can test drive it at Bob Baker Mazda today! Any questions you might have can be addressed to our excellent sales team, and they will do the best they can to provide you with an answer. Visit us at Bob Baker Mazda in Carlsbad, CA today!