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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Kia Sorento

Comparison image of a red 2018 Mazda CX-5 and a white Kia Sorento

Crossovers and SUVs are one of the fastest growing classes of vehicles over the past decade. As a result, there are more and more excellent SUV options available for customers to consider. Two excellent options customers should explore are the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Kia Sorento. Let’s compare these two excellent options against one another to see which option fits your needs.

For the sake of this comparison, we will be evaluating the base trim levels of the Mazda CX-5 and the Kia Sorento. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 features one engine option, while the 2018 Kia Sorento features three different engine options for customers to evaluate. Check out how the 2018 Mazda CX-5 stands up to the competition for yourself at Bob Baker Mazda in Carlsbad, CA today!

Base Engine Comparison

2018 Mazda CX-5


2018 Kia Sorento

2.5L Inline 4-Cylinder Engine Base Engine 2.4L Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
187 Horsepower Engine Power 185 Horsepower
186 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 178 Pound-Feet
25 MPG / 31 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 21 MPG / 28 MPG

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As you can see in the table above, the base engines of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Kia Sorento are incredibly competitive and have a lot in common. Both engines offer very similar power and torque, while the 2018 Mazda CX-5 has the clear advantage in fuel economy. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Kia Sorento both feature engine performance that is on par with, or, in some instances, exceeds the performance of competitors. When it comes to cargo space, the 2018 Sorento, as a larger type of SUV, does offer more space than the 5-passenger 2018 Mazda CX-5. That said, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is still a great option when it comes to cargo space.

Cargo Space Comparison

2018 Mazda CX-5


2018 Kia Sorento

5 Passengers Passenger Space 7 Passengers
30.9 Cubic Feet Standard Cargo Capacity 38.8 Cubic Feet
59.6 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 73.5 Cubic Feet
134.7 Cubic Feet EPA Interior Volume 146.4 Cubic Feet

If you are interested in learning more about the engine performance and interior space provided by the 2018 Mazda CX-5, feel free to contact the tremendous staff at Bob Baker Mazda today! We are happy to answer your questions and get you in to test drive the 2018 Mazda CX-5. Visit our dealership in Carlsbad, CA today!