2016 Red Mazda CX-5

Looking at a Couple of Crossovers Together

In Car News, Hyundai, Mazda by Admin

The Mazda CX-5 and the Hyundai Tucson will come into 2016 both as well –built highly engaging rides that offer good space and the features needed to be great in the segment the comparison of the two will show you which one is the one you want in order to be the right choice for driving.  When you are looking for a great new crossover SUV you can certainly find the right choice of an SUV to drive, but there is no reason to settle and this comparison will certainly give you the idea of which one of these segment leaders is right for you.

To start with, and as many say, numbers don’t lie and the CX-5 sold twice as many Tucson models in the previous year.  Mostly that is because the Tucson needed to be and thankfully was fully redesigned for the 2016 model year to add some great new looks and features.  This certainly helps to put it on the same playing field as the CX-5 to ensure a vehicle that will be perfect for driving while enjoying the amazing good looks of either vehicle.  With that out of the way let’s see what each vehicle has to offer you.

Mazda CX-5

This attractive SUV offers you a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that comes in with 184 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque.  This is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission that helps offer 22 city/31 hwy mpg.  With a starting base price of $21,795 the CX-5 has a lot for a little price.

The CX-5 offers a direct and engaged drive for you to enjoy and take part in the fun of actually driving a vehicle once again.  In many cases the drive of a vehicle is one that most of us may not really understand until we are behind the wheel of a car that makes the drive the most important part of the vehicle.  On the inside the CX-5 offers a look and feel that is attractive and easy to use and understand.  This gives you a place to enjoy the ride from that certainly makes this a driving position you can enjoy.  The Mazda CX-5 is great at being an SUV as its versatile with lots of different cargo configurations that can be fully enjoyed to haul several different types and sizes of cargo.

Hyundai Tucson

As the new kid on the block, the Tucson is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that shows up with 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque.  This is attached to a seven-speed automatic transmission that allows the SUV to enjoy 24 city/30 hwy mpg.  The Tucson shows up at a base price of $22,700 to be an affordable vehicle to own.

The drive of the Tucson is softer than the CX-5 giving a ride that is more comfortable.  If you are not one that looks to take drives for the fun of driving the Tucson has the ride comfort you want to go along with the excellent features you will find inside.  Speaking of which, the interior of the Tucson is more engaged and full of great features which makes it a vehicle that you will enjoy from every seat in the SUV.  Toss in many of the great features that you will certainly enjoy the Tucson is nearly a luxury vehicle for you to enjoy.  Even though the CX-5 is more diverse in the cargo area, the Tucson is much better at off roading which allows you to have a vehicle you can take out on the trails for some fun.

Verdict

As with many comparisons it becomes easy to see the differences, but the differences are what make them great.  If you want a sporty and engaged ride form a vehicle that we are used to that also offers you the best looks in the segment then the CX-5 is the right choice for you.  On the other hand if you are looking for a smoother ride and some off road ability with plenty of amazing interior features, the new Tucson is the right vehicle to put in your driveway.  These differences are enough to let you know the choice is yours to make but both of these SUVs are going to be amazing at doing what you want and adding the versatility you need.