2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson in Downers Grove, IL



Downers Grove, IL area drivers interested in a sporty compact SUV often set their sights on either a Mazda CX-5, or a Hyundai Tucson. We love the 2016 Mazda CX-5, and have reviewed it. However, we know that most customers in the market for a new vehicle often choose to comparison shop to make sure that they take home the product that fits their needs best and at the best price. That is why we've chosen to see how the new 2016 Mazda CX-5 fares against the 2016 Hyundai Tucson.

If you are looking for deals on the new 2016 Mazda CX-5, make sure to check our new vehicle specials and Mazda incentives pages for current offers.

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2016 Hyundai Tucson: Specs & Performance

To start off, looking at the Mazda CX-5's specs it is clear that the Mazda model can go further and carry more than its competition. The Mazda CX-5's engine is built with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, making it more powerful and more efficient than the Hyundai Tucson's turbocharged engine.

2016 Mazda CX-5Model2016 Hyundai Tucson
2.5L I4Engine1.6L Turbo I4
184 HPHorsepower175 HP
185 lb.-ft.Torque195 lb.-ft.
26/33 MPG FWD; 24/30 MPG AWDGas Mileage - City/Highway25/30 MPG FWD; 24/28 MPG AWD
2,000 lbs.Towing Capacity1,500 lbs.

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2016 Hyundai Tucson: Interior & Exterior Design

Though both models have a five-person seating capacity, the Mazda CX-5 has a total 137.9 cu. ft. interior volume, compared to 133.2 cu. ft. in the Hyundai Tucson. This translates to not only more room for you and your passengers to spread out in, but also more cargo space than the Hyundai Tucson.

However, it is not just the Mazda CX-5's interior that proves more attractive to drivers searching for a compact SUV in the Downers Grove, IL area. The 2016 CX-5 employs the "Kodo - Soul of Motion" design philosophy, creating an athletic and bold stance that gives the sporty CUV dynamic energy even when still.

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2016 Hyundai Tucson: Trims Levels, Packages & Standard Features

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 comes in three trim levels-Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring-while the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is more spread out over four trims-SE, Eco, Sport, and Limited. This means Downers Grove, IL drivers will get certain features at a lower cost by moving up the trim levels of the Mazda CX-5 than they will with the Tucson. For example, some Mazda CX-5 standard features that are not available on the Tucson base level trim include:
  • Push button start
  • Power windows with driver's auto up/down
  • 7-in. full-color touchscreen display
  • HD Radio™
There are also several unique Mazda CX-5 options and packages not available on the Tucson, including a Bose® Centerpoint® 2 Surround Sound audio system and i-ACTIVSENSE®.

For more information on the features found on each trim level of the 2016 Mazda CX-5, please reach out to a product specialist with our contact form.

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2016 Hyundai Tucson: Safety Features

i-ACTIVSENSE® and top quality build construction helped the Mazda CX-5 earn its safety ratings: Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, and five stars in side crash protection from the NHTSA.

Though both the Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5 include several advanced safety features rapidly becoming vital, including a rearview camera and a blind spot monitor on top of multiple airbags and a stability/traction control system, additional available Mazda CX-5 safety features include:
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Radar Cruise Control
  • LED headlights with auto leveling, LED fog lights and DRL, and rain-sensing windshield wipers for optimal visibility

The Winner is…The 2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Hyundai Tucson is available for a starting MSRP of $22,700 MSRP. Meanwhile, the Mazda CX-5 price is $21,795 MSRP in the base Sport trim, nearly a thousand dollars less.

We have numerous Mazda CX-5 SUVs for sale in a variety of colors and trims at our Mazda dealership in Downers Grove, IL. Head over to our new vehicle inventory to see them all, then call (877) 827-9086 to schedule a test drive.