Compare 2018 Hyundai Tucson vs 2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Hyundai Tucson
2018 Mazda CX-5
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tucson Limited AWD 24 28 $29,235 $30,825
Tucson Limited FWD 25 30 $27,926 $29,425
Tucson SE AWD 21 26 $23,047 $23,950
Tucson SE FWD 23 30 $21,724 $22,550
Tucson SEL AWD 21 26 $24,228 $25,200
Tucson SEL FWD 23 30 $22,905 $23,800
Tucson SEL Plus AWD 21 26 $26,969 $28,100
Tucson SEL Plus FWD 23 30 $25,646 $26,700
Tucson Sport AWD 21 25 $25,371 $26,550
Tucson Sport FWD 21 28 $24,055 $25,150
Tucson Value AWD 24 28 $26,687 $27,950
Tucson Value FWD 25 30 $25,371 $26,550
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-5 Grand Touring AWD 24 30 $29,752 $30,945
CX-5 Grand Touring FWD 25 31 $28,503 $29,645
CX-5 Sport AWD 24 30 $24,985 $25,450
CX-5 Sport FWD 25 31 $23,710 $24,150
CX-5 Touring AWD 24 30 $26,734 $27,515
CX-5 Touring FWD 25 31 $25,472 $26,215
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,235
$29,752
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,825
$30,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$514 / month
$516 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson puts service ahead of sizzle, and caps it with an excellent warranty. As long as cargo space isn’t your main reason for buying a compact crossover, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is an excellent, fun-to-drive choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 39.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 103.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.4 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
176.2 179.1
Height, Overall (in)
64.8 65.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62.8
Liftover Height (in)
- 29.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31 30.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.9 59.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
31 30.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 57
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 32.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 15.3
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 36
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR19 P225/55VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR19 P225/55VR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3686 3655
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 100
Engine
Displacement
1.6 L/97 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5500 187 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 186 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.62
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.45
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tucson Mazda CX-5
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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