Compare 2015 Kia Sorento vs 2015 Mazda CX-5

2015 Kia Sorento
2015 Mazda CX-5
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2WD 4-Door I4 LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento 2WD 4-Door I4 LX 20 27 $23,474 $24,300
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 EX 18 25 $30,084 $31,700
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 LX 18 25 $25,787 $26,700
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 SX 18 25 $34,520 $36,700
Sorento 2WD 4-Door V6 SX Limited 18 25 $37,540 $39,900
Sorento AWD 4-Door I4 LX 19 25 $25,217 $26,100
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 EX 18 24 $31,792 $33,500
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 LX 18 24 $27,529 $28,500
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 SX 18 24 $36,213 $38,500
Sorento AWD 4-Door V6 SX Limited 18 24 $39,233 $41,700
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AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $28,387 $29,220
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $23,706 $24,395
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,472 $26,215
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 32 $27,176 $27,970
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $22,298 $22,945
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 32 $24,258 $24,965
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,939 $21,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,474
$28,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,300
$29,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Kia Sorento gets a little better each year, and its combination of elegance, versatility, and value makes it a great pick for families. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is an athletic, fuel-efficient, well-designed small crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.2 102.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 57.5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
184.4 178.7
Height, Overall (in)
66.9 65.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.9 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.9 34.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.9 34.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 65.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 57.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Brakes
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)
12.6 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 15.3
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65TR17 P225/55VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65TR17 P225/55VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1650 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3594 3560
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4250 185 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
191 @ 6300 184 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.62
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.64 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento 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
7.7 (Est) 6.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0
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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