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If you’re looking for a compact 5-seat SUV, you probably have the Mazda CX5 on your list, and maybe some old favourites like the Honda CR-V or the Nissan Rogue too. With so many options how do you know which one to choose?

We find that simple car-by-car comparison charts make the tough job of choosing a new vehicle a little bit easier. Does it have heated seats? Rear view camera? Alloy wheels? All important considerations.

Today we’re going to compare the Kia Sportage, and the Mazda CX-5.

There’s no need to look beyond the all-weather year-round practicality that you’ll find in a small SUV, but the perks of this compact and peppy style are endless. A high seating position makes for an easy step-in height and a commanding view of the road. A smaller design compared to the larger SUV and crossover counterparts makes driving, parking, and maneuverability a breeze. Add in ample cargo space and ground clearance and you have a winning combination. Plus, they’re just a pleasure to drive.

Here are some highlights for each model. Check out the chart below for the full comparison details.

2020 Kia Sportage:

  • Kia is one of JD Power’s winningest car brands for 2019 and has consistently been at the top since 2012.
  • Won the 2019 JD Power Highest Quality Small SUV Award (also recipient in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013).
  • Earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Kia boasts a best-in-class warranty that is lightyears – and calendar years – ahead of the competition. It features a Basic 5-Year or 100,000 km, a Drivetrain 5-Year or 100,000 km, a Corrosion 5-Year/Unlimited km, and a Roadside Assistance 5-Year/Unlimited km.

2020 Mazda CX-5:

  • The CX-5 made Car and Driver’s 10 Best list of 2020
  • Features a 7-year corrosion warranty
  • Earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named it a Top Safety Pick+ for 2019 (Mazda says the refreshed model should qualify again for 2020, but that testing has not yet been completed).

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