Shopping around for an SUV, but can’t decide between the 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs the 2019 Kia Sorento? We can help. We’ve compared the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Kia Sorento by looking at each vehicle’s engine performance, price and safety features. Overall, drivers looking for a powerful SUV with an ample amount of standard features will prefer the 2019 Mazda CX-5 over the 2019 Sorento.
The standard engine of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 outputs more power than the 2019 Kia Sorento’s standard engine. The 2019 CX-5 comes equipped with a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine generating 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the 2019 Sorento’s standard, four-cylinder, 2.4-liter engine with 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque may feel underwhelming to drive.
When comparing both vehicles in terms of safety and driver assistance feature availability, drivers will find the 2019 Mazda CX-5 preferable. This SUV comes standard with a low-speed forward collision warning and mitigation system on top of a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert. Inside the 2019 Kia Sorento, these features are only included as part of a higher trim level.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 also comes standard with other interior features. A sound system with four speakers, Bluetooth audio streaming, LED headlights, an infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen, push-button ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and two USB ports all come standard in this SUV. Available 2019 Mazda CX-5 exterior color options include: Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Machine Gray Metallic, Sonic Silver Metallic, Eternal Blue Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica and Jet Black Mica.