2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Split screen images of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

If you are in the market for a compact crossover, you have likely crossed paths with the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport models in your shopping process. With seating for up to five passengers and similar staring price points on both models, it's easy to see why they get compared so frequently.

Today, we are putting them head-to-head to see which offers more value and features for the money. Find specs and a standard and available feature comparison below to see which model may be the right fit for your next daily commuter or family hauler.

2018 Mazda CX-5


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

$24,150 Starting MSRP $24,950
25/31 Fuel Economy 21/27
2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder Base Engine 2.4-Liter Four Cylinder
Sport, Touring, Grand Touring Trim Levels Sport, Sport 2.0T, Sport 2.0T Ultimate

Trim Levels and Features by Model

Both the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport are available in three trim levels that strike a great balance between customization options and purchasing ease. Learn about what each models base and top-tier trim levels have to offer below.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5's three available trim levels include Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. Base models come standard with a review camera, split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth compatibility, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Moving up in trim levels will open the door to premium amenities like additional active safety, automatic climate control, keyless entry and push button start, a Bose sound system, Mazda navigation, heated seats, and a head-up display.

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport's trim levels include Sport, 2.0T, and 2.0T Ultimate. Standard features on the 2018 Santa Fe Sport include some modest amenities like a rearview camera, Bluetooth compatibility, and split-folding rear seats. Higher level trims have access to available active safety features, roof rails, push button start, a power liftgate, a sunroof, and more.

Overall, the 2018 Mazda CX-5's amenity package is more generous and includes premium features and safety equipment on less-expensive trims. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers some posh amenities, but mostly on higher trims and add-on packages for a lot more money. Learn more about what the 2018 Mazda CX-5 has to offer at Bill Gatton Mazda in Johnson City, TN.

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