See Why the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Outdoes the 2019 Hyundai Tucson in Glendale, CA

Looking for a compact SUV that's fun to drive and nice inside? The 2019 Mazda CX-5 has lots of get-up and go and one of the finest cabins in its class. U.S. News and World Report ranked it the 2019 Best Compact SUV for the Money because of its outstanding value. The similarly-sized Hyundai Tucson also has a quiet interior with plenty of user-friendly features. However, here at Star Mazda we think the CX-5 has the thrilling driving dynamics and upscale cabin materials that people in Glendale, CA will prefer for their daily commute. Keep reading to see why.

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Hyundai Tucson

  • The CX-5 Gets Better Gas Mileage: Whether they're driving to work every day or going on long trips, most people want to spend as little on gasoline as possible. Drivers in Glendale will like that the Mazda CX-5 gets 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with its base four-cylinder engine. The Hyundai Tucson doesn't fare quite as well. It gets 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with its most fuel-efficient engine.
  • The CX-5 Has More Horsepower: If you want to be able to pass other cars and get places quickly, you need an engine with the power to do it. The Mazda CX-5 comes with a 187-horsepower engine and offers two other motors that produce 168 and 250 horsepower. The Tucson comes standard with a 164-horsepower engine and offers an available motor that puts out 181 horsepower. The CX-5 obviously has more powerful engine options than the Tucson.
  • The CX-5 Has Better Handling: Drivers in Glendale who enjoy carving corners and maneuvering through lanes will prefer the Mazda CX-5. Its lithe handling, responsive steering, and compliant ride make it a joy to drive. The Hyundai Tucson handles competently, but its driving dynamics are too laid back for many people. It stays composed on the highway, but it's not as athletic as the CX-5.
  • The CX-5 Gets Better Safety Ratings: Both the Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Tucson are safe vehicles with abundant standard safety features. However, the CX-5 earned a 2019 Top Safety Pick+ assessment from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the Tucson only received a Top Safety Pick grade from the IIHS.
  • The CX-5 Has a Nicer Interior: Both the CX-5 and Tucson offer a plethora of useful tech features in their well-built interiors. But the CX-5 has more sophisticated styling inside. People in Glendale who like the finer things in life will appreciate the CX-5's standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, available genuine wood trim and Nappa leather upholstery. The Tucson has too many hard plastics in its lower trims, and even the top trims aren't as upscale as rivals like the CX-5 are.
  • The CX-5 Has More Towing Capability: Drivers in Glendale who want to be able to tow boats or campers on outdoor adventures will want the Mazda CX-5 instead of the Hyundai Tucson. The CX-5 can tow up to 2,000 pounds with its standard engine and up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. Maximum trailer towing in the Hyundai Tucson is only 1500 pounds.
  • Test Drive the 2019 Mazda CX-5 at Star Mazda

    While both the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Tucson ride comfortably and have well-appointed interiors, the CX-5 has a nicer cabin, with a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel and better available materials. Its also more fuel-efficient, more powerful, and safer than the Tucson. If you want an SUV that with an engaging ride and strong towing capability, the CX-5 outdoes the Tucson in those areas, as well. Star Mazda has a wide array of 2019 Mazda CX-5 models in stock for people in Glendale, CA. Come see us and test drive one today.



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