Comparison: 2017 Hyundai Tucson vs 2017 Mazda CX-5

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">Richmond drivers seeking a crossover vehicle with top ratings and a spacious interior often ask us how the Tucson stacks up to other models on the road. The answer is, if safety, reliability, and space are key to you, the Hyundai crossover is hard to beat.  

In the battle between the 2017Hyundai Tucson and the 2017 Mazda CX-5, one comes out ahead as a smarter buy. Check out our one-to-one comparison, then come to our convenient Chester location for a test drive:

Safety and Reliability

Hyundai Tucson

The 2017 Tucson was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, earning best-possible scores in all crash test categories. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it a 5-Star Overall Rating. It earned five stars in all areas except rollover, where it received four.

Meanwhile J.D. Power and Associates gave the 2017 Hyundai Tucson a four out of five for predicted reliability, so you can be sure you’re getting a crossover that you can depend on over the coming years. Also, Hyundai gives drivers an industry-leading five-year/60,000-mile limited warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Mazda CX-5

The IIHS named the 2017 CX-5 a Top Safety Pick+, and it earned the same scores across the board as the Tucson. The NHTSA gave the Mazda crossover a 4-Star Overall Rating, as it lost some points in rollover evaluations.

J.D. Power and Associates gave the 2017 Mazda CX-5 a three out of five for reliability, making it less of a safe bet than the Tucson. New Mazda vehicles have a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Tech and Features

Hyundai Tucson

The Tucson comes in four trims: SE, Eco, Sport, and Limited. The base model features a 5-inch audio display, rearview camera, Sirius XM Radio, power and heated exterior mirrors, and the option to add the Popular Equipment Package. The package of features includes LED headlight accents and daytime running lights, roof rails, and front fog lights, among others.

The Sport trim includes push-button start, hands-free tailgate, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, heated front seats, and a leather steering wheel and shift knob. The Tucson is also available with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 8-inch touchscreen navigation, Infinity Premium Audio with 8-speakers and Clari-Fi, dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and HomeLink universal transmitter. The Ultimate Package includes HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, rear parking sensors, power sunroof, ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats.

Mazda CX-5

The CX-5 comes with a range of features, but it is not available with support for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The Mazda crossover has three trims, Sport Touring, and Grand Touring. With the base model, drivers get standard Mazda Connect infotainment with 7-inch display, Radio Data System, Aha Radio, Pandora, Stitcher internet radio, SMS text function, and E911 automatic emergency notification. The base model is also equipped with Smart City Brake Support.

The Touring model adds Bluetooth technology, HD Radio, and a rearview camera, while the Grand Touring gives you a Bose speaker system and Mazda Navigation System. The most expensive trim also includes an Advanced Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Smart Brake Support, Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, and High Beam Control.

Pricing

Hyundai Tucson

Starting at $22,700 MSRP

Mazda CX-5

Starting at $24,045 MSRP

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