The 2021 Kia Sportage and the Mazda CX-5 have a lot to offer drivers around Frankfort, Nicholasville, and Lexington.

If you're trying to decide which one has what it takes to be your next on-road companion, continue reading through this side-by-side Car Town Kia comparison.

2021 Kia Sportage vs Mazda CX-5: Interior Measurements

While both these accommodating models provide you and your passengers with a lot of space inside their respective cabins, the Sportage offers a bit more. For example, it gives you and your first-row passenger 41.5 inches of legroom while riders in the second row will benefit from 55.1 inches of shoulder room.

The CX-5 only offers 41 inches of legroom in the front and 54.8 inches of shoulder room in the back. As a result, you'll find the Kia Sportage supplies its occupants with slightly more personal space for increased comfort.

Convenience Attributes

One aspect of convenience sure to set the 2021 Sportage apart is the fact that it provides an abundance of stowing potential. When you fold down the second-row seatbacks, you'll have 60.1 cubic feet of cargo volume to stow items as varied as grocery bags, camping supplies, and small pieces of furniture during a move. The Mazda CX-5 falls short at 59.6 cubic feet.

The Sportage is available with a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat that makes it possible to find the ideal position, whether you're simply running a few quick errands or you're on a road trip. The available 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat in the CX-5 doesn't offer quite as many possibilities.

Speaking of going on longer drives, the 2021 Kia Sportage again helps out with the available Driver Attention Warning. It alerts you when it detects that your driving behavior indicates fatigue or distraction and you might want to take a break.  This is not a feature you'll find in the Mazda CX-5.

2021 Kia Sportage vs Mazda CX-5: Performance Capabilities

Both of these models offer two engine options. We'll start with the Sportage. Its standard offering is a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 181 horsepower. The available 2.0-liter Turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine can produce as much as 240 horsepower.

The standard engine for the CX-5 puts out 187 horsepower, and its available engine has a maximum output of 227 horsepower. While it comes close, the Mazda CX-5 is unable to provide quite as much oomph as you'll get from the Sportage.

2021 Kia Sportage vs Mazda CX-5: The Verdict

Now that you know the Sportage outshines the CX-5 in terms of comfort, convenience, and performance, it's time for you to find out the other ways it's able to contribute to your everyday Lexington, Frankfort, and Nicholasville, drives. Contact the team at Car Town Kia today to schedule your 2021 Kia Sportage test drive.

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