2024 Mazda CX-5 vs Hyundai Tucson

December 15th, 2023 by

Compact crossover SUVs are becoming increasingly popular. They boast an elevated road view for enhanced visibility and have extended height that delivers a commanding presence. From pricing to maintenance, small SUVs are relatively more affordable than other vehicles. Among the top brands that are drawing attention this year and beyond are the 2024 Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai TUCSON. These sleek and stylish new vehicles compete almost toe to toe, with the CX-5 having a slight edge. Here is a comparison of the 2024 Mazda CX-5 vs. the 2024 Hyundai TUCSON.

CX-5 vs Tucson

2024 Mazda  CX-5 Overview

The 2024 Mazda CX-5 has been a staple of Mazda’s SUV lineup in the U.S. market. This vehicle boasts unique styling and premium exterior features. It also delivers a turbocharged performance with 187 horsepower thanks to its robust 16-valve, four-cylinder engine.

This SUV is an upgrade of the 2023 model. It carries over its predecessor’s impressive safety features and offers better fuel efficiency. While the CX-5 is a compact SUV, its cargo space is more expansive than most vehicles in this segment. The highlight of the 2024 Mazda CX-5 is the Mazda Connected Services, which allows you to control and monitor your CX-5 remotely via the MyMazda App and is complimentary for three years.

2024 Hyundai TUCSON Overview

The 2024 Hyundai TUCSON is a compact SUV worth considering. It features four trims with varying specifications for a fulfilling driving experience. Aspiring buyers can select from gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid engines based on transportation and performance needs. All gas trims feature a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that delivers up to 187 horsepower. The vehicle also has smooth acceleration thanks to the eight-speed automatic transmission that comes standard. Vehicle safety is another highlight of the 2024 Hyundai TUCSON. The SUV has numerous safety features and driver-assistance systems for a secure and comfortable driving experience.


The 2024 Mazda CX-5 has a sleek, premium exterior design with stylish accents and color schemes. The front grille boasts a gloss black finish with a bright signature wing embedded on top. Depending on the trim, you can choose between 17- and 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels with all-season tires and rims featuring a silver, gray, or black metallic finish. Automatic LED headlamps with adaptive front lighting come to life in dark environments for enhanced visibility. The vehicle also features automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers and an intermittent rear wiper.

The Hyundai TUCSON has equally impressive exterior features; the only difference being the limited color shades. You get to choose between 17- and 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The SUV also has automatic LED headlights and daytime running lights as standard features. However, automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers are only available in the 2024 Hyundai TUCSON Limited trim.


Both the 2024 Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai TUCSON can seat up to five passengers. The Mazda CX-5, however, has features that are comparatively superior to the Hyundai TUCSON, such as an eight-way power-adjustable front driver seat and a six-way power-adjustable front passenger seat.

In contrast, power-adjustable seats are only available in selected TUCSON trims. Higher CX-5 trims have heated or ventilated front and rear seats for optimum comfort in different climates. The heated steering wheel is a standard feature on most CX-5 trims, providing better handling and steering, particularly in cold weather. In contrast, it is only available in the Limited TUCSON version. Both vehicles have similar legroom, with marginal differences, ensuring maximum comfort during long trips.


The 2024 Mazda CX-5 and its Hyundai TUCSON competitor both have powerful 2.5L engines that deliver up to 187 horsepower. However, the CX-5 only requires 6,000 rpm for this power output. The CX-5 also offers 185 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm, while the Hyundai TUCSON can only deliver 178 pound-feet of torque at the same rate. The only difference is that the CX-5 has a six-speed automatic transmission that supports manual and sport modes, giving you more control over your driving experience. Its competitor has an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Cargo Capacity

While the 2024 Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai TUCSON might be compact crossover SUVs, they don’t compromise on cargo capacity. The CX-5 has 30 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Hyundai TUCSON offers 38.7 cubic feet. You can fold down the rear seats of both vehicles for more storage. With the rear seats folded down, the CX-5 cargo capacity extends to 59.3 cubic feet.


Technology is an integral part of the 2024 Mazda CX-5. The SUV boasts numerous tech features for a comfortable and convenient driving experience. With the MyMazda App, you can remotely start your engine, check the status of your vehicle, or dial roadside assistance. The car also has an advanced infotainment system with a 10.25-inch touch-screen display and a six-speaker Bose audio system that supports automatic volume control, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto integration.

The Hyundai TUCSON has a similar infotainment system, but the Bose Premium audio system is only available in the Limited version. The vehicle also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, allowing you to stream your favorite tunes straight from your smartphone or audio device.


Safety is a top priority for both automakers. The 2024 Mazda CX-5 and the Hyundai TUCSON both have impressive safety features and driver assistant systems. While the Hyundai TUCSON offers the SmartSense safety package, the Mazda CX-5 comes with i-ACTIVSENSE safety technology. These safety features help protect drivers, passengers, and other road users. The most common features include:

  • Automatic braking system.
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Tire pressure monitoring system.
  • Blind-spot monitoring.
  • Rear cross-traffic alert.
  • Adaptive front-lighting system.
  • Lane departure warning systems.
  • Lane-keep assist.
  • Downhill brake control.
  • Electronic stability control.

Ready To Explore the 2024 Mazda CX-5?

The 2024 Mazda CX-5 is a compact SUV worth considering with many features not available in many SUVs in the compact segment. It offers exceptional interior comfort, driving versatility, and reasonable fuel efficiency. If you’re ready for your own CX-5, contact us or visit our Capistrano Mazda dealership in San Juan, California, to check out the 2024 Mazda CX-5 and schedule a test drive. We’ll be glad to help you find your dream SUV.

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