Crossovers are a dime a dozen nowadays. Most automakers have three or four different crossovers, sometimes even more than that. For example, Mazda has the CX-3, CX-30, CX-5, and CX-9. But what sets Mazda apart from those other vehicles is their award-winning quality and attention to detail.
Below, you’ll find our comparison of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD and the 2021 Hyundai Tucson Sport AWD. We’ve included a table that compares starting MSRPs, powertrain specs, and fuel economy. Underneath that, we discuss how each vehicle feels from behind the wheel. Take a look.
2021 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD
2021 Hyundai Tucson Sport AWD
|187 hp / 186 lb-ft||
Horsepower / Torque
181 hp / 175 lb-ft
Every 2021 Hyundai Tucson is powered by the 2.4L four-cylinder engine listed in the table above. It’s a lethargic engine that gets you where you need to go without any fuss…or excitement. If you’re looking for some real excitement, then the available CX-5 turbocharged engine is right up your alley. It can produce up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque when using premium fuel, a full 69 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque more than the 2021 Tucson is capable of.
On top of its turbocharged performance, the CX-5 is a Mazda vehicle, and inherits the signature handling prowess that Mazda models are known for. It dominates corner like a sports car, despite its tall stature. Steering is pleasantly weighty, too, with lots of good feedback and road feel. The 2021 Tucson pales in comparison. Part of the problem for the Tucson is its engine, but the floaty steering and average handling don’t help much.
For more details on the 2021 CX-5, give Capistrano Mazda a call.