Two incredible SUVs are available in the auto industry that might tick boxes for you as the best and most robust off-road crossover choices. Fully redesigned for the 2023 model year, the Kia Sportage is rugged in every angle and behavior. Meanwhile, the Mazda CX-50 is an all-new crossover from the Japanese automaker, and it's the first one that's dedicated to off-roading. Both vehicles have a lot going for them, but there are a few differences that set them apart. Let's look into those in this model 2023 Mazda CX-50 vs 2023 Kia Sportage comparison article by Cardenas Mazda in Harlingen, TX.
2023 mazda cx-50
2023 kia sportage
|SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter 4-cylinder
||Engine ||2.5-liter 4-cylinder|
|256 hp and 320 lb.-ft.
||Horsepower and Torque Ratings||187 hp and 178 lb.-ft.
|3,500 pounds||Max. Towing Capacity
Verdict: The 2023 Mazda CX-50 is a better SUV than the 2023 Kia Sportage. Firstly, the CX-50 is equipped with a more powerful engine, giving it better performance on and off the road. The vehicle has a better suspension system, providing a smoother ride and improved handling. Also, the CX-50 has a higher ground clearance, giving it an advantage when driving over rough terrain. Moreover, being off-road focused vehicles, they have differences in their towing capacity, with Mazda CX-50 topping it. The 2023 Mazda CX-50 comes with standard all-wheel drive and an exciting available turbo engine. However, the 2023 Kia Sportage is a value choice with lower pricing, more interior space, and extended warranty. Finally, the right model choice depends on your specific needs.
Standard AWD: All-wheel drive comes standard on every Mazda CX-50, but it’s an option at an extra cost on the Sportage. This makes the Mazda an excellent choice for drivers in snowy climates. Mazda’s i-Activ AWD system makes this SUV capable off-road and agile on-road.
Fun to drive: The CX-50 carries the brand’s reputation for building SUVs that are reliable and fun to drive. This SUV also benefits from good handling and quick acceleration, especially with the available turbo engine making up to 256 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.
Classy interior: Like every Mazda SUVs, the CX-50 houses a premium interior without a premium price tag. A stunning cabin is provided across all the 10 trim levels, getting more luxurious in the upper trims.
Visit Cardenas Mazda in Harlingen, TX and take the 2023 CX-50 for a test drive. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions. We also offer finance options to help customers get on the road. Call us to learn more about the CX-50 or any other Mazda model.