2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Looking to make the smartest choice on your next SUV purchase? If so, you can’t miss what the 2020 Mazda CX-5 has to offer. This subcompact crossover goes beyond the segment standards by delivering a truly engaging driving experience. Inside, the CX-5 exudes far more sophistication than its price would suggest, thanks to a refined cabin fitted with high-quality materials and premium features.

Do you want to know how this upscale SUV measures up against one of the strongest rivals in the segment? Join Metro Mazda of Mesquite as we put the new Mazda CX-5 head to head with the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe and find out which crossover offers the best value.

2020 Mazda CX-5


2020 Hyundai Santa Fe


Starting MSRP


2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder

Base Engine

2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder

187 horsepower, 186 lb-ft of torque

Power Ratings (Base Engine)

185 horsepower, 178 lb-ft of torque

25 city mpg / 31 highway mpg

Fuel Economy (Base Engine)

22 city mpg / 29 highway mpg
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter Dynamic Pressure Turbo Available Engine 2.0-liter turbo GDI 4-cylinder
250 horsepower, 320 lb-ft of torque Power Ratings (Top Engine) 235 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque
22 city mpg / 27 highway mpg Fuel Economy (Top Engine) 20 city mpg / 27 highway mpg
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring Available


Is the 2020 Mazda CX-5 the Smartest Choice?

Right from the start, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 shows a big advantage over the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe by having a much lower starting price. Despite this $1000 gap, the CX-5 manages to offer more power and better fuel efficiency. The base trim gets powered by a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine that delivers 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. The Grand Touring and Signature grades, on the other hand, make use of a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter Dynamic Pressure Turbo that shells out 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. In both cases, the CX-5 outshines the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. Fuel efficiency is also higher on the Mazda model no matter what engine you choose.

The 2020 CX-5 also packs more features for your investment, including a standard 7-inch touchscreen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear selector, automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a push-button start. In terms of safety, this model makes Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert standard across the lineup, a technology that can only be found on the top trim of the 2020 Santa Fe. If you want to enjoy a premium driving experience, your best match is the Mazda CX-5 Signature trim, which impresses with Nappa leather seating and genuine wood accents.

Drivers in the Dallas area interested in this nimble and sophisticated crossover can find it here at Metro Mazda of Mesquite. If you have questions or would like to learn more about the 2020 Mazda CX-5, please reach out to the dealership sales department for personalized assistance.