If you are on the lookout for a new compact crossover, you would surely be interested in the 2022 Mazda CX-5. And if you are looking for more information on the same, here is a detailed comparison article that looks into the differences between the 2022 Mazda CX-5 and the 2022 Hyundai Tucson to give a detailed view of what makes the 2022 CX-5 a better option of the two.
The 2022 Mazda CX-5 is available in five trims - Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Turbo, and Signature. The price ranges from $28,000 MSRP for the base Sport trim and can go up to $39,000 MSRP for the top-end Signature trim. The 2022 Tucson on the other hand, is offered in seven trims – SE, SEL, N Line, Limited, Hybrid Blue, Hybrid SEL Convenience, and Hybrid Limited. Pricing ranges from $25,350 MSRP for the base SE trim base S trim and goes up to $37,500 MSRP for the top-end Hybrid Limited.
2022 Mazda CX-5
2022 Hyundai Tucson
|2.5-liter Inline-four Cylinder
||2.5-liter Inline-four Cylinder|
|187 hp / 186 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque||187 hp / 178 ft-lbs.|
|30.9 cu. ft.
||Cargo Capacity||38.7 cu. ft.|
|25 / 31 / 28
||MPG (City/Highway/Combined)||26 / 33 / 29|
The power output of both SUVs is similar. The CX-5’s torque output is slightly higher than that of Tucson. And if that is not enough, the CX-5 has an additional powertrain option available as an option, namely a turbocharged version of the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces up to 250 horsepower and up to 320 pound-feet of torque. This gives the CX-5 a significant push above Tucson when it comes to performance.
The base CX-5 gets cloth-trimmed seats while the higher trims get synthetic or genuine leather upholstery, as well as power-adjustable, heated, and ventilated front seats. When looking at optional features, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and rear center armrest are also available. Even though Tucson is similarly equipped, the overall quality of finish in the CX-5 is more superior.
The 2022 CX-5’s infotainment system is also well-equipped. All CX-5’s get a 10.25-inch touchscreen display as standard. Features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Mazda Connected Services, a four-speaker sound system, two USB ports, and HD Radio are offered as standard. Optional features include a six- or 10-speaker Bose premium sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, navigation system, a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, two rear USB ports, ambient interior lighting, and moonroof. While Tucson gets the same set of features, its infotainment system has a smaller display.
The 2022 CX-5 is equipped with an impressive list of safety features that are offered standard across all trims.