Compare 2021 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Hyundai Tucson
2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Hyundai Tucson


2021 Mazda CX-5

2.0L 4cyl


2.5L 4cyl
161 HP


187 HP
23 city / 28 hwy*

Fuel Economy

25 city / 31 hwy*

Serving Vandalia, OH

Owning an SUV means you can enjoy spending time in a spacious cabin and utilize a powerful engine that offers a high level of performance. The 2021 Hyundai Tucson and the 2021 Mazda CX-5 are some of the most successful compact SUVs that are versatile and fun to drive. Before you schedule an Online Test Drive at Joseph Airport Hyundai, you can compare a few of the main features between both models to determine which one fits your specific needs and lifestyle.


Built with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson delivers 161 horsepower with 150 pound-feet of torque. Drivers can also choose to upgrade to the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower and around 175 pound-feet of torque. The acceleration doesn’t feel obtrusive or unpredictable, making it easy to know what to expect with the passing power it delivers. The car has minimal body roll, which makes it easier for it to feel composed and to allow the driver to feel more in control of the vehicle. It has an excellent balance between handling and the ride quality with a smoother ride than what you’ll get with the Mazda CX-5.

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 has sporty handling, which makes it enjoyable to drive on all types of roads. Drivers can choose to upgrade to a potent turbocharged engine, but the base model doesn’t accelerate as quickly as the Tucson. It can start to feel slightly underpowered when you’re driving at higher speeds. The car also has a stiffer ride quality than expected.


With five seats available in the cabin, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson has wide and spacious seats to accommodate all body types. The cabin feels insulated and doesn’t make it easy to hear outside sounds from the wind or highway, which causes it to offer a quieter interior than the Mazda CX-5. Plenty of legroom and headroom is also provided to adults up to six feet tall.

In the Mazda CX-5, you can expect to find first-rate materials, which make it feel like you’re riding in a luxury car. The layout and design on the dashboard cause it to look upscale. The rear seats feel more cramped than up front, which can be uncomfortable for tall passengers on long drives. There isn’t as much legroom as you’d expect. Fortunately, the power-adjustable front seats are supportive and comfortable, especially if you rely on the vehicle for commuting. The large windows offer excellent visibility in every direction to ensure you get a clear view of your surroundings without any obstructions.

Interior Features

Some of the main interior features that you can expect to find in the 2021 Hyundai Tucson include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a USB port, a 7-inch touch screen, and six speakers that deliver exceptional sound. Available features to choose from include a panoramic sunroof, proximity keyless entry, eight speakers, wireless device charging, navigation, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

The top standard features that are provided in the CX-5 include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a large 10.25-inch touch-screen infotainment system, and two USB ports. The screen features crisp graphics and vibrant colors due to its redesign from the previous 7-inch display. Ambient interior lighting, a moonroof, proximity keyless entry, and a 10-speaker Bose premium stereo are features you can choose to spend more money on if you’re seeking additional bells and whistles. Unfortunately, some of the available features are ones that come standard in the Tucson, which means you can end up spending more to get the accommodation that you need in the CX-5.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today at our dealership to schedule an Online Test Drive 2021 Hyundai Tucson. We can explain our financing options and help you drive off in your new vehicle the same day as your online test drive.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.