2017 Mazda CX-5 vs Kia Sorento near NYC
Island Mazda of Staten Island proudly presents the all new 2017 Mazda CX-5 VS the Kia Sorento. There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Kia Sorento will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mazda CX-5, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it’s built. Both the Kia Sorento and the Mazda CX-5 have similar Destination Charges. The Sorento attains 7 more miles per gallon than the CX-5 when combining city and highway driving. Assuming 15,000 miles driven and $3.50/gallon of regular gas, the Sorento will cost about $2,283 to fill up for a year, and the CX-5 will cost about $1,750. The Sorento will cost you an extra $533 per year, or $44.38 per month. During city driving, the Sorento gives up 37 miles of range to the CX-5. On the highway, it falls 48 miles short, despite having a larger fuel tank; credit its competitor’s 8 MPG advantage. Over the course of a year of both city and highway driving, the Sorento will require 4 more trips to the pump. AS you can clearly see, the Mazda CX-5 is the better buy vs the 2017 Kia Sore
The Mazda CX-5 introduced the world to the Kodo design language in 2012. Not only was the CX-5 easy on the eyes, it was also a fun-to-drive breath of fresh air in a segment nearly devoid of excitement. A lot has changed in the compact crossover class since then, and the CX-5 is evolving to keep up with its competitors. The 2017 Mazda CX-5, which debuts at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show, is the first of a new generation but hasn’t strayed too far from the original.
At first glance, you might think the 2017 CX-5 is just a refresh of the current model. The CX-5 was new for the 2013 model year and was even recently refreshed for 2016, so the CUV presumably still had some life left in it. But the 2017 CX-5 is fully redesigned, according to Mazda. Look closely at it from the side and you’ll notice the 2017 model’s more raked rear end and slimmer taillights. In front, the CX-5 sports sleeker headlights and the new corporate face we’ve seen on the CX-9 and Mazda3, with a chrome grille frame that outlines the bottom of the grille and spills into the headlights. Helping to accentuate the CX-5’s fresh lines is a new multi-layer Soul Red Crystal paint color.
Stop by Island Mazda near Long Island City today and come check out the all new 2017 Mazda CX-5 and take it for a test drive today!