2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2018 Hyundai Tucson: Head to Head

2018 Mazda CX-5, 2018 Hyundai Tucson
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Comparing Two Approaches to the Compact SUV

Compact crossovers are some of the most popular vehicles on the road today, and the choices are plentiful. With options like the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Volkswagen Tiguan, and more, the process of shopping for a small SUV can be overwhelming.

Among this cadre of compact crossovers, two vehicles stand out – though for different reasons. The Mazda CX-5 is one of the sportier and more upscale options in this segment, while the Hyundai Tucson is all about reliability and value. But which of these small SUVs is right for you? On the following pages, we’ll analyze how they compare in different categories.

Our scores sometimes change as new data becomes available, so check back on the reviews for each of these models throughout the year to see how they continue to stack up.