2017 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2017 Hyundai Tucson: Head to Head

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CX-5 vs. Tucson: Which Compact SUV Should You Buy?

The Hyundai Tucson and the Mazda CX-5 sit near the top of our rankings in the competitive compact SUV category. The Tucson was fully redesigned in 2016, and this year’s model remains mostly unchanged, aside from newly available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The CX-5 just underwent a complete redesign.

Though the Tucson and the CX-5 have similar numerical scores, they each perform well in different areas. In the end, choosing the right one will come down to your personal preferences. Let’s look at the research and data that drives U.S. News’ new car rankings to see if Mazda made the right redesign choices to give the new CX-5 an edge.

Read on to learn how the Tucson and the CX-5 compare, and which compact SUV you should buy.