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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2013 Mazda Cx-5

Santa Fe
2013 Santa Fe 2013 CX-5

With its attractive new styling, good fuel economy and easy-to-use infotainment system, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe isn’t hard to fall in love with! As a third-generation of the crossover, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is all geared up and ready to attract a new age-bracket of car-buying families. When measured against the Santa Fe, the 2013 Mazda CX-5 just doesn’t stack up quite as well. For example, there is a noticeable shortcoming in that the Mazda’s engine lacks power when you most need it. This is tied to the fact that the CX-5’s fuel economy comes at the expense of power. Consequently, there’s just not enough get-up-and-go with the 2013 Mazda to be truly competitive with the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. Although there aren’t a lot of options available in the Hyundai Santa Fe, that’s because the Santa Fe already comes well-equipped with plenty of standard features right out of the gate! It has the cargo space you need in a crossover, in addition to the giddy-up you want on the highway. In contrast, the Mazda CX-5 is noisy when you accelerate hard; the rear quarter vision is minimal and, by today’s standards, six airbags just doesn’t cut it these days.



2013 MAZDA CX-5











Base Engine

2.4  L

2.0 L


4 cyl

4 cyl

Drive Type



Fuel Capacity

17.4 gal.


Fuel Economy City/Hwy

21/29 mpg

26/35 mpg

Fuel Type

Regular Unleaded

Regular Unleaded


190 hp @ 6300 rpm

155 hp @ 6000 rpm


181 ft-lbs. @ 4250 rpm

150 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm


6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Basic Warranty

5 years/60,000 miles

3 years/36,000 miles

And, as if this all weren’t enough, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe was awarded several impressive awards recently. Included, is Kelley Blue Book’s “2012 Total Cost of Ownership Award.” According to Juan Flores, Kelley Blue Book director of vehicle valuation, “… the Santa Fe edged out competition in nearly every ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ factor.” In addition, the Hyundai Santa Fe received the “2013 ALG’s Highest Residual Value Award” and determined that the Santa Fe is projected to retain more of its original value than any of its competitors in its class. Finally, the Hyundai Santa Fe was also one of six Hyundais awarded the 2012 IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Pick Honors for highest safety ratings. Clearly, the choice is easy. If you are looking for the best buy in crossovers, look no further than the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe!