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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2013. - 2015.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2012. - 2017.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

4410 mm
1820 mm
1670 mm
591 liters
1436 liters
55 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4540 mm
1840 mm
1710 mm
505 liters
1620 liters
56 liters
2013 Hyundai ix35
2012 Mazda CX-5

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1995 cc
136 hp
320 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2191 cc
150 hp
380 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1500 kg
11.3 s
181 km/h
6.9 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
145 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1445 kg
9.2 s
202 km/h
5.4 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
119 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1576 kg
12.1 s
182 km/h
8.6 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
6.8 l/100km
179 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1480 kg
10.2 s
194 km/h
6.2 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
5.3 l/100km
139 g/km

Expenses

9900 EUR
Price from
9600 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by diesel engines and utilizing the 5-door suv body style within the same 'SUV' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (4 x 4 for the Hyundai and front in the case of the Mazda). The first one has a Hyundai-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 136hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp engine designed by Mazda.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the Korean car offers a marginal difference of 4% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Hyundai, as well as Mazda, with the same average rating of 4.5 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed ix35 as average reliability-wise, and CX-5 is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Korean car rank it on average as 5.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mazda is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 202 kilometers per hour, 21km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Japanese car, averaging around 4.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (61 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 20% difference compared to the Korean car.


Verdict

Hyundai appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Korean car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Mazda being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Mazda. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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