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Old 09-03-2022, 09:16 AM   #1
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Default Hyundai Santa Fe vs Mazda CX5

I am shopping for a new (used) car and have two cars on my radar.
Hyundai Santa Fe vs Mazda CX5

These are 2020 models, with same features, mileage and within a few dollars of each other in pricing. Both are 'Certified' vehicles. Mazda was a Lease car, the Hyundai was a Personal car.

The Mazda CX5 is Grand Touring with GT Premium Pkg, the Hyundai is SEL with
Premium Pkg.

Looking for feedback from Forum about good, bad and ugly, Pros and Cons for each vehicle.

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Old 09-03-2022, 09:18 AM   #2
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Dealer, and distance to the dealer.

A bad dealer or one far away can make small problems excruciating.
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Old 09-03-2022, 09:51 AM   #3
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^ This, and best warranty.

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I am shopping for a new (used) car and have two cars on my radar.
Hyundai Santa Fe vs Mazda CX5

These are 2020 models, with same features, mileage and within a few dollars of each other in pricing. Both are 'Certified' vehicles. Mazda was a Lease car, the Hyundai was a Personal car.

The Mazda CX5 is Grand Touring with GT Premium Pkg, the Hyundai is SEL with
Premium Pkg.

Looking for feedback from Forum about good, bad and ugly, Pros and Cons for each vehicle.

Thanks !
My suggestion would be to check Consumer Reports for each of these 2020 models so you can make a better informed decision.

Not sure if it makes a difference or not, but one Company is from Korea and the other is from Japan. No idea where each model was actually assembled. And, I believe Ford owns a certain percentage of Mazda (could be easier to obtain parts or service?).
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Old 09-03-2022, 11:44 AM   #5
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What engine does each have?

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What engine does each have?

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2.5L for Mazda CX5 / 2.4L for Hyundai Santa Fe
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Old 09-03-2022, 01:05 PM   #7
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Default Lots of reviews on both cars.

Edmunds.com appears more honest.

Both have pros and cons. Take your pick!
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2.5L for Mazda CX5 / 2.4L for Hyundai Santa Fe
Both are normally aspirated, so that's one more thing I would've ruled out.

My thoughts: I don't believe either of these companies has better long-term orientation than the other so the differences between their acceptable-failure-rate spreadsheets is probably minimal. As a result, my choice would be based primarily on comfort, layout, ergonomics, etc. and, as mentioned above, dealer.

One of these must *feel* better than the other?

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A vehicle made in Japan versus a vehicle made in Korea ? Or Alabama.
A no brainer.

"Thousands of Kias and Hyundais may qualify for free engine replacement
Many owners unaware of 2021 class action settlement" LINK

Not even taking into account resale, residual, trade in values
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A vehicle made in Japan versus a vehicle made in Korea ? Or Alabama.
A no brainer.

"Thousands of Kias and Hyundais may qualify for free engine replacement
Many owners unaware of 2021 class action settlement" LINK

Not even taking into account resale, residual, trade in values
I did not know that Ford no longer has a relationship with Mazda (apparently since 2015).

That being the case, I agree with you in leaning heavily towards the Mazda.

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https://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/1...-programs.html

Mazda CPO ranks a tie with Honda in third behind Hyundai and Kia.

The dealer really matters.

Does driving to an authorized Mazda dealer (I think Grappone is the nearest) bothersome?
Have you dealt with Irwin? Was it a good experience?

Those are questions you need to answer yourself.
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Default Mazda Cx-5

I have owned a ‘19 CX-5 Touring for the last three years (purchased new) and have loved it. I found the price point for heated seats and a sunroof much more attractive than the Hyundai Santa Fe. Prior I had owned two Elantra’s (separately because I loved them so much), and needed to graduate to AWD. Purchased it from Grappone, who had the lowest price in the area. Maintenance has been easy and reasonable, handling is great and I drive an hour each way for work (also love skiing on fresh snow!) and a snowstorm is a breeze with this baby. Gas mileage has kept a running average of 32mpg, some days hits 36! I can’t say enough good things about this car. I have friends who have older models as well who still love theirs.
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