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Audi Q5 vs. Mazda CX-5

When we compare the Audi Q5 to the Mazda CX-5, the Audi Q5 has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. The Mazda CX-5 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Audi Q5 versus the Mazda CX-5, the Mazda CX-5 is a better car than the Audi Q5.

Audi Q5 versus Mazda CX-5 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Audi Q5 ranges from $29,997 to $42,988 while a used Mazda CX-5 from the same model year range is priced between $22,998 to $31,998. For a new model, the Audi Q5's price is between $48,108 and $59,303, with the Mazda CX-5 priced between $29,599 and $40,944.

Audi Q5 versus Mazda CX-5 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi Q5 is 8.4 out of 10 while the Mazda CX-5's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the Audi Q5 being ranked 3 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs and the Mazda CX-5 being ranked 8 out of 24 Best Small SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Audi Q5’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Mazda CX-5 base engine makes 187 horsepower. The Q5 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 537 miles. The CX-5 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 459 miles. The Q5 uses premium unleaded, and the CX-5 uses regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Audi Q5 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Mazda CX-5.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Audi Q5 has higher safety ratings than the Mazda CX-5, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.85 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Audi Q5 and the Mazda CX-5 have the same Top Safety Pick+ award.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$48,108 - $59,303

Used Asking Price:

$29,997 - $42,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,599 - $40,944

Used Asking Price:

$22,998 - $31,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.0 / 10

Safety:

9.9 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 29
4 / 29
9 / 67
12 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

8 / 24
12 / 61
14 / 24
15 / 24
26 / 61
27 / 61
29 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover with seating for five and a reputation as a favorite for drivers. The current Mazda CX-5 was redesigned for the 2017 model year, with new models costing an average of $32,211 and recent models averaging $23,771.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Dynamic driving experience
  • Near-luxury interior design and materials
  • Available 250-hp turbo engine on newer models

  • No hybrid available
  • Fuel economy lags class leaders
  • Non-turbo models could use more power

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

quattro S line Prem Plus 45 TFSI, quattro S line Prestige 45 TFSI, quattro S line Premium 45 TFSI, quattro Premium 40 TFSI, quattro Premium Plus 40 TFSI, quattro Prestige 40 TFSI

Trim Levels

2.5 S, 2.5 Turbo, 2.5 S Select, 2.5 S Carbon Edition, 2.5 S Preferred, 2.5 S Premium, 2.5 S Premium Plus, 2.5 Turbo Signature

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.85 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

236 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

187 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

186 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

426 / 537 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 30 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

367 / 459 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

25.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

54 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.8 inches

Cargo Space:

30.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

59.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

134.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4079 lbs

Width:

84.2 inches

Height:

65.5 inches

Length:

184.3 inches

Wheelbase:

111 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3717 lbs

Width:

83.3 inches

Height:

66.1 inches

Length:

180.1 inches

Wheelbase:

106.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.6 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P225/65R17