When comparing the Mazda CX-5's and the BMW X5's specifications and ratings, 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, resale value and overall quality score. The BMW X5 has the advantage in the areas of reliability and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Mazda CX-5's and the BMW X5's specifications and ratings, the Mazda CX-5 is a better car than the BMW X5.
Mazda CX-5 vs. BMW X5 Pricing
A used 2023 Mazda CX-5 ranges from $28,255 to $37,996 while a used 2023 BMW X5 is priced between $59,994 to $90,040. For a new model, the Mazda CX-5's price is between $28,835 and $39,100, with the BMW X5 priced between $65,962 and $96,180.
Mazda CX-5 vs. BMW X5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Mazda CX-5 loses 39.8 percent of its value and the BMW X5 loses 53.8 percent of its value. This means the Mazda CX-5 retains 14 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW X5.
Mazda CX-5 vs. BMW X5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mazda CX-5 is 8.1 out of 10 while the BMW X5's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Mazda CX-5 being ranked 14 out of 21 Best Small SUVs and the BMW X5 being ranked 10 out of 20 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs.
Mazda CX-5 vs. BMW X5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Mazda CX-5 is 7.2 out of 10. For the BMW X5 the reliability rating is 8.4 out of 10. This gives the BMW X5 an advantage in reliability compared to the Mazda CX-5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Mazda CX-5’s base engine makes 187 horsepower, and the BMW X5 base engine makes 335 horsepower. The CX-5 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 459 miles. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 569 miles.This gives the Mazda CX-5 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the BMW X5 the advantage in maximum range. The CX-5 uses regular unleaded, and the X5 uses premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Mazda CX-5 has higher safety ratings than the BMW X5, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, both the Mazda CX-5 and the BMW X5 have the same Top Safety Pick award.