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Mazda CX-5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA

When we compare the Mazda CX-5 to the Mercedes-Benz GLA, 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, interior volume and overall quality score. The Mercedes-Benz GLA has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Mazda CX-5 versus the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the Mazda CX-5 is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz GLA.

Mazda CX-5 versus Mercedes-Benz GLA Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Mazda CX-5 ranges from $23,999 to $34,276 while a used Mercedes-Benz GLA from the same model year range is priced between $29,980 to $40,988. For a new model, the Mazda CX-5's price is between $29,226 and $38,742, with the Mercedes-Benz GLA priced between $39,707 and $58,767.

Mazda CX-5 versus Mercedes-Benz GLA Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mazda CX-5 is 8.3 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz GLA's quality rating is 7.5 out of 10. This results in the Mazda CX-5 being ranked 8 out of 24 Best Small SUVs and the Mercedes-Benz GLA being ranked 4 out of 12 Best Luxury Subcompact SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Mazda CX-5’s base engine makes 187 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA base engine makes 221 horsepower. The CX-5 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, while the GLA is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon. Both have a highway range of 459 miles. The CX-5 uses regular unleaded, and the GLA uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Mazda CX-5, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Mazda CX-5 and Mercedes-Benz GLA are comparable in regards to front leg room and rear shoulder room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Mazda CX-5 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Mercedes-Benz GLA has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2023 Mazda CX-5

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,226 - $38,742

Used Asking Price:

$23,999 - $34,276

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$39,707 - $58,767

Used Asking Price:

$29,980 - $40,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.0 / 10

Safety:

9.9 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.5 / 10

Reliability:

6.3 / 10

Retained Value:

8.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 12
5 / 12
26 / 67
26 / 67

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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Summary Review

Not yet available

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

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

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

Trim Levels

AMG GLA 45, AMG GLA 35, GLA 250 4MATIC, GLA 250

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.85 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

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

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

221 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

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

0.064 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

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

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

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

24 / 34 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

324 / 459 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium 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:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

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:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

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

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.8 inches

Cargo Space:

15.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

50.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

114.4 cubic feet

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3450 lbs

Width:

79.5 inches

Height:

63.5 inches

Length:

173.6 inches

Wheelbase:

107.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P225/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/55R18