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Kia Sorento vs. Mazda CX-5 MPG

Chart is based on 162 fuel economy reports for the Kia Sorento and 145 fuel economy reports for the Mazda CX-5.

Kia Sorento MPG

Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2016 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2014 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2014 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2013 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2012 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2012 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2012 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2009 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2008 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2008 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2007 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2007 14.8 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2007 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2005 24.4 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2005 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2005 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2005 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 15.2 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2003 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2003 16.2 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2003 17.3 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 30 30 30 65 20.4  
2014 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 50 0 50 70 23.0  
2014 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 0 55 10 35 70 20.0  
2013 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 9 33 54 66 18.5  
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 65 25.0  
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 13 25 28 35 83 19.8  
2012 4dr SUV 191-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 11 44 17 27 68 21.0  
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 28 33 39 80 29.0  
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 13 10 22 55 64 22.4  
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 19 19 50 74 21.1  
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 1 17 29 53 66 24.6  
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 17 48 32 71 21.9  
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 2 35 12 52 87 24.0  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 5 10 15 70 60 22.5  
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 8 37 19 36 77 20.4  
2008 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
flat light none 0 10 30 60 60 19.0  
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 8 3 40 50 85 23.7  
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
hills med light 7 10 54 29 65 14.8  
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 5 20 17 59 69 19.3  
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 5 10 10 75 65 24.4  
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med hvy 15 54 21 10 60 19.0  
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 5 65 15 15 60 17.0  
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 3 7 29 61 72 19.2  
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 30 20 10 40 70 21.7  
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med none 0 26 10 64 75 16.4  
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat light hvy 0 42 0 58 60 18.0  
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 2 52 9 38 90 15.2  
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 5 25 25 45 65 21.2  
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
hills med light 25 25 25 25 80 16.2  
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 7 10 30 53 64 17.3  

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Mazda CX-5 MPG

Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-5 2016 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-5 2016 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-5 2016 34.5 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-5 2015 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-5 2015 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-5 2014.5 31.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-5 2014 31.7 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-5 2014 30.7 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-5 2014 25.1 MPG Highway Percentage 19 percent Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-5 2014 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-5 2013 28.3 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-5 2013 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-5 2013 35.3 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 3 2 19 76 67 29.7  
2016 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 1 2 38 60 62 29.4  
2016 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 9 36 55 83 34.5  
2015 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 3 11 17 69 71 25.7  
2015 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 0 75 25 65 24.7  
2014.5 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 50 0 50 110 31.5  
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 173hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 0 10 60 30 110 31.7  
2014 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 21 22 57 63 30.7  
2014 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 0 14 67 19 71 25.1  
2014 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 20 0 50 30 65 26.9  
2013 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 12 34 27 27 71 28.3  
2013 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 8 5 48 40 65 28.5  
2013 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills med none 2 5 5 88 60 35.3  

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Kia Sorento vs. Mazda CX-5 MPG

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Kia Sorento Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 0 I average about 22-25 miles/gallon, but only if I use a fuel addative every 5,000 miles. If not I get at best about 21miles/gallon. see full Kia Sorento review
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Average fuel economy at 22.5 MPG is lower than expected but still not bad. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I average 22 mpg in mosty city driving. Not bad for its size and weight. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
For a rather large crossover the fuel economy is absolutely amazing, check it out, it speaks for itself, and in the frist month we are getting exactly the rated efficiency, very pleased. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
30% better than my previous vehicle see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Always want more MPG but it is at least 25% better than my 2006 Ford Explorer. After 15K miles of highway, city and occasionally pulling a 5'x10' trailer, I'm averaging exactly 20.9 MPG. see full Kia Sorento review
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
For a bulky and powerful SUV, it achieves a greater gas mileage than expected. see full Kia Sorento review
Kia Sorento Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Horrible fuel especially in stop and go traffic. I drive approximately 30 miles per day and within a week the take is nearly empty. see full Kia Sorento review
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I expected the fuel economy to be somewhat better than 22.5 MPG. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
About 20 to 25% less than EPA estimates see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The window sticker said it would get 29 mpg on the highway. I did a 500 mile trip and averaged 25 mpg. On my last 5 vehicles I averaged 2 to 3 mpg more than the window sticker when on the highway. Something is wrong with this picture. see full Kia Sorento review
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
my commute is very short and I am averaging 16mpg despite the 'eco'light being on, which sucks see full Kia Sorento review
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Not been brave enough to calculate fuel economy yet, but my Audi A6 1.9tdi used to return 33mpg whilst towing. I doubt the Sorento will get near that even solo! see full Kia Sorento review
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Put simply "It sucks" see full Kia Sorento review
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Getting 14-15 MPG out of a V6. Wish it were closer to 20 MPG. see full Kia Sorento review
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Not great but we knew that going in. I try to drive as economically as possible and can usually squeeze 18-19 mpg in mixed driving (70%/30% split between highway and local). see full Kia Sorento review
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
15MPG - not good see full Kia Sorento review
 

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