The salty breezes of the ocean. The invigorating bike rides down the boardwalk. The sandy trails winding along the windswept shore. It's clear that adventure awaits you around Cape May County, Salem County, and Cumberland County, NJ.

To embark on your journey, you and your family need a dependable SUV with a spacious cabin and advanced features to help keep you safe and entertained. Well, we'd like to introduce the 2021 Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5. These cutting-edge SUVs have been family SUVs for years, but which one is right for your family?

Our team at Action Hyundai of Millville answers that for you in our Hyundai Tucson vs. Mazda CX-5 guide. Keep on reading to discover which SUV comes out on top!

Hyundai Tucson vs Mazda CX-5: Interior Practicality

With Cape May County Park & Zoo, Riverview Beach Park, and Wildwood Beach just a short drive away, you and the kids are bound for fun days together. The Tucson and CX-5 ensure your long-term comfort with their comfort-oriented cabins.

When you're ready to depart on your day trip, activate the hands-free smart liftgate, available in both the Tucson and CX-5. Once you do, the liftgate automatically opens for you. Easily load up the trunk with backpacks, beach chairs, and a cooler full of snacks-even if your arms are full!

However, the Tucson model's larger trunk allows you to pack up more belongings, such as extra water or beach toys. Let's take a look:


Hyundai Tucson

Mazda CX-5

Cargo space behind front row

61.9 cubic feet

59.6 cubic feet

Cargo space behind rear row

31.0 cubic feet

30.9 cubic feet

Along with its abundant interior room, the Tucson also has more legroom for you and the kids. The CX-5 provides up to 41 inches of front legroom, while the Tucson offers up to 41.5 inches of front legroom.

Additionally, if the kids spill a juice box or ice cream in their seat, the standard YES Essentials® cloth comes to the rescue. This standard upholstery in the Tucson resists stains and odors, making cleanup that much easier. The Mazda CX-5 doesn't have this kind of cloth upholstery, which means cleanup will be more of a challenge.

Hyundai Tucson vs Mazda CX-5: Luxury Technology

In both the 2021 Tucson and 2021 CX-5, their easy-to-use infotainment systems come with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. By syncing up your compatible smartphone with the infotainment interface, the display seamlessly transforms into an extension of your smartphone. Access your contacts, maps, music, and much more on the touchscreen display.

Your jam sessions will be much livelier with the Tucson, though. Standardly, the Hyundai SUV is equipped with a 6-speaker audio system to deliver crisp sound. In the Mazda CX-5, the standard sound system comes with four speakers, so the audio won't be as all-encompassing as the Tucson.

Additionally, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson ensures the fun doesn't stop with its available wireless device charging feature. Keep your smartphone fully charged during all your weekend adventures. As for the 2021 Mazda CX-5, it doesn't come with available wireless charging.

Hyundai Tucson vs Mazda CX-5: All-Seeing Safety

It's important to keep you, your passengers, and other drivers safe during your journeys. Both Hyundai and Mazda understand this, so they've armed the Tucson and CX-5 with an arsenal of standard safety systems. They include:

  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear View Monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Management

With standard Driver Attention Warning in the 2021 Tucson, you'll know if it's time for a quick break from driving. How? This system monitors your driving patterns to detect drowsy or distracted driving. If it senses any concerning patterns, it'll notify you on the instrument panel. Then, you'll know it's time to pull over and rest your eyes.

While the CX-5 has a similar feature, it doesn't come standard. 

Hyundai Tucson vs Mazda CX-5: The Verdict

With its practical interior design, advanced infotainment features, and smart safety systems, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson is the winner in our eyes. The best way to determine if it's the right SUV for you and your family is to get behind the wheel.

At Action Hyundai of Millville, our goal is to help you find the ideal vehicle for adventures across Cape May County, Salem County, and Cumberland County, New Jersey. Schedule a test drive today of the Tucson by contacting us!

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