2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Lexus NX

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When you’re shopping for a midsize SUV in the Columbia, MD area, you’re likely to come across a variety of different makes and models. Here at Heritage Mazda Catonsville, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is the go-to SUV for families shopping for a vehicle that is safe, powerful, and feature-packed. Of course, any smart shopper will compare a few different models before making a purchase, and our dealers would like to save you some of the work by comparing the 2019 Mazda CX-5 to another model in the segment, the 2019 Lexus NX.

Safety: One of the most important vehicle considerations is safety. Thanks to the advanced Smart City Brake Support found in the 2019 Mazda CX-5, the IIHS gave the vehicle a “Superior” score of six points. By comparison, the Lexus SUV only received a four-point “Advanced” score. In its crash tests, the NHTSA gave the Mazda CX-5 5 stars, and the Lexus SUV 4 stars.

Performance: The 2019 Mazda CX-5 delivers a greater output when it comes to horsepower and torque. At a maximum, it churns out 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The Lexus NX struggles with a maximum 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Not to mention, the Mazda CX-5 also offers a diesel engine option; the 2019 Lexus NX does not.

Interior Room: The 2019 Mazda CX-5 keeps its driver and passengers comfortable with 103.6 cubic feet of passenger volume. The 2019 Lexus NX only offers 71.6 cubic feet. Similarly, the Mazda CX-5 boasts a greater cargo area—30.9 cubic feet vs 17.7 cubic feet. While both models feature split-folding rear seats, the Mazda CX-5 continues to offer greater dimensions at 59.6 cubic feet; the Lexus NX renders just 54.6 cubic feet in the same configuration.

Now that you know how the 2019 Mazda CX-5 comes out ahead of the competition, give it a spin here at Heritage Mazda Catonsville.

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