2011 Mazda CX-7 vs. 2011 Kia Sportage
The Kia Sportage is ranked number 7 (tied with the 2011 Subaru Forester) on US News list of Best Affordable Compact SUVs. The Mazda CX-7 is just a couple spots down at number 10 overall. The list includes 23 vehicles, so 7 & 10 are respectable. The Sportage gets a better safety rating, which equates to the higher ranking.