2018 Mazda CX-3

2019 Mazda CX-5*

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2018 Honda CR-V

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2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

Looking for a compact SUV with front-wheel drive, plenty of cargo space, and spacious seating? Both the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Honda CR-V are great contenders. But if you closely compare these SUVs, you’ll find that the CX-5 offers a stronger standard engine, more towing capacity, and standard driver assist features that the CR-V doesn’t offer at the base level. Explore the Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V before making your way to Mazda of Gastonia near Gastonia!


CX-5 vs. CR-V: Performance

Compare the specs of both SUVs to decide which will better enhance your Kings Mountain commute:

  • Engine: The standard CX-5 engine is a 187-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder that generates 186 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the Honda CR-V engine is a 2.4L inline-4 that generates 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Economy: The CX-5 can reach up to 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway, and the CR-V boasts similar rates of 26 mpg highway/32 mpg city.
  • Towing Capacity: If you’d like a little more power, the CX-5 towing capacity is rated at 2,000 pounds. The CR-V is able to tow up to 1,500 pounds.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature wheel and front end

CX-5 vs. CR-V: Safety

Honda Sensing is one of the top technologies you’ll find on Honda vehicles, offering driver assist features like lane departure warning and collision warning with automatic braking. However, this safety suite isn’t offered on the base CR-V LX. So, in order to feel secure on the Shelby roads, you’ll need to upgrade to the pricier CR-V EX. The Mazda CX-5 has the same starting MSRP as its competitor, yet offers the following safety features standard:

  • Smart City Brake Support – Operating between 2 and 18 mpg, this system alerts you if you approach a vehicle too quickly.
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring – When a vehicle enters your blind spot, you’ll be alerted so you can avoid possible collisions.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert – In the event of a vehicle approaching your vehicle from the side, this feature will warn you in advance.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature steering wheel

CX-5 vs. CR-V: Reviews

The Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V both earned great reviews from top automotive critics. Edmunds noted that the CR-V’s styling “makes rival midsize SUVs seem generic by comparison.”

The Honda CR-V reviews are also positive, with Edmunds lauding its “capable acceleration, composed handling, and confident highway manners.” However, they also recommend you “skip the base LX model” in order to get the features you need. While both SUVs are similar, preference about standard features will play a big role in which one is best for you.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve rear view

Find Your Mazda CX-5 Configuration at Mazda of Gastonia!

After comparing the Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5, you’ll notice that while these two SUVs are priced similarly, you’ll be able to access stronger performance and a longer list of standard features on the Mazda SUV. If you’d like to explore CX-5 features like MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment or its spacious cargo area, even to learn more about the Mazda maintenance schedulescontact us at your convenience to set up a test drive!

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