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Mazda CX-5

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MAZDA CX-5 vs Honda CR-V

There’s nothing quite like having a stylish and sophisticated crossover to take around the streets of Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton. But when you’re looking around at your options, you may find difficulty deciding between the Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V. Both vehicles offer quite a lot, so in order to see which one is best suited for you, you’ll want to learn more about them.

At Mazda of Gastonia, our team is here to help you differentiate the Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V. We’ll take a look at these vehicles’ features, so you can determine which one is best suited for you!

MAZDA CX-5 vs Honda CR-V: Entertainment & Technology

The Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V each offer an assortment of sophisticated features and technology within their cabins. The Mazda CX-5 includes the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System. It includes a 7-inch full-color touchscreen display with infotainment system voice control, making it easier and more convenient to select your features while keeping your eyes on the road.

The Honda CR-V includes a 5-inch color LCD screen in the dashboard for media access. Both crossovers offer plenty of audio options with the AM/FM radio, USB/auxiliary inputs for portable media devices, and Bluetooth® pairing for audio streaming and hands-free phone calls. The Mazda CX-5 also offers HD Radio™, which lets you listen to traditional AM/FM broadcasts at a much higher sound quality.

Mazda CX-5 Interior Technology

Driver-Assisting Technology

Today’s crossovers are equipped with some pretty advanced safety features that can actually help drivers avoid potential collisions or reduce the severity of them. The Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V each come with driver-assisting technology features that use exterior-mounted sensors to measure the speed of the vehicle and its proximity to the car ahead to detect a possible collision based on those factors.

Each crossover offers systems that can actually provide brake pressure if a collision is imminent. The sudden braking can give you enough time to stop the vehicle completely. Each vehicle includes adaptable cruise control systems and lane-keeping systems.

The Mazda CX-5 comes standard with the Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. This feature detects objects crossing your vehicle’s rear path and approaching your blind spot. This feature is available with the Honda CR-V, but only after an upgrade.

Mazda CX-5 Driving

Crossover Style & Appearance

Despite being in the same class, these two vehicles have very different designs. The Mazda CX-5 has a more rounded-off look with a sleeker appearance. Its front fascia and grille visually pop and stand out. The Honda CR-V has a slightly rounded-off style, but it looks minivan-esque, not the desired look for a sleek and stylish crossover to take out on the roads. It features a subtle and almost miss-able grille and front fascia.

Mazda CX-5 Trim Levels

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Decide on the MAZDA CX-5 vs Honda CR-V

At Mazda of Gastonia, we hope that this Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V comparison helped you get a sense of what these crossovers offer and how they differ. But now you’re more aware of what the Mazda CX-5 has over the Honda CR-V. Why not learn more?

Schedule your test drive with us at Mazda of Gastonia. We’re proud to help drivers throughout Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton find the right car!

*MSRP excludes taxes, title, license fees, and $940 destination charge (Alaska $985). Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
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