2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Honda CR-V

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

Mazda CX-5


Honda CR-V

187-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

184-hp 2.4L inline-4
25 mpg city/31 mpg highway

Fuel Efficiency

26 mpg city/32 mpg highway
2,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring

Not Available on Base Trim

The Honda CR-V and 2019 Mazda CX-5 are popular compact SUVs with front-wheel drive, ample cargo space, and roomy rear seats. However, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 provides drivers with a stronger engine, a higher towing capacity, and more standard driver assists than the Honda CR-V. Learn more about the new Mazda CX-5 and how it holds up against the CR-V with our Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V comparison below!


Mazda CX-5 vs. CR-V: Performance

When it comes to how these compact SUVs perform, you’ll notice only one can provide the power you want on Sauk Rapids roadways. Compare their specs below to see which is best for your daily drives:

  • Engine: The Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a 187-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine rated at 186 lb-ft of torque. The Honda CR-V is equipped with a 184-hp 2.4L inline-4 rated at 180 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Economy: The CR-V earns 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway, and the Mazda CX-5 earns 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway.
  • Towing Capacity: You can tow more with the Mazda CX-5; it has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. The CR-V manages just 1,500 pounds.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve cabin acoustics sunroof


Mazda CX-5 vs. CR-V: Safety Features

Safety is important in a new SUV, that’s why Mazda safety technology has been enhanced to give drivers added convenience and peace of mind. Though Honda Sensing is one of the brand’s most noteworthy technologies, with lane departure warning and collision warning with automatic braking, it’s only available with an upgrade to the Honda CR-V EX. The Mazda CX-5, however, includes the following as standard safety equipment:

  • Smart City Brake Support – operates between 2 and 18 mph, and warns you when you’re approaching a vehicle too quickly on Saint Joseph roads.
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring – alerts you when a vehicle enters your blind zone.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert – notifies you of vehicles approaching from the side as you’re backing out of a parking space.

Mazda CX-5 vs. CR-V: Reviews

Both the Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V have received favorable reviews from leading automotive critics. Edmunds, a popular resource of automotive reviews and ratings, likes that the Mazda CX-5’s styling “makes rival midsize SUVs seem generic by comparison.”

Reviews of the Honda CR-V are favorable, as well. Edmunds likes the Honda SUV’s “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.

Buy or Lease a New CX-5 at Eich Mazda in Saint Cloud!

When drivers compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V, it’s clear the Mazda SUV is the more powerful and safer compact crossover. To learn more about the new Mazda CX-5 features, performance, how it compares to the Mazda CX-3, our new vehicle specials, Mazda CX-5 lease deals, and more, contact Eich Mazda, or visit us for a test drive!

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