2019 mazda cx-5 red exterior

2020 MAZDA CX-5*

2019 honda cr-v white exterior

2020 Honda CR-V*

2020 MAZDA CX-5 vs. 2020 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

Both the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V are popular compact SUVs that offer all-wheel drive, ample cargo space, and roomy seating. However, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 provides drivers with a stronger engine, a higher towing capacity, and more standard driver assists than the Honda CR-V. Learn why the new Mazda CX-5 is the better option in our Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V comparison below!

Mazda CX-5 vs. CR-V: Performance

Performance is an important factor in a new vehicle. Which SUV has what you’re looking for on your Mooresville commutes? Compare their specs below:

  • 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 CX-5 earns 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway.*
  • Towing Capacity: You can tow more with the CX-5; it has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. The CR-V manages just 1,500 pounds.

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

Honda Sensing is a bundle of intelligent driver assists, such as lane departure warning and collision warning with automatic braking, making this the most noteworthy Honda technology. However, to get this suite of safety technology, drivers have to upgrade to the CR-V EX. When looking for standard advanced safety, here’s what the Mazda CX-5 has to offer:

  • Smart City Brake Support – operates between 2 and 18 mph, and warns you when you’re approaching a vehicle too quickly on Mooresville 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.

Test Drive a New Mazda CX-5 at Keffer Mazda!

In the end, comparing the Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V shows drivers they can find a more powerful and safer drive in a Mazda compact crossover such as the Mazda CX-5. If you’d like to experience the Mazda CX-5 trims in person, schedule a test drive in a Mazda CX-5 for sale at Keffer Mazda. Ready to get the process started? Check out our new vehicle specials then apply for financing online! Contact us in the meantime with any questions, to compare models like the Mazda CX-5 vs. Mazda CX-30, check out the Mazda CX-30 configurations, or to compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester!

*Based on EPA-estimates. Actual results will vary.

*2019 model year images shown.

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13307 Statesville Rd Huntersville, NC


Phone: (704) 464-0105

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