Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V

Compare the Mazda CX-5 against the Honda CR-V and Find Out Why the Mazda CX-5 Wins

If you are looking for a New Compact SUV for your family and need more power and space for your daily commutes, you should compare the 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Honda CR-V. While both models offer an exciting and spacious ride, the Mazda CX-5 offers a stronger engine, a higher towing capacity, and standard driver assist features. Below we are providing you with a side-by-side comparison of the two models, to learn their key differences and help you decide on the SUV that’s best for you and your driving needs.

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Honda CR-V

Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V: PERFORMANCE

When it comes to performance specs, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Honda CR-V show a few similarities. However, the new Mazda CX-5 has a bit more to offer.

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. The Mazda CX-5 has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds compared to the CR-V, which manages just 1.500 pounds. The Mazda is a stronger performer, but they achieve similar mpg ratings. The CR-V earns 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway, and the CX-5 earns 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway.

Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V: SAFETY

Safety is a crucial argument for choosing your new family SUV. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 comes packed with safety and security features. Best of all, most of them are standard for every trim level. When looking for standard advanced safety, here’s what the Mazda CX-5 has to offer:

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

In comparison, the Honda CR-V’s most noteworthy safety features, such as lane departure warning and collision warning with automatic braking, don’t come standard :(. Drivers have to upgrade to the CR-V EX to get access.

Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V: INTERIOR & COMFORT

Both models, the Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V are comfortable vehicles with plenty of interior room. The Mazda CX-5 has better technology and more comfort features and perks. This is especially true at the lower trim levels. Therefore, the CX-5 is the better choice, if your commutes are longer or you love to go on long road trips. It can also tow more than the Honda CR-V, making it better for bringing along the boat or trailer.

Experience A New Mazda CX-5 Today at Palm Springs Mazda

If  the Mazda CX-5 is the family SUV of your choice, browse our vast Mazda CX-5 inventory to see what’s available at our dealership in Cathedral City, CA. Don’t forget to check out our monthly Mazda CX-5 lease and finance offers. The best way to experience what the Mazda CX-5 has to offer is by taking your favorite Mazda CX-5 trim for a test drive. To schedule a test drive or learn more, call (760) 328-2102 or contact us.


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