2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Honda CR-V LX

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

Many Henderson drivers have a tough time choosing either the Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5 as their next compact SUV. Though both are popular compact SUVs with front-wheel drive, ample cargo space, and roomy interiors, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 offers a stronger engine, higher towing capacity, and more standard safety that drivers will want on Las Vegas roads and beyond. Find out why the new Mazda CX-5 is best for drivers in our Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V comparison below!

Mazda CX-5 vs. CR-V: Performance

  • 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

Though the CR-V has Honda Sensing, the brand’s most noteworthy bundle of intelligent driver assist features, that includes lane departure warning, collision warning with automatic braking, and more, it’s not offered on the 2019 Honda CR-V LX, you’ll need to upgrade to get these features. The Mazda CX-5 includes the following as standard equipment:

  • Smart City Brake Support – operates between 2 and 18 mph, and warns you when you’re approaching a vehicle too quickly on Boulder City 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. The Mazda CX-5 Edmunds review, being from a popular car resource, proves credible. They say that the 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 Mazda CX-5 at Findlay Mazda!

Comparing the Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V reveals the Mazda CX-5 to be the more powerful and safer compact crossover. Take the new Mazda CX-5 for a test drive, learn more about the Mazda CX-5 dimensions, read the Mazda CX-5 safety ratings, check out our Mazda AWD models, compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4 or other models like the Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander, check out the Mazda CX-5 towing capacity, browse our new vehicle specials, and contact us with any questions in the meantime.

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