2019 Mazda CX-5


2019 Honda CR-V

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

Shopping for a compact SUV near Normal? The 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Honda CR-V both fit the bill. They have standard front-wheel drive, plenty of cargo space, and a spacious interior, but that’s where the similarities end. Compare the Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V to see which SUV is the stronger contender.

Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5: Performance

How do these two compact SUVs perform? Compare their specs below to see which is best for your Springfield drives:

  • 2019 Mazda CX-5: The base engine is a standard 187-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 186 lb-ft of torque, and this SUV has a towing capacity 2,000 pounds.
  • 2019 Honda CR-V: The base engine is a standard 184-hp 2.4L inline-4 that delivers 180 lb-ft of torque, and the CR-V has a towing capacity 1,500 pounds.

Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5: Safety Features

Honda offers the Honda Sensing safety suite with features like lane departure warning and collision warning with automatic braking, but it’s not available on the base trim of the CR-V. You have to upgrade to the Honda CR-V EX trim to get this suite. The Mazda CX-5, on the other hand, comes equipped with standard safety features starting with the base trim:

  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring: This feature alerts you when a vehicle moves into your blindspot.
  • Smart City Brake Support: When you’re driving between 2 and 18 mph, this feature warns you when you’re approaching a vehicle in front of you too quickly on Morton roads.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert: When a vehicle approaches you from the side and you’re backing out of parking spot, this feature notifies you.

Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5: Reviews

Both of these compact SUVs have been favorably reviewed by critics, including Edmunds. This popular car resource appreciated the Honda SUV’s “capable acceleration” and “composed handling,” but also noted that you should “skip the base LX model” in order to get the features you really need.

The Mazda CX-5 Edmunds review said that the styling of this SUV “makes rival midsize SUVs seem generic by comparison.”

Buy or Lease a New Mazda CX-5 from Sam Leman Mazda

Comparing the Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V shows by the CX-5 is the smarter buy. It gives you more power and towing abilities, and you get more standard safety. To learn more about the Mazda CX-5, the available CX-5 accessories, or to compare to other Mazda models (like the Mazda CX-3), contact us today.

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