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2019 Mazda CX-5*

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2019 Honda CR-V*

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

If you’re looking for a compact SUV with plenty of interior space, ample rear seating, and front-wheel drive, look no further than the 2019 Honda CR-V and 2019 Mazda CX-5. The Mazda CX-5 boasts a stronger engine, more standard driver assistance features, and a higher towing capacity than the CR-V. Learn how the CX-5 outpaces the CR-V on the Plano streets in this Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V comparison.

CX-5 vs. CR-V: Performance

Curious how these two SUVs perform? Take a look at their individual performance specs below to see which is best suited for your Richardson 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 CX-5 earns 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway.
  • Towing Capacity: With the CX-5, you have a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. The CR-V manages just 1,500 pounds.
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CX-5 vs. CR-V: Safety Features

Honda Sensing is a well-known suite of safety technologies on Honda vehicles. It’s packaged with driver assist features, such as collision warning and lane departure warning technology. This suite of safety features is not available on the base CR-V trim, however. Even though the Mazda CX-5 is competitively priced along with the CR-V, these standard features are available:

  • Smart City Brake Support – operating between 2 and 18 mph, this system warns you if you’re approaching a vehicle too quickly
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring – notifies you when a vehicle enters your blind zone
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert – this system notifies you of approaching vehicles from your sides when you’re backing up
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CX-5 vs. CR-V: Reviews

Both of these compact SUVs have received praise from critics all over. Notably, the Mazda CX-5 Edmunds review shows them loving the styling of the Mazda, saying it “makes rival midsize SUVs seem generic by comparison.”

Edmunds review of the CR-V notes its “capable acceleration, composed handling, and confident highway manners.” That being said, they suggest you “skip the base LX model”, in order to get the features you really need.

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Find Your New Mazda CX-5 in Richardson Today!

When you are trying to decide, Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5, you’ll find the Mazda to be a safer and more powerful compact SUV. To learn more about the CX-5 features, maintenance schedule, or Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, simply contact us today! We’ll help you setup a test drive, compare models like the CX-5 vs. Mazda CX-3, find new Mazda CX-5 accessories, talk through financing options, or help you pick out that new Mazda CX-5, or other Mazda SUV, that’s right for you! You can also take time to compare the CX-5 against the Nissan Rogue.

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