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2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Honda CR-V

Red 2019 Mazda CX-5 on a Pier vs Gray 2019 Honda CR-V on a City Street

An athletic platform, an affordable price tag, power-packed engine options, class-above luxury and innovative technology promise to make the 2019 Mazda CX-5 stand out from the automotive crowd. A complete package in the compact crossover segment, the Mazda CX-5 will go toe to toe with premier competitors in the class and promises to be a fan favorite in this 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Honda CR-V comparison.

When you choose the 2019 Mazda CX-5, you will have a choice of five premium trim levels – Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature – that will start at just $24,350. Mazda CX-5 entries provide 103.6 cubic feet of passenger space with seating for five passengers in a luxurious, family-friendly cabin. With a competitive 30.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats, the Mazda CX-5 crossover is tailor-made for family adventures.

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2019 Mazda CX-5 VS 2019 Honda CR-V
$24,350 Base Price $24,350
187-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 184-Horsepower 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder
25 MPG City/31 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 26 MPG City/32 MPG Hwy
7-Inch MAZDA CONNECT™ Touchscreen Standard Infotainment System 5-Inch LCD Display

What Are the Differences Between the Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V?

With an affordable price tag that mirrors its Honda competitor and a wealth of standard features, the Mazda CX-5 will provide incredible value in this 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Honda CR-V comparison. With a price tag that starts at $24,350, the entry-level Mazda CX-5 Sport trim will check all the boxes. Mazda CX-5 Sport trim levels come complete with LED headlights, Daytime Running Lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, Smart City Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth.

A reputation for class-above luxury will make the Mazda CX-5 stand out from many opponents in the compact crossover segment. Top-tier Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trim levels leave the competition behind. Armed with a 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system that provides access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a 10-speaker Bose® sound system, the Mazda CX-5 will keep you connected and entertained at every turn. When you add heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, a power moonroof, leather upholstery and Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® safety systems to the equation, the Mazda CX-5 adds luxury to your drive. Mazda CX-5 Signature entries add a premium Nappa leather interior, ambient interior lighting, genuine wood interior trim, a 360-degree camera system and much more.

Athletic power and performance numbers will set the 2019 Mazda CX-5 apart in this Mazda vs Honda crossover debate. Base Mazda CX-5 trim levels employ a 187-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that is married to a six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission with Sport Mode. Armed with this combination under the hood, the Mazda CX-5 will earn 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. When you add Mazda i-ACTIV AWD® to the equation, the Mazda CX-5 earns 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Honda CR-V entries counter with a 184-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission.

Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trim levels will upgrade performance with a 250-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G turbocharged four-cylinder engine that manufactures 310 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a standard six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission and standard Mazda i-ACTIV AWD®, turbocharged Mazda CX-5 trim levels will earn 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The Honda CR-V upgrades performance with a 190-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cannot compete with the Mazda CX-5.


Overhead View of Red 2019 Mazda CX-5 with Sunroof
Close Up of 2019 Mazda CX-5 Taillight and CX-5 Badge
Cutaway View of 2019 Mazda CX-5 Interior
2019 Mazda CX-5 Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Touchscreen Display