Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V

In an increasingly crowded field of crossover vehicles, it can be hard for drivers to find the perfect one for them. Several automakers have released models in this field, and they each offer well-reviewed options and features.

To help you decide, Ocean Mazda provides a comparison between two models in this class: the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the 2017 Honda CR-V. Drivers in Doral, Miami, Hialeah, and Kendall can learn more about the features that separates these vehicles and get the information they need before scheduling a test drive.


While both the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the 2017 Honda CR-V have substantial power, there are subtle differences between the two. The Honda CR-V offers two engine types: a 2.4L inline four-cylinder and an optional TD03 Turbo engine for upper trims. All Mazda CX-5 vehicles have a 2.5L four-cylinder engine. The increased engine size gives the CX-5 an advantage in horsepower with 187 horsepower and 2,000 pounds of standard towing, compared to the 184 horsepower and 1,500 pounds of towing capacity on the CR-V.

Fuel efficiency is relatively similar between the two cars. The CX-5 averages 24 MPG city and 31 MPG highway for front wheel drive vehicles, 23 MPG city and 29 MPG highway for all-wheel drive models. The CR-V averages between 25 to 28 MPG in the city and 31 to 34 MPG on the highway, depending on the model and driving system.


Currently, the Mazda CX-5 does not have a safety rating with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, though this is due to a recent redesign that has not yet been tested. The CR-V received a five-star rating from the NHTSA.

Both cars offer a number of active and passive safety features, including:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Rear cross traffic sensors
  • Lane Departure Notification
  • Blind spot monitors

The Mazda CX-5 also features Dynamic Stability Control for assistance in adverse driving conditions and Smart City Brake Support, which can help prevent rear-end collisions.



Both vehicles are designed with technology in mind. Each offers connection via Bluetooth or USB ports, plus a seven-inch touch screen module and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, only the Mazda CX-5 has the touchscreen available standard across all models. The CX-5 also gives you internet radio integration with Pandora, Stitcher, and Aha, allowing drivers to take their favorite music with them wherever they go.

In addition, both cars have rearview cameras and a multi-information display on the dashboard, giving drivers data on gas, fuel economy, and more.


As shown above, both the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the 2017 Honda CR-V offer a number of features for drivers, giving them both well-earned praise among vehicles in their class. However, the CX-5, with its unique design along with its power and safety options, gives it a distinct advantage.

You can experience the 2017 Mazda CX-5 with a test drive at Ocean Mazda. Whether you are looking for a new car in Doral, Miami, Hialeah, or Kendall, you can review all the exciting features of this crossover first-hand. Get more information or schedule a test drive by calling (786) 464-1112.

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