How the Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V Compare

As two of the most popular vehicles in their class, the Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V offer an impressive array of features and capabilities. Although both vehicles have the same body style, there are major differences between them. At Sansone Mazda, we want to make sure that you have all of the information that you will need to make your decision between the two.



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Looking at the prices may seem deceiving at first. The Honda CR-V is cheaper, by a small margin, at the base, but when you take one step up in trim, the Mazda CX-5 is cheaper, and remains cheaper through all of the higher-end trims. If you want to beat the horsepower of the CX-5, you will need to upgrade at least one step into the more expensive CR-V.


As a family vehicle, you might need to haul some equipment with you, possibly jet skis or some other similar gear, luckily the Mazda CX-5 has a higher towing capacity than the Honda CR-V. While you might not consider an SUV of this size the be capable of something like that, Mazda wanted to be sure that you were able to tow whatever you might need.

Our team wants to help you find a vehicle that is perfect for your lifestyle. If you have been looking at models like the Mazda CX-5, you should visit us for a test drive. We can have you read about advantages all day long, but the best way to see what the vehicle can do for you is to come and drive it yourself. We look forward to seeing, and helping, you soon!