Compact SUV Comparison: The Mazda CX-5 & The Honda CR-V

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Compact SUVs are in very strong demand right now. They are probably the most popular go-to vehicles and we thought you’d like to see what two of these looked like side by side. Which do you think will come out to be the strongest competitor? Read on to find out.


Let’s talk safety. Although the CR-V scored well in testing, the CX-5 scored very well across the board. Not only did it received the highest possible ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), but did extremely well in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Mazda is famous for their performance. Their models are responsive, agile and light behind the wheel. If you’re looking for the ultimate spice, opt for a 2.5-liter engine with 184 horsepower. That will keep things interesting!


If you need towing capabilities in your compact SUV then put your money on the CX-5. It can tow 500 pounds more than the CR-V and has more torque, as well.


In fuel efficiency, the CX-5 beats out the CR-V with a 2.0-liter manual transmission engine at 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.


As far as price goes, Mazda has always prided itself in bringing affordable quality vehicles to the public. Honda has always remained more expensive than Mazda. The #MazdaCX-5 starts at $21,795 and the CR-V at $23,845. Even at their most expensive, these models remain the same in relation to each other. The most expensive CX-5 is $29,870 and the priciest CR-V is $33,495.


Come get a closer look at the Mazda CX-5. It’s a gorgeous, reliable, quality car that would satisfy the needs of nearly any SUV aficionado today. For a good look at our new and certified pre-owned cars, visit us at CardinaleWay Mazda in Corona or online at





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