2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport

2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Honda CR-V LX

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Honda CR-V

When it comes to affordable compact SUVs, both the Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V are at the top of the list. Fairview families shopping for a new crossover will want to compare different models to ensure they’re getting the features they need. Take a look at the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Honda CR-V, and you’ll see why we prefer the Mazda.

Interior Features and Specs

  • Seating: Each has 5-passenger seating, but the CX-5 features a 40/20/40 one-touch reclining rear seat while the CR-V is just a typical 60/40.

  • Touchscreen and Infotainment: The CX-5 features MAZDA CONNECT and a 7-inch full-color touchscreen while the HondaLink system is available for upgrade.

  • Leather Accents: A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are standard on the CX-5 while the CR-V requires upgrades for them.

Safety Features

  • Blind Spot Monitor: Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert can be found on the CX-5 while the CR-V uses a traditional blind spot monitor.

  • City Braking Support: The Smart City Brake Support system is standard on the 2018 Mazda CX-5 while the CR-V has no comparable feature.

  • Body Construction: The Mazda CX-5’s ring structure unibody construction and side-impact door beams are designed specifically for the CX-5, to protect passengers during a crash — the CR-V’s ACE system is the same on each Honda.

  • Hill Launch Assist: Standard on the CX-5, unavailable on the CR-V.

2018 Mazda CX-5 Red Side View

Which SUV will You Choose for Your Collinsville Drives?

Now you can see why the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is our top pick between these two crossovers. Not only do more safety and interior features, but you get them all for a more affordable price. The base Mazda CX-5 Sport starts at $24,150 MSRP, while the Honda CR-V starts at $24,250 MSRP. Explore our new Mazda CX-5 inventory online, then visit our showroom in O'Fallon to learn more and take a test drive.

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