2019 Mazda CX-5 White


2019 Honda CR-V White


2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

Mazda CX-5

Honda CR-V
187-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

184-hp 2.4L inline-4
25 mpg city/31 mpg highway

Fuel Efficiency

26 mpg city/32 mpg highway
2,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring

Not Available on Base Trim

Starting Price


For Fairview drivers looking for a compact SUV with front-wheel drive, plenty of cargo space, and roomy and comfortable seating, both the Honda CR-V and 2019 Mazda CX-5 are popular choices. In the end, the new Mazda CX-5 offers a stronger performance, higher towing capacity, and more standard driver assist technology than the Honda CR-V. Learn more about the CX-5 and why this model is best for Collinsville drivers by taking a look at our Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V comparison at Auffenberg Mazda.

CX-5 vs. CR-V: Performance

In order to see how these two compact SUVs perform on St. Jacob roads and beyond, compare the performance specs of each model below to see which can provide all you need and more: Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5.

  • Engine: The Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a 187-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine rated at 186 lb-ft of torque. The Honda CR-V is equipped with a 184-hp 2.4L inline-4 rated at 180 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Economy: The CR-V earns 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway, and the CX-5 earns 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway.
  • Towing Capacity: You can tow more with the CX-5; it has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. The CR-V manages just 1,500 pounds.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Performance

CX-5 vs. CR-V: Safety Features

The Honda CR-V has Honda Sensing technology that includes lane departure warning and collision warning with automatic braking, however, it doesn’t come standard on the base level. You’ll have to upgrade to the 2019 Honda CR-V EX. The Mazda CX-5 offers the following standard:

  • Smart City Brake Support – operates between 2 and 18 mph, and warns you when you’re approaching a vehicle too quickly on St. Jacob roads.
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring – alerts you when a vehicle enters your blind zone.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert – notifies you of vehicles approaching from the side as you’re backing out of a parking space.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Blind Spot

CX-5 vs. CR-V: Reviews

Both models receive glowing reviews, but when you read the Mazda CX-5 Edmunds review, you’ll see that Edmunds, a leading automotive critic, enjoys plenty about this model including that the styling “makes rival midsize SUVs seem generic by comparison,” your choice between the two becomes easier.

When it comes to reviews for the Honda CR-V, while favorable as well, Edmunds states that while this Honda SUV has “capable acceleration, composed handling, and confident highway manners,” these reviewers also include that drivers should “skip the base LX model” to get the features you need.

2019 Mazda CX-5 passenger side

Buy or Lease a New CX-5 at Auffenberg Mazda in O'Fallon!

Comparing the Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V reveals the Mazda CX-5 to be the more powerful and safer compact crossover. In order to learn more about the CX-5’s features, towing capacity, safety ratings, cargo area, i-ACTIV AWD® system, or even infotainment system, schedule a test drive with Auffenberg Mazda or contact our dealership with any questions as well as to compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Nissan Rogue, and more.

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