2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 CR-V

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Honda CR-V

2020 CX-5

2020 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

Drivers from Hartford to Vernon are in search of the next best advanced compact SUV. A popular option in this vehicle class is the 2020 Mazda CX-5. Additionally, the 2020 Honda CR-V is often researched. Whether you’re looking for a capable SUV for your growing family, or you’re a professional that’s always on the go through Glastonbury, you’ll find that one of these SUV models is perfect for you. Read on to learn more about each of these reliable SUVs.


When it comes to performance specs, you’ll find these models have a few similarities. However, you’ll find the new Mazda CX-5 has a bit more to offer, even in its base trim. Compare their specs below:

  • 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 Mazda CX-5; it has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. The CR-V manages just 1,500 pounds.
2020 Mazda CX-5 on the road


The CR-V and Mazda CX-5 both come with interior features that are sure to offer the comfortable, convenient, and connected ride you need to make the most of your drives through Hartford. You’ll find that both these SUV models offer similar features. However, the upscale feel of the Mazda CX-5’s interior will leave you and your passengers feeling most impressed thanks in part to the following amenities:

  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Rearview cameras
  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Signaling exterior mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available tow hitch receiver
  • Optional remote ignition
  • Optional fog lights
  • Extensive safety technology
  • Generous interior space
2020 Mazda CX-5 dashboard and front seats


The Honda CR-V offers Honda Sensing, which includes lane departure warning and collision warning with automatic braking. Although this suite of safety features is the most noteworthy Honda technology, drivers have to upgrade to the CR-V EX to get access. When it comes to standard advanced safety, here’s what the Mazda CX-5 has to offer:

  • Smart City Brake Support: Operates between 2 and 18 mph, and warns you when you’re approaching a vehicle too quickly on Glastonbury 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.
2020 CX-5 parked in front of a restaurant

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Has this Mazda CX-5 vs. CR-V comparison helped you realize that the CX-5 is the right choice for you? Or, are you still wondering: Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5? Our team can help you see the impressive features of this capable SUV for yourself. Don’t hesitate to contact us online to see how we can help you get behind the wheel of a new Mazda CX-5, or ask us about the Mazda CX-5 Edmunds review. We’d even be glad to help you learn how to change a key fob battery, compare the 2020 Mazda3 vs. Mazda6, or compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Nissan Rogue.

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