|2015 Mazda CX-5||2015 Honda CR-V|
|$21,545||MSRP (Base Model)||$23,320|
|2.0-liter 4-cyl||Base Engine||2.4-liter 4-cyl|
|155 hp||Horsepower||185 hp|
|2,000 lbs.||Towing Capacity||1,500 lbs.|
2015 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2015 Honda CR-V
Drivers in the market for a new SUV have a lot of vehicles to choose from. The compact SUV is one of the most popular and competitive vehicle segments in the auto industry because of their ability to offer the versatility and capability that many drivers look for when shopping for a new ride. Two of the top choices for a new compact SUV include the Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V. Which SUV is the best choice for you? This side-by-side comparison between the 2015 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2015 Honda CR-V from Matt Castrucci Mazda will help you decide which new SUV is the best choice for your driving needs.
The first and most noticeable difference between the 2015 Mazda CX-5 and 2015 Honda CR-V is how much they each cost to buy. The new Mazda CX-5 has a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) that is nearly $2,000 less than the new Honda CR-V. Considering that these two SUVs offer very similar features and options, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 comes out on top as the better value.
2015 Mazda CX-5 Outshines 2015 Honda CR-V
Looking past the initial cost of the 2015 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2015 Honda CR-V, drivers will find both versatility and capability with each new SUV, but one of them does have a little bit more to offer than the other. The CR-V and Mazda CX-5 give drivers an interior that seats up to five passengers while still offering impressive cargo space but the Mazda CX-5’s high quality materials help make it a more comfortable option. If you are looking for a new SUV that can tow your favorite toys, the 2015 Mazda CX-5’s 2,000 lb. tow rating makes its a better choice when compared to the Honda CR-V’s 1,500 lb. rating.
When it comes to performance and efficiency, the Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V are very close. They each offer excellent fuel economy ratings, although the Mazda CX-5 does beat the Honda CR-V by a small margin in the highway mpg rating. As for performance, its just tough for any compact SUV to compete with Mazda’s innovative SKYACTIV® engine technology. The spirited performance and incredible driving dynamics that the Mazda CX-5’s SKYACTIV® engine offers to its drivers gives it an advantage over the less sporty engine under the hood of the Honda CR-V. Schedule a test drive today to see for yourself why we think the 2015 Mazda CX-5 is the best choice for a new compact SUV.