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2016 Mazda CX-5 and 2016 Honda CR-V Comparison
2016 Mazda CX-5 2016 Honda CR-V
$21,795 MSRP $23,745
2.0-liter 4-cyl Engine 2.4-liter 4-cyl
26 city/35 hwy Fuel Economy 26 city/33 hwy
2,000 lbs Tow Rating 1,500 lbs.

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Mazda CX-5 interior features and options

The crossover SUV segment has become one of the hottest vehicle segments in the auto industry over the past few years because of their impressive ability to deliver a great mix of capability, versatility, performance and fuel economy while also being able to offer plenty of passenger and cargo space. Two of the most popular choices in the segment include the Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V. While each vehicle offers an outstanding list of qualities, one of them is better than the other. This side-by-side comparison between the 2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 Honda CR-V will help show you the difference between each vehicle so you can make the most informed decision when it comes time to buy.

When shopping for a new crossover SUV there are many things that you want it to offer you including strong safety scores, plenty of high-tech features and comfort options and a reputation for reliability. Well, both the CX-5 and CR-V can offer these sought after qualities so knowing the specific details of each crossover will help you choose the model that is the best for your specific driving needs. Right from the start the 2016 Mazda CX-5 has an advantage by having a base model price that is $2,000 lower than the 2016 Honda CR-V.

2016 Mazda CX-5 and 2016 Honda CR-V Comparison

Both the CX-5 and CR-V offer impressive fuel economy ratings but, the above comparison chart shows that 2016 Mazda CX-5 can deliver 26 city/35 hwy mpg while the 2016 Honda CR-V can only manage to give you 26 city/33 hwy mpg. If you’re looking for the most fuel-efficient crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-5 is it. The standard tow rating of the new Mazda CX-5 also gives you the ability to tow more than the new Honda CR-V. It’s easy to see that the 2016 CX-5 has a superior engine that can deliver more miles to the gallon and offer a higher tow rating so it looks like the Mazda CX-5 has a few more advantages over the CR-V than just a lower price.

The interiors of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and 2016 Honda CR-V are both outstanding. Each offers a long list of standard features and available options that include many of the things that you want and need in your new crossover SUV. The also both offer an impressive list of safety features that help make them incredibly safe for the driver and passengers. With a higher fuel economy rating, a greater towing capability and a comparable list of features and options, the lower cost of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 gives it the advantage over the more expensive 2016 Honda CR-V.