2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Honda CR-V

Drivers in the market for a new crossover SUV are usually looking for a vehicle with plenty interior space without the cumbersome handling of a full-size SUV. While there are plenty of viable options in the class, those looking for a vehicle with smooth handling and steering are going to want to take a look at the 2017 Mazda CX-5, trust us. Not only does it offer a more driver-oriented handling than competitors like the 2017 Honda CR-V, but it also comes with plenty of high-quality standard features not found on other vehicles in the class.

So what other features and specifications set it apart from competitors like the 2017 Honda CR-V? We’re diving deep into all that the crossover has to offer with a detailed comparison between the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and 2017 Honda CR-V. Keep reading to learn more!

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2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Honda CR-V
2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder Base Engine Size 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder
2,000 lbs. Standard Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.
Standard Second Row Reclining Seat Not Available
7.0-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System Touchscreen Infotainment System 5.0-inch Color LCD Display

The 2017 Honda CR-V comes in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The LX trim comes standard with a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that generates 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, while the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims’ standard 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine makes 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Drivers looking for more power under the hood may want to look elsewhere, as no other engine options are available. It’s also important to note that even the 2017 CR-V’s pricier engine option doesn’t compete with the 2017 Mazda CX-5’s. In fact, even the CR-V’s top-of-the-line engine generates less torque than the 2017 Mazda CX-5’s base engine. Additionally, the 2017 CR-V is notably missing standard features that are offered by the 2017 Mazda CX-5, such as Forward Obstruction Warning, telematic systems, remote tailgate release, signaling exterior mirrors, and fog lights.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 comes in Mazda’s three signature trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. All trims come standard with a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that kicks out 187 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The engine is designed to generate plenty of power under the hood while maintaining the respectable fuel economy rating crossover shoppers are looking for. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 comes with standard features such as Smart City Brake Support, Push Button Start, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls, LED headlights, and the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, which includes a 7-inch touchscreen display, Pandora® internet radio integration, Aha™ internet radio integration, HD Radio™, and Bluetooth® hands-free controls.

Drivers interested in learning more about the features and specifications offered on the 2017 Mazda CX-5 are encouraged to stop in and see us at Matt Castrucci Mazda or give our team a call today. Those interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 are invited to schedule an obligation-free test drive online!

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