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

red mazda cx-5 compared to gray honda cr-v

It’s no secret that the Mazda CX-5 is one of the best-looking and most respected crossover SUVs in its class. Sitting right in between the subcompact Mazda CX-3 and midsize Mazda CX-9, the Mazda CX-5 embodies the best of both worlds and now comes with a turbocharged engine option.

But how does it compare to the competition? After all, that’s generally how we measure any vehicle’s true prestige. We are here to show the results of our research. The Honda CR-V is another popular and successful crossover SUV, and we thought this would be a great head-to-head matchup. See what our research found in the chart below.

2019 Mazda CX-5 (base)


2019 Honda CR-V (base)

Standard Voice recognition Not available
Standard In-vehicle assistance service Not available
Standard Blind spot monitoring Not available
250 Maximum horsepower available 190

2019 Mazda CX-5 engine options

Both vehicles come with the same base starting MSRP of $24,350, yet the Mazda CX-5 comes with many more standard features. It also comes available with a new turbocharged engine option. On the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims, drivers can enjoy a 2.5-liter, 250-horsepower SKYACTIV®-G inline four-cylinder engine with Dynamic Pressure Turbo. This same engine was given to the 2018 Mazda6 and it has been extremely popular, and we expect nothing but the same from the Mazda CX-5. The Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring models do not come with the new turbocharged engine but still boast impressive performance specs. These models come fitted with a 187-horsepower, SKYACTIV®-G, 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve I4 engine with Cylinder Deactivation.

Readers interested in learning more about the Mazda CX-5 and model research are encouraged to come to Matt Castrucci Mazda in Dayton, OH. Our team will go over everything else you want to know and we can get you set up with a test drive. If you just want to take a stroll around our lot, that’s okay too! Either way, we hope to see you soon.