2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Honda CR-V
2017 Mazda CX-5 2017 Honda CR-V
ENGINE
  2.5L 2.4L
FUEL CAPACITY
  14.8 gal. 14.0 gal.
HORSEPOWER
  187 hp 184 hp

2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Honda CR-V

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The 2017 Mazda CX-5 proudly carries on the manufacturer's legacy of producing automobiles that bestow a sporty flair upon the everyday commuting experience. Even without being explicitly billed as a race car, the CX-5 is an unmistakable tribute to Mazda's classic road blazing machine style. Compared to the Mazda CX-5, the Honda CR-V is a relatively understated yet reliable package that manages to provide both functionality and versatility.

Performance

The Mazda CX-5 boasts a horsepower rating of 187, just edging out beyond the CR-V's base engine horsepower rating of 184. The CX-5's engine is a 2.5-liter inline-four, slightly higher than the CR-V's 2.4-liter model. Both cars are designed in a default front-wheel drive design with an optional all-wheel drive configuration.

Interior Capacity

Both the CX-5 and the CR-V have a standard passenger capacity of five, while the CX-5 edges out slightly ahead of the CR-V with an overall passenger volume of 103.6 cubic feet. In addition to having slightly more standard passenger volume capacity, the CR-V also has slightly more front and second head room as well.

Trailering

In addition to possessing Mazda's iconic speed-seeking appeal, the CX-5 is also made with a healthy degree of raw trailering strength as well. The maximum trailer dead weight hitch, weight distributing hitch and overall trailering strength of the CX-5 is 2000 pounds across the board. For the CR-V, the maximum trailer dead weight hitch, weight distributing hitch and trailering strength capacity is 1500 pounds, 500 pounds lighter than the CX-5 in all categories. The maximum tongue dead weight and distributing hitch capacity of the CX-5 is 200 pounds, while the maximum tongue dead weight and distributing hitch capacity of the CR-V is 150 pounds.

Fuel Tank

The Mazda CX-5 has a maximum fuel tank capacity of 14.8 gallons, giving it a satisfying level of staying power to balance out its sportiness. The Honda CR-V has a maximum fuel tank capacity of 14 gallons flat, faithfully completing its overall design initiative as a well-rounded vehicle in terms of driving power and fuel economy.


While the Honda CR-V does not demand an impression by pure force of presentation and velocity, it does not lag too far behind the Mazda CX-5 in terms of its ability to provide safety and stability. The Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V are both fully capable of satisfying in terms of both power and practicality, though those with a taste for the sportier side of driving will be pleased with Mazda's race car-centric touch in the CX-5's design. If you'd like to directly experience how the CX-5 compares to the CR-V, feel free to contact us and schedule your test drive at our dealership today.