2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Honda CR-V

Vehicle Type Sport Utility Sport Utility
Seating 5 5
Doors 5 5
Price $27,850 $26,798

Fuel Consumption - city/hwy (L/100km)

Automatic Transmission 9.8 / 7.7 N/A
Manual Transmission 9.4 / 7.4 N/A


Engine 2.5L L4 SKYACTIV-G DOHC 16-valve 1.5L I4 DOHC 16-valve
Transmission 6-Speed transmission Continuously variable transmission
HP (hp@rpm) 187 @ 6000 190 @ 5600
Drive Train All-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Front Tires 225/65R17 tires P235/65R17 tires
Front Suspension Front independent suspension with coil springs Independent front suspension
Wheel Type 17-inch alloy wheels 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Rear Suspension Independent rear suspension Independent rear suspension

Comfort and Convenience

Power Windows Power Windows Power windows with auto-up/down driver's window
Remote Keyless Entry Remote keyless entry Remote keyless entry
Cruise Control Cruise control Cruise control
Steering Wheel Adjustment Tilt and telescopic steering wheel Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Power Door Locks Power door lock Power door lock


Anti-Lock Brakes 4-Wheel ABS 4-Wheel ABS
Side Airbag Front side airbags Side airbags
Passenger Airbag Passenger side front airbag Passenger side front airbag
Driver Airbag Driver side front airbag Driver side front airbag
Roof Side Curtain Side curtain airbags Side curtain airbags
Brake Type 4-Wheel disc 4-Wheel disc


Width 1842 mm 1849 mm
Curb Weight 1505 kg 1502 kg
Wheelbase 2699 mm 2660 mm
Cargo Capacity 875 L 1110 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 56 L 52 L
Length 4550 mm 4586 mm
Height 1681 mm 1679 mm


SUV season is in full-force, and to help you decide on your next Sport Utility Vehicle we have matched up the Mazda CX-5 to the Honda CR-V. The 2019 market has made the decision between the various SUV’s this year a difficult one, because all brands are upping their functionality, safety, and style to meet the expectations of the community! Both Mazda and Honda present Impressive features in their SUV’s. With no clear winner it’s up to you which will suit your lifestyle best. We highlighted and compared some important features between the two vehicles to help you decide.

Fuel Economy

SUV’s can get you to the grocery store, or up a mountain. The capabilities of a vehicle like the Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V allow flexibility, and utility both for the city goers, and the outback explores. Something these two activities share, however, is the need to be fuel efficient for our wallets and our environment.

Honda offers an ECO mode in their CR-V allowing to manually transfer your vehicle’s drive in order to become more fuel efficient. Overall, the CR-V stands at 7.8L/100KM in their FWD and 8.0L/100KM on their AWD versions. Similar to the CR-V, Mazda offers functionality to deactivate cylinders as they are not necessary in order to save fuel. The SKYACTIV engine with Cylinder Deactivation system works automatically without the need to manually select the fuel saving mode allowing the fuel economy to sit at 7.7L/100KM.

Family Capabilities

With both the CX-5 and CR-V seating 5 passengers, they are suited perfectly for family travel. In both vehicles premium trim levels offer an additional two USB ports in the backseat for charging of various devices, and also have the option to include heated back seats to keep those little bums warm in the winter.

More important than charging those devices, Mazda offers a wide-angle Rear-view Camera, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Smart City Brake Support, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning System and many more features to help you keep yourself and your family safe while on the road. Honda also offers safety features; Collision Mitigation Breaking System, Forward Collisions Warning, and Lane Departure Warning System, however they are not as broad as those offered by Mazda.

Engine and Power

Let’s get straight to the numbers for this section. Mazda offers a 2.5L, 4 Cylinder In-Line engine with a Cylinder Deactivation System in the GS and GX models. Honda CR-V runs on a 1.5L, 16 Valve, Direct Injection Turbo-Charged 4 Cylinder Engine.

To compare Horsepower and Torque: Mazda offers 187 @ 6,000 RPM Horsepower and 186 @ 4,000 RPM Torque, while Honda offers 190 @ 5,600 RPM Horsepower and 179 @ 2000-5000 RPM.

2019 MAZDA CX5 VS. 2019 Honda CR-V

Overall both Honda and Mazda present great choices for an upscale SUV to keep you safe, entertained, and to protect the environment. It makes it hard to decide with both offering fuel economy enhancements, similar torque and horsepower, and family safety and functionality features. Although Mazda does offer a more modern look to their vehicles, both include cutting edge technology to get you through your daily commute! Looks like the choice is up to you

The 2019 CX-5 is striking and so well crafted, you’ll savour every moment behind the wheel.

Test drive one today to feel the exhilaration of driving a Mazda.