2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Honda CR-V

There are a lot of vehicles to choose from when searching in the incredibly popular compact crossover SUV segment of the auto industry. With so many vehicles available, a shoppers decision can be difficult and time consuming. To help you learn more about the best choices and to help you decide which new crossover would be the ideal choice for your specific driving needs, this detailed comparison between the 2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Honda CR-V from Royal South Mazda will help you choose.

Mazda and Honda have been competing against each other for a long time and sometimes Honda beats Mazda, but not this time. While they are both top picks and popular brand choices for many drivers, this year, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 takes down the Honda CR-V in a side-by-side comparison.

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2017 Mazda CX-5 VS 2017 Honda CR-V
$24,045 MSRP $24,045
2.5-liter I4 Engine 2.4-liter I4
187 hp Horsepower 184 hp
2,000 Standard Towing (lbs) 1,500

2017 Mazda CX-5 and 2017 Honda CR-V Comparison

Both the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and 2017 Honda CR-V offer spirited engines that can deliver the performance you want as well as the fuel efficiency you need. The standard engine given to the new CX-5 pushes out 187 horsepower while the new Honda CR-V can only offer 184 horsepower. While the horsepower of both engines may seem close, it is definitely noticed when when it comes to towing power. With more torque and horsepower, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 can tow up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped whereas the CR-V can only offer you a 1,500 pound towing capacity.

The interior of the both the CX-5 and CR-V are very similar in size with each offering seating for up to five passengers and ample cargo space. Where you’ll notice the biggest differences when comparing the 2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Honda CR-V is in their features and options offerings. The new Mazda CX-5 offers more standard technology and comfort features than the new CR-V does, which helps make the new Mazda crossover a smarter choice.

2017 Mazda CX-5 passenger and cargo space
2017 Mazda CX-5 features
2017 Mazda CX-5 front end
2017 Mazda CX-5 exterior

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