2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Honda CR-V

Front driver side exterior view of a red 2019 Mazda CX-5 on the left "vs" front driver side exterior view of a gray 2019 Honda CR-V on the left

When you decide to upgrade your current car for the expanded cargo and passenger space that an SUV provides you also want it to be stylish and fuel efficient as well. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Honda CR-V both boast sleek and sporty exterior styling that features bold body lines and soft edges for an athletic and aerodynamic appeal. Under the hood they both offer two powerful and efficient engine options so shoppers can find the performance and fuel economy mix that best fits their driving habits. Inside the cabin both of these vehicles have spacious seating, versatile cargo space, and exciting technology features as well. You can learn more about the similarities and differences between the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Honda CR-V right here below.

2019 Mazda CX-5


2019 Honda CR-V

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.4L Inline 4-Cylinder
187 HP/ 186 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 184 HP/ 180 LB-FT
SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission Continuously Variable
25 MPG City/ 31 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 26 MPG City/ 32 MPG HWY

What are the Differences Between the 2019 Mazda CX-5 & the 2019 Honda CR-V?

There is an available engine upgrade for both the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Honda CR-V. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 gets equipped with a 2.5L Dynamic Pressure Turbo 4-Cylinder on its top two trim levels and it supplies the CX-5 with 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. A 1.5L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder is standard equipment on the upper trim levels of the 2019 Honda CR-V but it only delivers 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is available for both the Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V but the Mazda CX-5 gets loaded with standard AWD on its top two trim levels while AWD doesn’t come standard on any trim level of the 2019 Honda CR-V.

There is seating for five people inside both the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Honda CR-V and they also both get loaded with standard split-folding second-row seats for optimal cargo and passenger convenience. Both the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V get equipped with a color display screen but the standard screen of the CX-5 measures 7” and the standard screen inside the CR-V is only 5”. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 also comes with standard Push-Button Start and a Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel & Shift Knob which are only offered as upgrades for the 2019 Honda CR-V. With its more powerful engine options along with its better standard interior features the 2019 Mazda CX-5 wins the hard-fought battle over the 2019 Honda CR-V. You can take the 2019 Mazda CX-5 for a test drive today at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN to experience everything that it has to offer firsthand.