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2019 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve AWD

2020 Mazda CX-5*

2019 Honda CR-V LX 2WD

2020 Honda CR-V*

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Honda CR-V

2020 MAZDA CX-5


2020 Honda CR-V
2.4L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine

Base Engine

2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation
190 hp


187 hp
180 lb-ft of torque


186 lb-ft of torque
1,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

2,000 pounds

For a new, safe, family-friendly SUV to drive around Las Cruces, NM and out of Van Horn, you’ll want to compare the 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V. These models have plenty to offer drivers, but only one will have everything you need and more on your daily commutes. Learn about the new Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V with the team at Rudolph Mazda before deciding which to drive home.

2020 MAZDA CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V: Performance

Taking a look at performance specs, you’ll find the new Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V have a few things in common, however, it’s in the differences that you’ll find the one that’s right for you. Compare their performance specs below:

  • Engine: The Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a 187-hp Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine rated at 186 lb-ft of torque. The Honda CR-V is equipped with a 184-hp 2.4L inline-4 rated at 180 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Economy: The CR-V provides 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway, and the Mazda CX-5 offers 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway.**
  • Towing Capacity: You can tow more with the Mazda CX-5; it has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds vs. the CR-V at only 1,500 pounds.

Honda CR-V or MAZDA CX-5: Interior

Each model comes with an abundance of interior convenience and comfort features to enhance each commute. Take a look at what each interior has to offer. While they both have features like Blutooth® connectivity and leather-wrapped steering wheels, you’ll want to check out the features each model has different:


  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Signaling exterior mirrors
  • Rearview camera
  • Available tow hitch receiver
  • Optional remote ignition
  • Optional fog lights
  • Extensive safety technology

Honda CR-V

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Optional heated steering wheel
  • USB ports
  • Optional wireless charging
  • Hands-free access power tailgate

2020 MAZDA CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V: Safety

Standard safety features can be found in both the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5. When it comes to which model has more to offer, the Mazda SUV pulls ahead of the competition. Honda Sensing includes a lane departure warning and collision warning with automatic braking, but there are a few upgrades the Mazda CX-5 offers that either aren’t offered on the CR-V or come at a higher price. These include:

  • Smart City Brake Support: Operating between 2 and 18 mph, this alert system warns you when you’re approaching a vehicle too quickly.
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring: Alerts you when a vehicle enters your blind zone.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert: Warns you of cars approaching from the side as you’re backing out of a parking space.

Explore the MAZDA CX-5 at Rudolph Mazda

After checking out the Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5 comparison, the question of whether the Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5 works better for your needs might be more readily answerable. If it’s not, feel free to check out reviews of both vehicles, like this Mazda CX-5 Edmunds review. Then, explore our inventory of Mazda SUVs online! In addition to a large inventory of models, we offer new vehicle specials to help you get behind the wheel of your favorite Mazda at a more affordable price. Contact us today to learn more or with any questions.

*2019 model images used. **EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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