Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5

Honda CRV AWDWhen you’re on the hunt for a sporty midsized SUV, we’re sure you’re looking for one packed with impressive features that’s sure to turn heads as you cruise by. Two models you may be considering are the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5. However, which is going to be the right choice for your commutes around the San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights, TX, areas?

Here at Northside Honda, we’re dedicated to helping our drivers every step of the way through their car-buying journey and we know that starts right here with the research process. In order to make that as simple as possible, we created this handy breakdown of the 2022 Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5.

Now, let’s see how they stack up against each other!

Performance Features & MPG Ratings

To get started, we’ll head right under the hood and check out what powers these two SUVs. Both vehicles offer two different engine options to choose from.

In the CR-V, you’ll get the standard in-line 4-cylinder engine with a turbocharger, which puts out 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. The available and fuel-efficient in-line 4-cylinder hybrid engine doesn’t compromise on power despite its exceptional MPG ratings.

You’ll still get 143 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque. You won’t have to worry about constantly stopping for gas either because all of the hybrid trims of the 2022 Honda CR-V achieve an EPA-estimated 40 city/35 highway MPG rating.1

In the Mazda CX-5, the standard Skyactiv®-G 2.5 4-cylinder engine puts out 187 horsepower, which is slightly less than the output of the CR-V. The MPG ratings also don’t compare, as there’s no available hybrid engine offered. You’ll get only an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG.

Interior Cabin Space & Comfort

When you’re buying an SUV, you want to be sure there’s plenty of cabin space for you and your fellow riders, along with tons of cargo room. Now, we’ll head right inside and take a look at just how much room you can expect to find:

Honda CR-V


Mazda CX-5

39.2 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

(Behind Second Row)

30.9 cubic feet

75.8 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

(Behind First Row)

59.6 cubic feet

As you can see, the CR-V provides exceptionally more cargo volume than the Mazda CX-5, which means you’ll have an easier time transporting your luggage, groceries, sporting equipment, or even small furniture in the Honda CR-V.

The Verdict: Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5

While both these SUVs may be a decent choice for your commutes around the San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights, Texas, areas, it’s clear that the Honda CR-V outperforms the Mazda CX-5 in crucial categories, like performance features, MPG ratings, and interior cabin comfort.

Here at Northside Honda, we’re dedicated to providing you with a fun and informative car-buying experience. For more information or to schedule your test drive, give us a call or stop by our showroom today!

1 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.


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