The Mazda CX-5 Is a Clear Winner Against Honda’s CR-V

July 21st, 2022 by

Luxury Makes the Mazda Stand Out!

Here at McDonald Mazda North, we love and stand behind the Mazda brand. While other cars may try to compete, they simply don’t (in our opinion!) compare. Take, for example, the Honda CR-V, and compare it to the Mazda CX-5. While they’re both perfectly suitable compact SUVs, we believe the Mazda is superior. Let’s take a closer look at why that is.


We’re going to start by looking at some of the optional engines available on each model. Mazda utilizes its Skyactiv-G 2.5 T engine in this model. Thanks to the Dynamic Pressure Turbo System, this engine has a horsepower of 250 and 320 lb-ft of torque. The Honda is less impressive, with a horsepower of 212 and 232 lb-ft of torque on the Hybrid trim level. 

Standard AWD

All-wheel-drive is standard for all trim levels of the 2022 CX-5, but is optional on the CR-V. This standard feature is great for all-weather traction, which is especially helpful when dealing with all of the snow we get in Colorado. Beyond that, AWD improves handling, which in turn makes the Mazda even more fun to drive! This is especially true when compared with other SUVs, such as the Honda.


The interior styling of the Mazda CX-5 is more elegant than that of the Honda CR-V. This is no surprise considering Mazda’s Kodo design philosophy, which emphasizes refined elegance and connection between the car and driver. The materials used are high-quality and the layout makes the driver experience easy and comfortable. The Honda’s interior is adequate, but Mazda aims higher than simple adequacy and creates an elevated experience that you aren’t likely to find elsewhere.


When it comes to infotainment, the CX-5 takes the lead. This model contains a standard 10.3-inch touchscreen that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The CX-5 even offers an optional Bose system. Honda’s base-level models do not offer these features. While they are not entirely necessary, they make for a better experience overall. 

If you’re looking for a car that’s a step above the competition, the Mazda CX-5 is the one for you. Mazda offers a more luxurious experience than the Honda CR-V, without the luxury price tag. 

Interested in the CX-5 or other Mazda models? Stop by McDonald Mazda North or schedule a test drive. We look forward to helping you with all of your Mazda needs.

Posted in Comparisons