2019 HONDA CRV or 2019 MAZDA CX5: Which one is best?

2019 HONDA CRV or 2019 MAZDA CX5: Which one is best?

Searching for the best compact SUV cars like 2019 Honda CR-V and Mazda cx-5 then compare cars and find which one is better for you. Then go ahead and read on the blog.

Car Comparison tool helps you to get an in-depth differentiation  of 2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Mazda CX-5

Similarities of Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5

  • Both the cars have Android Auto and Apple Car compatibility
  • Both Honda CR-V & CX-5 are IIHS certified Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ respectively.

Engine Specifications of Honda CR-V & Mazda CX5

2019 Honda CR-V


2019 Mazda CX-5


Pricing $24,450 $24,350
Engine 184-hp(2.4-ltr, I-4 -regular gas) 187-hp, (2.5-ltr, I-4 regular gas)
Transmission 2 -speed CVT w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD & auto-manual
Drivetrain fwd fwd
Seats 5 5
Consumer Rating 4.7 star 4.9 star

Fuel Economy

2019 Honda CR-V


2019 Mazda CX-5


Combined MPG 28 28
City MPG 26 25
Highway MPG 32 31


2019 Honda CR-V


2019 Mazda CX-5


Wheelbase 104.7 inches 106.2 Inches
Turning Radius 18.7 Feet 18.0 Feet
Horsepower 184 hp @ 6,400 rpm 187 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity

14.0 gallons 14.8 gallons
Curb Weight 3,307 pound 3,541 pound
Front Legroom 41.3 inches 41.0 inches
Front Hip Room 55.1 inches 55.2 inches
Maximum Luggage Volume  

75.8 cu.ft.

59.6 cu.ft.
Maximum Trailer Weight 1,500 lbs 2,000 lbs.



When it comes to providing safety features, Honda CR-V offers driver alert to monitor the driver’s sleepiness and suggest taking a break thus avoiding road accidents whereas CR-5 doesn’t provide this feature.

CR-V has a plastic fuel tank which decreases the possibility of fire whereas Mazda CX-5 provides a metal gas tank which is more to fire explosions.


Initially, in 2018, CR-V was ranked third amongst the compact SUVs and CX-5 was ranked in the top three in its category.


CR-V has larger tires as compared to CX-5 as larger tires provides better traction.


CR-V comes with a free-maintenance free battery provding the long life of battery and water level need to be checked constantly to prevent damage.


Honda CR-V has a starting price of $25,500 with additional destination fees of $995. If you need an al wheel-drive then you have to pay an extra amount of $1,400. For CR-V touring with all-wheel drive, you have to pay $35,500 additionally.

2019 Mazda CX-5 is a cheaper car as compared to Honda CR-V which comes in three trim levels: Grand touring, sports and touring. It’s offers a starting price of $25,500 for front-wheel drive, All wheel drive require additional charges of $1,300on all trim levels and the top grand model costs $31,000.

According to consumer publications, Honda CR-V is the perfect compact SUVs for families as per satisfactory reviews as compared to Mazda CX-5.

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