2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Honda CR-V

Mazda’s new compact crossover is turning a lot of heads, and for good reason. It possesses everything drivers look for in their crossovers: agile handling, a comfortable interior, and all the latest technology needed to make you feel as though you’re riding high in 2018. Competitors are clawing at its heels, however, so take a look at how it compares in a 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Honda HR-V matchup.

In the CX-5, which is a few hundred dollars less than the CR-V, performance is not something taken lightly. In fact, horsepower and torque while still maintaining pretty solid fuel efficiency. How do they do it? In the CX-5, they use a highly intelligent 2.5L inline-4 engine that allows it to perform in a way that most other brands can’t. Interested to learn more? Check out the specs and features below.

2018 Mazda CX-5 Touring


2018 Honda CR-V EX

$26,215 MSRP $26,950
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Interior of the 2018 CX-5

There are a few different reasons we think you should consider the CX-5 over the CR-V. First up is the Active Driving Display, which displays everything such as vehicle status, driving speed, navigation assistance, and much more up on the windshield in a transparent display. This makes it easier to concentrate on the road without worrying about having to glance down every once in awhile. With the MAZDA CONNECT advanced infotainment system, everything you need to enjoy yourself on the road is within easy reach and easy to navigate. Also adding to the convenience is a quiet cabin which allows you to hear the incredible sound quality of the available Bose® 10-speaker audio system. These speakers deliver amazing sound that hits you from all angles, meaning that your tunes will sound even better. Crank up the Taylor Swift and let yourself unwind.

You’ll have to excuse us if we sound less impressed with the CR-V. While it is certainly a worthwhile vehicle to consider when shopping for your compact crossover, it just doesn’t quite match up to everything offered by the 2018 CX-5. If you’d like to see Mazda’s compact crossover for yourself, get in touch with the team here at Hall Cars today or schedule a test drive right here on our website!

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white 2018 Mazda CX-3 parked in a lot