2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Honda CR-V | Milwaukee

The crossover SUV market is becoming more and more competitive. With great models coming from multiple manufacturers, it can be difficult to figure out which vehicle is right for you. Indeed, there are so many great crossovers and SUVs out there that it can be hard to know what all the options even are.

Today, we’ll look at the two exceptionally popular choices: the 2020 Honda CR-V and the 2020 Mazda CX-5. Which is better? Take a look.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD


2020 Honda CR-V EX AWD

$28,230 MSRP $29,060
2.5L 4-cyl Engine 1.5L turbo 4-cyl
187 hp / 186 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 190 hp / 179 lb-ft
FWD or AWD Drivetrain FWD or AWD
6-speed shiftable auto Transmission CVT
24/30/26 Fuel Economy 27/32/29

New Crossover SUV near Milwaukee

Superior Handling

The 2020 Honda CR-V isn’t a slouch. It’s easy to control and relatively responsive. But when it’s put next to the 2020 CX-5, it just doesn’t compare. Mazda is known for focusing on driver experience and excellent handling. The 2020 CX-5 keeps with that tradition. The CX-5 is exceptionally nimble. Facing a road of constant curves and hairpins? The CX-5 will thrive. On a straight stretch, the CX-5 is just as engaging. With the available 250-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the 2020 CX-5 outclasses every crossover SUV in its price range.

Multiple Accolades

Mazda was named the best automaker of 2020 by US News and World Report. This is the fifth consecutive time Mazda has been given the title. Likewise, the CX-5 was named the best crossover of 2019 and 2020 in Car and Driver’s “10Best” list. These are just a couple of awards that have been bestowed upon Mazda and the CX-5 by trusted, unaffiliated organizations.

Words on a page are a poor substitute for experience. Come test drive the 2020 Mazda CX-5 for yourself.