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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

red mazda cx5 compared to silver honda crv

If you're looking for an efficient, stylish, affordable, comfortable midsize crossover SUV, you shouldn't look much further than the 2018 Mazda CX-5. The Mazda CX-5 is the perfect definition of a midsize crossover as it sits right between two of the automaker's other crossovers. And yes, it encompasses all of the traits listed above.

But how does it compare to other similar vehicles? That is always a great question to ask when car shopping. We measure the quality and prestige of a vehicle by how well it stacks up with others in its class. Here, we are pitting the Mazda CX-5 against the 2018 Honda CR-V. For fairness' sake, we are comparing the base models of each crossover.

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2018 Mazda CX-5 Vs. 2018 Honda CR-V
$24,150 Starting MSRP $24,250
187-horsepower, 2.5-liter I4 Engine specs 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter I4
Standard Voice recognition technology Not available
Standard Blind spot monitoring system Not available

Test drive the 2018 Mazda CX-5 in Irvine CA

Though the vehicles are almost identically priced, the Mazda CX-5 comes with more standard options. Other features on the Mazda CX-5 that aren't available on the CR-V include forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and in-vehicle assistance. Seems like a no-brainer to go with the Mazda CX-doesn’t it? Both vehicles are similarly efficient, however. The Mazda CX-5 averages an EPA-estimated 31 highway and 25 city MPG whereas the CR-V is just a tad higher at 32 highway and 26 city. Performance-wise, it's pretty much a wash between these two crossovers.

Come on down to Tuttle-Click Mazda and check out the Mazda CX-5 with your own eyes. You can read about it all day, look at charts and pictures for hours, but if you're serious about buying a new crossover, wouldn't it be better to just come see it? And you can do more than see it. Schedule a test drive and take the 2018 Mazda CX-5 for a spin! We'll go over all of your remaining questions and get you set up with everything you need. Let's talk soon!


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