Compare 2016 Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V
2016 Mazda CX-5 2016 Honda CR-V
26 mpg Fuel Economy (city)1 26 mpg
  $21,795 MSRP 2 $23,845
  55.2 in. Front hip room 54.5 in.
  39.3 in. Rear leg Room 38.3 in.
  6-speed manual Transmission Continuously variable-speed automatic

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 Honda CR-V

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Mazda’s new Mazda CX-5 has made its first appearance in the LA auto show and is expected to be on roads in February 2017. It is a compact SUV and is designed with features from its predecessor Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-9. Mazda’s cars are trailblazers and beyond comparison. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 comes under Mazda’s “Soul of Motion” design. The new Mazda CX-5 is painted using a unique three layer paint technique which gives illusion of movement even when the car is standing still. Be it interior or exterior, the looks are just astonishing. Mazda CX-5 makes use of SKYACTIV®-Vehicle Dynamics which is new technology that makes it unique.

As we await the 2017 Mazda CX-5 release next spring, let’s compare its predecessor to another compact SUV heavyweight: the 2016 Honda CR-V.


The 2016 Mazda CX-5 has a SKYACTIV®-body structure which results in a lightweight vehicle, but this does not compromise with the safety at all. The Mazda CX-5 passenger section is designed and engineered with high quality steel which provides ultimate safety for riders. Mazda CX-5 is also equipped with enough airbags to provide complete safety in accidental situations.

Apart from these basic safety features, this car is equipped with the latest generation of ABS emergency braking system which increases the safety bar for this car. The Mazda CX-5 is big enough for a seating capacity of 5 compared to 4 in the Honda CR-V. The Mazda CX-5 has the average rating of 4.5 for crash testing, rollover testing, and side crash testing whereas the 2016 Honda CR-V only scores a 4.


Let’s take a look at the final comparison which is price and value. Both of these SUVs are very competitive in a lot of aspects, and price is not an exception. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 costs less compared to the 2016 Honda CR-V and provides a lot of extra features in terms of safety and security. The price spent on the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is worth paying and is certainly a great value for the money.

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Now it’s time for the final verdict between these two SUVs. With an overall look at safety and value for the money, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is a clear winner. Mazda costs less and provides a lot of extra features and promises. Test drive a Mazda CX-5 at our Indianapolis dealership today.

[1] EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.

[2] MSRP excludes taxes, title and license fees. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.