Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V Indianapolis

Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V Indianapolis

Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda

Best of SUVs

Upgrading your car to an SUV is a smart decision. You’ll be driving a larger vehicle that gives you the room and cargo space you need for yourself, your family and everyone’s hobbies. The question is, with so many top-rated SUVs available, how do you know which one is the right one for you? At Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda we’re excited to put the Mazda CX-5 Signature to the test against its competition, the Honda CR-V Touring, both the top of the line in each brand.

Under the Hood Details

Both SUVs are sporty forces to be reckoned with, but there are engine differences that may impress you one way over the other. The Mazda CX-5 sports a SKYACTIV®-G1 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT with a boosted horsepower of 227 and 310 lb-ft of torque making this SUV a real sharp and speedy ride. By comparison, the Honda CR-V has a turbocharged 4-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine with only 190 horsepower and 179-lb-ft of torque. Honda has good tech specs, but Mazda has its SKYACTIV- VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control Plus that makes driving seamless instead of rigid. If you’re looking for a sports car engine in an SUV, then the CX-5 has what you’re seeking.

Music to Your Ears

You’ll be spending hours in your new SUV, so it’s important that your next vehicle has the interior comforts that will make you ride in style and comfort. The Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V can both seat five passengers with ample room for cargo space, so you won’t have to compromise there. Music is a key comfort that can transform a dull and quiet cabin in a vibrant party on the go. The Mazda CX-5 has 10 Bose speakers that will make your playlists and podcast sound smooth and soothing to your ears. The Honda CR-V comes in close with its 9-speaker system, but it’s hard to compete against the music master that is Bose. You can test out the 10-speaker Bose system for yourself when you schedule your test drive.

Unique Features

Everyone wants to stay connected on the go and Mazda makes is more convenient than Honda with four USB ports throughout the CX-5, two in the front and two in the rear, so no one has to take turns using chargers unlike passengers in the CR-V who only have two USB ports to fight over. Both SUVs have a 7-inch touchscreen to access your Apple or Android devices, but only the Mazda lets you connect to your favorite radio stations on Pandora. Sometimes you want to hit shuffle on your favorite stations and not mess with selecting and choosing the next song to sing your heart out to.

Time to Decide

There’s a case to be made for both the Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V, but if you know that you want an SUV that has the style and features of a sports car, then the CX-5 is what you want and need. Your drives will be smoother, you’ll be the envy of your friends, and you’ll be driving a superior SUV.

Take it for a spin today around cool local sights, like the Indianapolis Zoo!

New Mazda Vehicles

New CX-5 Indianapolis

Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda has the perfect new CX-5 model for you. Find it right here, along with unparalleled value.

New CX-5


Pre-Owned Mazda Indianapolis

A premium lineup of vehicles like Mazda is always in high demand. That’s why we also carry an exciting selection of pre-owned models from which to choose.

Pre-Owned Mazda


Incentives and Rebates

Why not enjoy your CX-5 along with the Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda discount? You can have your cake and eat it, too.


Experience the Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda Difference

Buying a vehicle is a special experience, and we strive to make it that way each and every time we welcome you to our dealership. We understand that this isn’t something our customers do every day, which is why we treat every interaction with the respect and patience that it deserves. Ray Skillman has served the Indianapolis-area market for decades because we believe that the community and its people supersede any expectations set by a corporation. This is your community. This is our community. When you are shopping for a new or used vehicle like the CX-5, you expect the experience to match the promise, which is why we are open and transparent every step of the way. We employ non-commissioned Product Specialists to assist you in finding the perfect vehicle. Their primary objective is to put you in a vehicle that suits your needs, as well as your personal style. They are highly trained in the technology and specifications of our vehicles, not on high-pressure sales tactics. This unique approach, along with our continued commitment to excellent customer service, sets us apart from mainstream dealerships.

Below, you will find more information about the new CX-5. We hope that you’ll contact us, and allow us the opportunity to show you why buying from the team at Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda is simply the easiest and best decision you can make when shopping for your next vehicle.

Ray Skillman Mazda CX-5

There’s more to a vehicle demonstration than picking out colors and taking a test drive. At Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda, we want you to know everything that’s important to YOU in your next new car. The CX-5 is uniquely positioned in the Indianapolis market to satisfy the needs of drivers everywhere. The CX-5 has the proper mixture of strong performance and advanced versatility that’s appealing to drivers in the Indianapolis area. Our team is here to make sure you’re aware of every feature, tip, and maintenance best practice because we take pride in delivering the ultimate shopping experience for our customers. Watch this video to get your engine revving for your new CX-5, and then let Ray Skillman take care of the rest.

Attention to detail is important to us. You won’t miss a thing when you shop at Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda.

We know you have many options when it comes to car dealers in the Indianapolis area. Our hope is that you will give us the first opportunity to earn your business because of the tremendous experience, great pricing, exciting CX-5 selection, and our commitment to making your buying experience the most positive one you’ve ever had when shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle. We stand behind the ideal of delivering the type of respectful engagement that the people of Indianapolis deserve. If you give us the first opportunity, you’ll see why our customers come back time and time again.


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Some dealerships take pride in their sales numbers. Others point to their P&L statements to determine their success. At Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda, the most important indicator of whether or not we’re successfully achieving our goals is when YOU are overwhelmed by our outstanding customer experience. It goes beyond satisfaction. We want you to be ecstatic with the way you were treated and impressed with how easy it was to get the best deal in Indiana. Your opinion is the one that matters to us at Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda. It’s what drives our success.

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Your Mazda Shopping Experience

We hope we’ve answered most of your questions about why you should consider Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda as your first choice when shopping for a new or pre-owned Mazda model. If you are ready to learn more, please contact us through your preferred method of communication and ask us anything you’d like to know. If you’re ready to schedule your test drive, please use the form below. At Ray Skillman Northeast Mazda, you control your shopping experience. We’re here to help facilitate and to be your personal automotive experts.

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