When you shop for a crossover, you get the best of both worlds. You’ll find the powerful performance SUVs are known for while getting the sleek and compact appearance of a sedan. Plus, there are so many amazing choices available to you!
If you’re ready to find your own crossover SUV, we’re happy to help you with the research. That’s why our team at Braman Honda has put the 2023 Honda CR-V and the 2023 Mazda CX-5 to the test. Ready to see which crossover can enhance your drives around Miami, Doral, or Hialeah? Keep reading to see the battle of the century.
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When you hop behind the wheel, you can feel the power thrumming beneath your feet. SUVs like the CR-V and the CX-5 are known for their powerful engines, but which one has the kind of power you crave? Let’s dive deep to find out.
Both the 2023 Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX- 5 have a lot of power under the hood. In fact, they both have a reliable 4-cylinder engine on their base trims.
On the 2023 Honda CR-V, the inline 4-cylinder engine puts out 190 horsepower. As for the Mazda CX-5, you’ll find the Skyactiv®-G 2.5 DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine that provides 187 horsepower.
With the Honda CR-V, the available Real Time AWD (All-Wheel Drive) with Intelligent Control System™ will improve your traction on all types of adventures. While i-ACTIV AWD® is standard on the Mazda CX-5, there’s no drive select system like the Honda’s 3-Mode Drive System.
In addition, the Honda CR-V comes standard with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which will provide smoother rides than the Mazda CX-5 model’s 6-speed automatic transmission.
From road trips to everyday commutes, you use your car a lot. Whether you’re traveling near or far, you’ll want a model that makes the best use of your fuel. So, which one of these SUVs is more efficient? We’re here to find out.
Whether you’re driving through the city during rush hour or flying down the turnpike on a road trip, you’ll want to have amazing fuel economy. With these crossovers, this is most definitely the case.
Honda CR-V (on all 2WD trims)
|EPA- estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG*||EPA-estimated MPG||EPA-estimated 24 city/30 highway MPG|
In addition to the high fuel economy on the Honda CR-V EX and EX-L trims, you’ll also find impressive efficiency with the Sport Hybrid and Sport Touring Hybrid models. Along with gas mileage that keeps you away from the pump, these models have 204-horsepower hybrid powertrain!
While the Mazda CX-5 has impressive specs, it doesn’t have a hybrid model to compete.
The insides of the Honda and the Mazda are rather similar with plenty of room for you and your passengers to stretch out. However, every inch matters when you have a long road trip ahead.
With 103.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, the Honda CR-V offers a lot of space for passengers. When you break it down to a molecular level, the Mazda CX-5 keeps up well. However, when you consider interior amenities, the Honda takes the cake with these standard features:
The Mazda CX-5, on the other hand, offers similar creature comforts; however, you’ll need to choose a higher trim level to enjoy them.
When it comes to cargo space, that’s where you’ll find the biggest difference:
|39.3 cubic feet||Rear seat upright||30.8 cubic feet|
|76.5 cubic feet||Rear seat folded down||59.3 cubic feet|
With up to 76.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, the Honda CR-V provides plenty of room for your bags, adventure equipment, and more.
Ready to get behind the wheel of your next crossover SUV? If so, we hope this 2023 Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5 comparison has helped you find your favorite.
Contact us today at Braman Honda if you have any questions or want to learn more. We can’t wait to see you cruising the streets of Miami, Doral, and Hialeah in style.
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*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX and EX-L trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX and EX-L trims. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.