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2021 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Honda CR-V


2021 Mazda CX-5


Standard Horsepower

Up to 28/34

EPA-Estimated MPG (City/Highway)

Up to 25/31
39.2 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space Behind 2nd Row

30.9 Cubic Feet
75.8 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space Behind 1st Row

59.6 Cubic Feet

Wireless Phone Charger

Not Available

Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate with Programmable Height

Not Available

Comparing 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5 puts two of the industry’s most popular crossover SUVs head to head. Each one provides its own fusion of roomy dimensions, top-tier technology, and engaging performance, but which one does it better? To answer that question, we’ve taken the time to compare CR-V vs. CX-5 on:

  • Power and MPG
  • Cargo Dimensions
  • Features

CR-V vs. CX-5: Power and MPG

The Mazda CX-5 makes up to 187 hp as standard vs. the entry-level Honda CR-V’s 190 hp. Despite that difference, the Honda is still able to deliver stronger peak efficiency scores.

You’ll make:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with the 2021 Honda CR-V 1.5T 2WD
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD.

CR-V vs. CX-5: Cargo Dimensions

Drivers who upgrade to the crossover SUV segment invariably look forward to having cargo dimensions able to swallow up everything they need to bring along, so it’s disappointing to see the CX-5 looking so cramped next to the exceptionally spacious CR-V.

Here’s how cargo dimensions measure up:

  • Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row: Up to 39.2 cubic feet in the latest CR-V vs. 30.9 cubic feet in the new CX-5.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row: Up to 75.8 cubic feet in the latest CR-V vs. 59.6 cubic feet in the new CX-5.

CR-V vs. CX-5: Features

While both the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 can provide a wealth of features, there are several sought-after amenities that you’ll only find with the Honda CR-V. Just a few examples include:

  • 12-Way Power Driver’s Seat with 4-Way Power Lumbar Support
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate with Programmable Height

The 2021 Honda CR-V Continues to Dominate the Compact Crossover Class

Whatever you’re looking for in a compact crossover SUV, the new Honda CR-V has you covered. Our team can help you pick out the perfect configuration, then take care of it for years to come at our state of the art servicing center. For any further advice or assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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