2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Mazda CX-5

There are plenty of items to consider when you’re getting ready to purchase a brand-new vehicle. If space is something you’ve been wanting, but you’re not exactly sold on a minivan, an SUV might be just what you’re looking for. Now that it’s 2017, the SUV segment has taken off and become one of the more popular choices for singles and larger families alike. Because there’s so much versatility within the segment itself, there’s surely something for everyone.

Honda and Mazda are two of the auto world’s most popular brands, and it’s apparent why as we look at the models in their lineups. If you’re curious how two of the brands’ models - the 2017 Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 - stack up against each other, we’re here to help. We’ve compared a few of the models’ most notable features to give you a better idea of which vehicle can work better for you.

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2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Mazda CX-5
2.4-Liter Inline 4 Base Engine 2.0-Liter Inline 4
185 Horsepower Engine Output 155 Horsepower
37.2 cu.ft. Cargo Capacity 34.1 cu.ft.
Standard Bluetooth Standard

Engine output, cargo space and technology

The models offer different base engines, and there’s also a slightly different output of power from each. The Honda CR-V’s 2.4-liter Inline 4 provides drivers with about 185 horsepower without breaking a sweat, while the Mazda’s 2.0-Liter engine produces 155. While that isn’t a big difference, those who want to harness as much power as possible might want to go with the Honda.

In terms of cargo capacity, the Honda also offers a bit more space. There is also more interior space within the vehicle. Where the Mazda CX-5 truly shines is in the area of technology. Though both models offer standard Bluetooth, the Mazda provides standard keyless ignition - a feature that has just recently been making its way into more models.

2017 Honda CR-V red exterior
2017 Honda CR-V interior
2017 Mazda CX-5 interior seating
2017 Mazda CX-5 exterior rear

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