2023 MAZDA CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V

2023 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2022 Honda CR-V
2023 MAZDA CX-5


2023 Honda CR-V

Trim Levels

186-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

190-hp 1.5L inline-4

Maximum Horsepower

24 mpg city/31 mpg highway*

Fuel Economy Ratings

28 mpg city/34 mpg highway
2,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds
Standard on all packages

Blind Spot Monitoring




Is it time to bring something new to your commute in Mentor? There are two great vehicles that a lot of Cleveland drivers have relied on in recent years: the Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V. Which of these vehicles is best for you? The Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V comparison gives props to the Mazda for more max HP, more towing, and more trim levels. Mazda of Bedford is proud to show you our innovative financing solutions as well!



MAZDA CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V: Performance

If you’re looking to upgrade your SUV, the performance of your vehicle is essential. Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5, which is better? While the Honda offers slightly better specs in the base trim, there’s no way to upgrade if you’re using the Honda CR-V. However, the Mazda gives you the chance to upgrade to a 227 hp engine with eight trim levels in total. Here’s the comparison of the performance stats for each:


  • MAZDA CX-5: 186-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine rated at 186 lb-ft of torque
  • Honda CR-V: 190-hp 1.5L inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 179 lb-ft of torque

Fuel Economy:

  • MAZDA CX-5: 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway*
  • Honda CR-V: 28 mpg city/34 mpg highway

Towing Capacity: 

  • MAZDA CX-5: 2,000 pounds
  • Honda CR-V: 1,500 pounds

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V: Safety Features

Performance isn’t the only thing that makes these two vehicles such great choices. The Mazda CX-5 separates itself from the pack by offering these exclusive safety features:

  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • 360º View Monitor
  • Driver Attention Alert

Honda CR-V & MAZDA CX-5 Edmunds Reviews

You don’t have to take our word for it when we say the Mazda CX-5 is a smash hit. Check out the 2023 Mazda CX-5 Edmunds review, where they had the following comments regarding this advanced SUV: “The Mazda CX-5 is impressive from the moment you lay eyes on the expressive, sharklike nose. The good vibes continue when you take a seat inside and see the beautifully constructed cabin that puts all other vehicles in this class to shame. Few crossovers offer a sense of adventure, but you get it with the Mazda CX-5.

Although the 2023 Honda CR-V Edmunds review had a bunch of highlights, here’s a more sober note regarding the CR-V: “We like the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine in the current CR-V. While it doesn’t offer thrilling performance, acceleration is quick enough for this kind of vehicle. Unfortunately, today’s CR-V Hybrid is quite a bit slower than the standard version, and a long-term test of a 2021 CR-V Hybrid revealed that its fuel economy was nearly the same as with a non-hybrid.”

Find Your MAZDA with Us

If you’re ready to start the conversation regarding your Mazda CX-5 options, Mazda of Bedford has a great team that’s ready to help you out. Contact us today on our convenient online web form and someone from our team will reach out to you.


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