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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



Up to 28/34*

EPA-Estimated City/Highway MPG

Up to 25/31
75.8 Cubic Feet

Maximum Cargo Space

59.6 Cubic Feet
40.1 Inches

Front Headroom

39.7 Inches

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

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Wireless Phone Charger

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The Honda CR-V remains one of the industry’s most popular models and a class-leader in the compact crossover SUV segment. If you want to see why, all you need to do is compare the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5. You’ll find the Honda outpaces rival models like the CX-5 in every way that matters to crossover drivers.

Here’s how they measure up on:

  • Power and Efficiency Specs
  • Cargo and Passenger Space
  • Features

CR-V vs. CX-5: Power and Efficiency Specs

The Honda CR-V leverages world-class engineering to deliver an exceptional blend of power and efficiency. You’ll make:

  • Up to 190 hp.
  • 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.

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 only ever manages:

  • Up to 187 hp.
  • 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 and Passenger Space

It doesn’t matter if you want plenty of space to stretch out and relax or room for everything you could wish to bring along for the ride, the CR-V consistently offers more generous dimensions than the CX-5.

  • Standard Cargo Space: Up to 39.2 cubic feet behind the 2nd row of the CR-V vs. 30.9 cubic feet in the CX-5.
  • Available Cargo Space: Up to 75.8 cubic feet behind the 1st row of the CR-V vs. 59.6 cubic feet in the CX-5.
  • Front Headroom: Up to 40.1 inches in the CR-V vs. 39.7 inches in the CX-5.
  • Front Legroom: Up to 41.3 inches in the CR-V vs. 41.0 inches in the CX-5.

CR-V vs. CX-5: Features

Anyone who has owned a Honda knows that everything from a subcompact like the Honda Fit to a pickup like the Honda Ridgeline delivers premium features. That certainly holds true when you compare the CR-V against the CX-5. Of the two, only the Honda offers:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Speed Sensitive Volume Compensation 
  • 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 Utterly Outclasses the 2021 Mazda CX-5

Whatever you’re looking for in a crossover SUV, you can count on the Honda CR-V ticking that box harder than the Mazda CX-5. To find out more or arrange a test drive, simply get in touch with Victory Honda of Plymouth today.


*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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