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  • Mon - Sat9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sun11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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2019 mazda cx-5 blue model

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 honda cr-v grey model

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

187-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

184-hp 2.4L inline-4
25 mpg city/31 mpg highway

Fuel Efficiency

26 mpg city/32 mpg highway
2,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring

Not Available on Base Trim

Starting Price


When looking for affordable compact SUVs with front-wheel drive, plenty of cargo space, and roomy rear seats, the Honda CR-V and 2019 Mazda CX-5 are often pitted against each other. At higher trim levels, both offer modern perks like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity to help keep you entertained and connected on Escondido roads. But there are a lot of Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V differences: the 2019 Mazda CX-5 has a stronger engine, a higher towing capacity, and more standard driver-assist features than the Honda CR-V. Find out why the roomy Mazda CX-5 is the ideal ride for San Marcos drivers in our Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V comparison below!

CX-5 vs. CR-V: Performance

How do these two compact SUVs perform? Compare their specs below to see which is best for your Vista drives:

  • Engine: 
    • The Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a 187-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with cylinder deactivation that’s rated at 186 lb-ft of torque.
    • The Honda CR-V is equipped with a 184-hp 2.4L inline-4 rated at 180 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmission
    • The Mazda CX-5 has a 6-speed shiftable automatic.
    • The Honda CR-V has a comparable Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic.
  • Fuel Economy:
    • The Mazda CX-5 earns 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway.
    • The CR-V earns 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
  • Towing Capacity: 
    • The Mazda CX-5 has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.
    • The CR-V manages just 1,500 pounds.

If you’d like a more efficient ride, compare the Mazda CX-3 vs. Subaru Crosstrek and discover where our SUV wins out!

CX-5 vs. CR-V: Safety Features

At the base trim, the 2019 Honda CR-V LX is missing Honda Sensing®, the company’s innovative safety technology. You’ll have to upgrade to the CR-V EX to get those advanced safety features, like Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). With that said, the base trim of the Mazda CX-5 comes with several advanced safety measures, like the following:

  • Smart City Brake Support – Operates between 2 and 18 mph, and warns you when you’re approaching a vehicle too quickly on Carlsbad roads.
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring – Alerts you when a vehicle enters your blind zone.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert – Notifies you of vehicles approaching from the side as you’re backing out of a parking space.

Check out the Mazda CX-5 safety ratings to learn more!

Buy or Lease a New CX-5 at Mazda of Escondido in Escondido!

Now that we’re at the end of our Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5 comparison, we can confidently say that the colorful Mazda SUV is the more powerful and safer crossover SUV. Want to know more about the Mazda CX-5 features and specs, like the benefits of the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system? Schedule a test drive, and come experience the Mazda CX-5 and its trim levels—Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring—for yourself!

*Starting at $24,350 MSRP plus $1,045 destination charge (Alaska $1,090) for 2019 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD models. MSRP excludes taxes, title and license fees. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.

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1560 Auto Park Way • Escondido, CA 92029

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Mazda of Escondido 33.1174397, -117.1069548.