Falling in between the CX-3 and CX-9, the Mazda CX-5 is a generously sized compact crossover SUV. Keeping in line with the brand’s legacy, the CX-5 is fitted with an upscale cabin that goes well with the subtle and futuristic exterior design. Not to forget the potent powertrain options that customers can opt for. The going gets tough in the ever-competitive compact crossover segment with some capable competitors such as the Honda CR-V. Let’s have a look at how the CX-5 stands apart from the Honda CR-V.
For the 2021 model year, the Mazda CX-5 gets an updated infotainment system with a 10.3-inch touchscreen display, replacing the smaller 7.0-inch display offered in the previous model year version. This updated system sports a new Mazda Connect Interface, Mazda Connected Services that entails features like Wi-Fi Hotspot, and remote access through a smartphone app, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Mazda has also added a new Carbon Edition equipped with unique Polymetal Gray paint and red upholstery. Interested in the 2021 Mazda CX-5? We at Metro Mazda of Mesquite can assist you with your entire purchasing process. Check out our online inventory to see our current selection of 2021 Mazda CX-5 models. You can also contact us to schedule a test drive, or for any other queries.
2021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Honda CR-V
|2.5-liter Inline-Four Cylinder
||1.5-liter Turbocharged Inline-Four Cylinder|
|187 hp / 186 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||190 hp / 179 ft-lbs.|
|30.9 cu. ft.
||Cargo Capacity (cu. ft.)
||39.2 cu. ft.|
|25 / 31 / 28
||MPG (City / Highway / Combined)
||28 / 34 / 30|
The Honda CR-V has a higher horsepower output than the Mazda CX-5. However, the Mazda CX-5 also offers another powertrain – a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. This results in flexibility for customers to choose the amount of power that they are looking for. Also, the six-speed shiftable automatic transmission offered in the Mazda CX-5 offers a more engaging ride compared to the continuously variable transmission (CVT) offered in the Honda CR-V.
Talking about interiors and features, the Mazda CX-5 masks its competition thanks to an upscale cabin design that is guaranteed to satisfy a customer’s expectations. Additionally, the Mazda CX-5 offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi Hotspot, and HD Radio as standard features, while these features are offered as optional for the Honda CR-V. The Mazda CX-5 also offers an impressive list of safety features coupled with good safety scores making it a better option of the two.