The mid-size SUV segment is swanked with cars from all over the world and this makes the competition ripe. But there are only a few vehicles that make it to the top of the list, the Mazda CX-5 is one of them. With a design language that far exceeds what its competition has to offer, the CX-5 stands in a league of its own. That said, competition is not far away with competitors like the Honda CR-V. Let’s have a look at what makes the 2022 CX-5 a better option of the two.
The 2022 Mazda CX-5 receives a set of interesting updates such as a reworked exterior, upgraded seats, and retuned suspension, to name some of them. The 2022 CX-5 will be available in five trims – Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Turbo, and Signature. Interested in the 2022 CX-5? Contact us today to schedule a test drive.
2022 Mazda CX-5
2022 Honda CR-V
|2.5-liter Inline-Four Cylinder
||1.5-liter Turbocharged Inline-Four Cylinder|
|187 hp / 186 lb. -ft.
||Horsepower / Torque
||190 hp / 179 lb. -ft.|
|30.9 cu. ft.
||Cargo Space (cubic feet)
||39.2 cu. ft.|
The Honda CR-V’s base engine has a better horsepower output when compared to the CX-5. That said, the CX-5’s torque output is better. Not to forget, the CX-5 offers another 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powertrain that produces up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque giving it a huge leg-up in the competition.
Coming to the interiors, the CX-5 is clad with high-quality materials all around. While the base trim comes with cloth upholstered seats, the higher trims are draped with leather upholstery along with power-adjustable front seats and heated and ventilated functions. The same can be said about the CR-V. However, the overall build quality CX-5 surpasses that of the CR-V putting it a step above the rest. As far as the features are concerned, every trim of the CX-5 is equipped with a 10.3-inch infotainment system that comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, and Mazda Connected Services. On the other hand, the CR-V’s base trim is void of important features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, its five-inch touchscreen display in the base trim and the seven-inch screen on the other trims do not come anywhere close to what is offered in the CX-5.
With an impressive list of safety features like Lane Departure Warning System with Lane-keep Assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Hill Launch Assist, to name some of them, the CX-5 is a whole rounded SUV in all aspects. This makes it a more fitting option.