Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5

2019 Honda CR-V

As you search for a new crossover SUV, you will see a variety of options on the market. Two models in particular, the 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Mazda CX-5, continue to get high praise among its class for their performance, cabins, and style.

What separates the Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5, though, may help you decide which of these models is the vehicle you want to cruise around Santa Ana, Tustin, and Rancho Santa Margarita in. Take a look at the comparison our team here at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine made of these two models below.

Make Your Friends Happy with a Spacious Ride

The benefit of driving a crossover SUV instead of a sedan is the extra interior space for both passengers and cargo. Each of these vehicles has room to sit five people, but the Honda CR-V will provide each passenger with more personal space.

The front seats in the 2019 CR-V have 40.1 inches of headroom and 41.3 inches of legroom. In the Mazda CX-5, there are 39.7 inches of headroom and 41 inches of legroom up front.

The rear seats of the Honda CR-V are also more spacious with 39.2 inches of headroom and 40.4 inches of legroom. The second row of the 2019 CX-5 supplies the rear passengers with just 39 inches of headroom and 39.6 inches of legroom.

Fit More Than Just Groceries in the Back of Your Vehicle

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Another benefit of the 2019 Honda CR-V is the abundance of cargo volume it has on top of its spacious ride for passengers. Behind the back row, there is 39.2 cubic feet of cargo volume in the 2019 CR-V. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 only has 30.9 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row.

Each vehicle will allow you to fold the back seats down to use more of the interior space for cargo. However, the CR-V will be able to carry larger items of various shapes with up to 75.8 cubic feet of cargo volume. At its maximum, the CX-5 can give you 59.6 cubic feet of volume for cargo.

Which Model Conserves Fuel the Best?

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Both models are powered by a 4-cylinder engine and come with an available turbo engine as well. In terms of performance, we wanted to take a closer look at the fuel economy of the Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5. These days, this is a huge factor in deciding which car to get.

The 2019 CX-5 will do a good job at conserving fuel with an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG. Meanwhile, the 2019 Honda CR-V will allow you to make each gallon of gas last longer with up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG with the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims.* With its fuel-efficient performance, you’ll spend less time finding a gas station and more time driving in the CR-V!

Picking Between the Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5

Both of these models are at the top of their class thanks to their overall performance and advanced features. Seeing the extra space and improved fuel economy of the 2019 Honda CR-V, though, may have you interested in getting inside this SUV for your commute around Santa Ana, Tustin, and Rancho Santa Margarita.

Here at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine, we have new CR-V models that you can buy or lease. Contact us today to schedule a test drive of the 2019 CR-V and learn more about our inventory!


* 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trim. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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