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2020 Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

2020 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V

2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation


2.4L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine
187 hp


190 hp
186 lb-ft of torque


180 lb-ft of torque
907 kg

Towing Capacity

680 kg

Drivers in need of a reliable and safe new SUV for each Burnaby commute should compare the 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V. Both are top contenders in the SUV lineup, with strong performance and innovative technology features, however, it’s the Mazda SUV that pulls ahead. Learn more with our Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V comparison at Freeway Mazda today and contact our team if you’re ready to get behind the wheel.

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V: Performance

Both models provide impressive specs for each trip out of Richmond. So should you choose the Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5? Compare the performance specs of each model below and decide for yourself:

  • Engine: The Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a 187-hp Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine 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.
  • Fuel Economy: The CR-V provides 9.05L/100km city/7.35L/100km highway, and the Mazda CX-5 offers 9.41L/100km city/7.59L/100km highway.*
  • Towing Capacity: You can tow more with the Mazda CX-5; it has a towing capacity of 907 kg vs. the CR-V at only 680 kg.

Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-5: Convenience & Comfort

Between the new Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V, you’ll find a plethora of interior comforts and conveniences. While both SUVs offer similar features like Bluetooth® connectivity and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, there are quite a few extra features that the Mazda CX-5 interior offers that are either unavailable on the CR-V or that come at an extra cost. These include:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Signaling exterior mirrors
  • Rearview camera
  • Available tow hitch receiver
  • Optional remote ignition
  • Optional fog lights
  • Extensive safety technology
  • Generous interior space

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V: Safety

Safety is important in a new family-friendly SUV, that’s why the Mazda CX-5 offers more than just the standard technology on the market. Though the Honda model offers Honda Sensing, which includes features such as lane departure warning and collision warning with automatic braking, drivers will need to upgrade to a higher trim level to get these. The Mazda CX-5 offers the following safety innovations:

  • Smart City Brake Support: Operating between 3.2 to 28.9 kph, this alert system warns you when you’re approaching a vehicle too quickly.
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring: Alerts you when a vehicle enters your blind zone.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert: Warns you of cars approaching from the side as you’re backing out of a parking space.

Explore the Mazda CX-5 at Freeway Mazda

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*EPA-estimated mileage ratings. Actual mileage will vary.

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