2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Honda CR-V

Compromise is good. When you have two options and neither work, choosing something in the middle works best. That's the mantra of crossover models. Working between compact and full-size SUVs, crossovers blend the fuel economy and handling of a compact SUV with the power and cargo and carrying capacity of larger SUV models. Which 2 crossovers are we looking at today? We have the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Honda CR-V.

The 2018 Honda CR-V is a carryover from its 2018 model. However, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 has included numerous new features, a few spec updates, and more than a few technology upgrades for the new year. The question is, is that enough to beat the 2018 CR-V? Let's take a look at this interesting matchup.

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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Honda CR-V
187 hp 186 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 184 hp / 180 lb-ft
14.8 gal.
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 gal.
28 MPG Combined Fuel Economy 28 MPG
$24,150 MSRP $24,150

2018 Mazda CX-5 Rochester, NY

Wow, even more than usual, this is a close competition. The 2018 Honda CR-V puts up a spectacular fight, matching the 2018 Mazda CX-5 at most turns. However, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 manages to slightly triumph through at a few points. Now, this isn't a mark against the wonderful engineering of Honda, but simply a proud display of Mazda's pride and drive for creating excellent and superior vehicle models. Additionally, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 comes equipped with these helpful features:

  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System
  • i-ACTIV AWD®
  • SKYACTIV®-G Engine Cylinder Deactivation
  • Bose® 10-Speaker Audio Sound System
  • Dual-Zone Climate Control
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Power Rear Liftgate
  • And more!

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is a brand-new addition to the market and is already making waves. You can find the 2018 Mazda CX-5 available for purchase here at Marketplace Mazda along with the rest of Mazda's current catalog. Simply browse our inventory in person or online. Our sales team can assist you over the phone or on location. Marketplace Mazda is located in Rochester, New York within Monroe County.

2018 Mazda CX-5 front seat steering and transmission
2018 Mazda CX-5 back row seating
2018 Mazda CX-5 trunk open and filled
2018 Mazda CX-5 infotainment and music knob near transmission

2018 Mazda3 Sedan parked in open park area
2018 Mazda CX-3 in black showroom