2019 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Honda CR-V LX 2WD

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Mazda CX-5


2019 Honda CR-V
187-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

184-hp 2.4L inline-4
25 mpg city/31 mpg highway*

Fuel Efficiency

26 mpg city/32 mpg highway
2,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring

Not Available on Base Trim

Starting Price


The 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V are both standout SUVs, offering Boulder drivers a fantastic balance of power and space. But Mazda takes crossovers to the next level with more towing capacity, more driver-assist features, and more powerful engine options than Honda. Explore the differences with the experts at Courtesy Mazda today!

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. CR-V: Performance

Performance is paramount when choosing a new SUV in Longmont, and the Mazda CX-5 pulls out all the stops to give you a stronger engine and more hauling power than Honda.

  • 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 2019 CR-V earns 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway, and the new Mazda CX-5 earns up to 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway.*
  • Towing Capacity: You can tow more with the Mazda CX-5: it has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. The CR-V manages just 1,500 pounds.
2019 Mazda CX-5 with AWD

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. CR-V: Safety Features

While Honda may have a suite of intelligent safety features known as Honda Sensing, it is not available on the entry-level CR-V. The base Mazda CX-5 starts at the same MRSP of $24,350** as Honda, yet Mazda makes the following safety features standard for Firestone drivers:

  • Smart City Brake Support – Maintain a safe distance between vehicles with this feature, which operates between 2 and 18 mph and stops you from speeding up behind traffic.
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring – Activate another pair of eyes in your blind zone, thanks to helpful alerts warning you of potential hazards.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert – Park with confidence as this alert notifies you of vehicles approaching from the side.
2019 Mazda CX-5 at a crosswalk

2019 CX-5 vs. CR-V: Reviews

Critics have long heralded both Mazda and Honda for putting popular, reliable vehicle on the road. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 reviews focus on the elevated experience this SUV provides, with Edmunds pointing out how the Mazda CX-5’s styling “makes rival midsize SUVs seem generic by comparison.”In regards to the Honda CR-V, Edmunds noted its “capable acceleration, composed handling, and confident highway manners,” but also emphasized how Loveland drivers should “skip the base LX model” in order to get the features you need.

Parked 2019 Mazda CX-5

Safety Features

Mazda vehicles are some of the safest on the road today, and that’s showcased by the i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of technologies. These features include active and passive safety technologies that can help you identify hazards, avoid collisions, and reduce an accident’s severity if one does happen. Driver Attention Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, and a Lane Departure Warning System are all a part of i-ACTIVSENSE®, along with many other features designed to keep you and your passengers safe. i-ACTIVSENSE® is only available on Mazda vehicles.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Safety Ratings:

  • Five-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA
  • IIHS 2019 Top Safety Pick+

The 2019 CR-V is not rated by the NHTSA as of May 2019, and it received a lesser Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.

Buy or Lease a 2019 Mazda CX-5 in Longmont!

When compared side by side, the Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V both bring a lot to the table, but Mazda gives you so much more right from the start. Test drive this stunning, capable SUV at Courtesy Mazda today, and take advantage of our current new vehicle specials to get into your new crossover for less!

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*EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.
**MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $1,045 destination charge (Alaska $1,090). Model shown priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary.

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