2019 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

2019 Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

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2019 Honda CR-V


2019 Mazda CX-5


Active Noise Cancellation



Brake Assist





26 mpg• on base LX trim with CVT transmission

City MPG

25 mpg

32 mpg• on base LX with CVT transmission

Highway MPG

31 mpg

2.4L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine

Base Engine

SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder
with Cylinder Deactivation

CR-V vs. CX-5

Compare the 2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5 and both are shown to be family-friendly vehicle options. Yet, taking a closer look at these models will show the Honda CR-V includes more safety features. Find out how else the CR-V takes the lead in our CR-V vs. CX-5 comparison.

Honda vs. Mazda: Performance

The 2019 Honda CR-V boasts a powerful 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine and the 2019 Mazda CX-5 features a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation. While both vehicles offer some impressive engines, the CR-V engine sports better fuel efficiency, reaching up to an EPA estimated 26/32 mpg* city/highway on the base LX trim with a CVT transmission. The CX-5 tops out with a lesser 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.

Honda vs. Mazda: Interior Features

Looking at the Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5 interiors, both prove they are well-equipped compact SUVs, including features like USB ports and a rearview camera. In order to find the model that's right for you, you'll want to see which features are unique to each vehicle.

2019 Honda CR-V:

  • Active Noise Cancellation™ (ANC)
  • 7-inch Display Audio Touch-Screen
  • Easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seating
  • Available HomeLink® Remote System
  • Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Available 12-way power driver's seat including 4-way power lumbar support and memory function
  • Available heated steering wheel

2019 Mazda CX-5:

  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System
  • push button start
  • 6-way manual adjustable driver's seat
  • 40/20/40 split one-touch fold-down
  • Reclining rear seatback
  • Cloth-trimmed seats

Honda vs. Mazda: Safety

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Hill Start Assist, and Blind Spot Information System can be found on both the Honda and Mazda models, but the Honda CR-V also includes Honda Sensing®. In the Honda Sensing® safety suite, drivers enjoy peace of mind a variety of cutting-edge safety technologies, like:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Brake Assist

You can't find the Honda Sensing® safety features on the Mazda CX-5.

Learn More at Honda City

Find the model that's right for you and your driving needs, like the CR-V LX or the CR-V EX, then make your way to Honda City near Cicero to test drive the new Honda CR-V. You can even check out other comparisons like the Honda CR-V vs. Nissan Rogue. Explore all the standard on optional features of the CR-V lineup, including Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™, to create a custom SUV with the features you want!

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*26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 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.