2016 Honda CR-V LX vs 2016 Mazda CX-5 Sport

Compact SUVs are some of the most popular vehicles on the market because they’re versatile and offer tons of room, yet they’re efficient and easy to handle. Drivers looking for a vehicle that is ready for every weekend adventure but won’t hurt the pocketbook are continually turning toward crossover SUVs. Our team here at Garden State Honda is working to help drivers make their decision by providing detailed comparisons of Honda vehicles versus the competition.

This time we’re going to focus on the base model of the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Mazda CX-5. These two crossover SUVs are quite comparable when it comes to overall performance and fuel economy. Drivers will notice the CR-V does offer a few more standard features including a rearview camera that’s not available on the CX-5. Check out the rest of the comparison for further details regarding safety, technology and convenience features.

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2016 Honda CR-V LX 2WD CVT 2016 Mazda CX-5 Sport AT FWD
2.4-liter I-4 Engine 2.5-liter I-4
37.2 cu. Ft. Cargo Volume 34.1 cu. Ft.
Standard Rearview Camera Not available
26 city/33 hwy* MPG 26 city/33 hwy

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Those interested in the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5 will notice both vehicles are marked with a similar starting price point. Although both offer the same average fuel economy, the CR-V does have a larger fuel capacity. In addition to that, the 2016 CR-V offers more cargo volume and overall more space for passengers in the cabin. It’s equipped with a standard 60/40 split folding bench seat, which is not available in the Mazda CX-5. When the rear seats are folded down, the Honda CR-V has 70.9 cubic feet of space, whereas the Mazda CX-5 has 64.8 cubic feet for extra belongings.

When it comes to safety, Honda vehicles tend to shine brighter than others.  Both vehicles are equipped with standard safety features such as traction control, brake assist, rollover sensors and tire pressure monitors.

For standard technology and convenience features, these two have a lot in common. Both the 2016 Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5 are equipped with cruise control, exterior temperature gauges and steering wheel mounted controls for the ultimate driver experience. Remote keyless entry and automatic headlights are standard as well as a CD and MP3 player for entertainment. The CR-V is equipped with stereo anti-theft, which is not available on the Mazda CX-5.

Those interested in learning more about what the 2016 Honda CR-V has to offer are encouraged to contact our team here at Garden State Honda for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel of this popular compact SUV by scheduling a test drive online today.

*26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

2016 Honda CR-V front grille
2016 Honda CR-V storage space
2016 Honda CR-V dashboard
2016 Honda CR-V taillights

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