2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5
Crossover SUVs represent the most popular class of vehicles in the current iteration of the automotive industry. The Meridian Honda showroom is home to several strong models in this highly competitive segment. A comparison of the 2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5 illustrates the kind of challenges crossover SUV buyers face when they are shopping for their next purchase. Honda offers the 2019 CR-V in four trim grades, LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. The popular Honda crossover SUV and its Mazda competitor have a lot of similarities; however, the 2019 version of the CR-V demonstrates several advantages over the CX-5. The 2019 Honda CR-V is currently available at the Meridian Honda showroom. Customers can schedule a test drive with it, or any of vehicle, today by calling, 601-693-4651.
Both the 2019 Honda CR-V and 2019 Mazda CX-5 offer two rows of seating with a maximum capacity for up to five passengers. Additionally, both the Honda and Mazda crossover SUVs can be equipped with smartphone-compatible infotainment systems above the entry level. Meridian Honda customers will need to choose the EX and higher models to get access to Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Interior cargo volume is always an important factor in choosing a crossover SUV. This is one area where the 2019 Honda CR-V is clearly able to outshine its Mazda competitor. When the rear of the Honda CR-V is configured for passenger seating, there is still 39.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume. Folding the seats down can open the cargo bay to make 75.8 cubic-feet available to use. Both figures eclipse what is possible with the CX-5.
2019 CR-V LX, 2WD
2019 Mazda CX-5
|2.4-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||2.5-L, 4-Cyl.|
|75.8 cu.-ft.||Cargo Volume||59.6 cu.-ft.|
Honda engineers have made a pair of power plant options available for the 2019 Honda CR-V. The entry-level 2019 Honda CR-V LX employs a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to a continuously variable transmission. This will make 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Mazda uses a slightly larger four-cylinder engine of its own, that does make a small bit of additional horsepower. Anyone interested in a version of the 2019 CR-V with more power can choose the EX, EX-L and Touring trims that use a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that will make 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. The more powerful power plant also uses a CVT.