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2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5

Crossover SUVs are the most popular vehicle platform as a whole in the United States. Honda produces some of the most respected nameplates in this class, with the CR-V leading the way. A comparison of the 2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5 will provide potential buyers with some very clear differences between the two crossover SUVs. The 2020 CR-V offers more standard power with better fuel economy* scores as well as more interior cargo volume than its Mazda CX-5 rival. In fact, independent online automotive experts have praised the 2020 Honda CR-V for its quick acceleration, comfortable and athletic handling as well as smartly designed storage solutions. The 2020 CR-V is available in four trims, LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. Meridian Honda customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Honda CR-V today by calling, 601-693-4651.

Technology is important to buyers taking an interest in any vehicle, but this class seems really put an extra emphasis on these features. Both the 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Mazda CX-5 are available with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system on most trim grades. The 2020 CR-V EX and higher will have access to both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. However, where the 2020 CR-V is able to outshine its Mazda comparison is interior space. When the rear of the 2020 Honda CR-V is filled with passengers, it will have 39.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume. The 2020 CX-5 makes just under 31 cubic-feet available in the same configuration. When configured for maximum cargo capacity, the 2020 CR-V will have 75.8 cubic-feet available. The Mazda CX-5 tops out at 59.6 cubic-feet of cargo volume.


2020 CR-V LX, 2WD


2020 Mazda CX-5

Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
190/179 Horsepower/Torque 187/186
5 passengers Seating Capacity 5 passengers
75.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 59.6 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

For the new model year, the 2020 Honda CR-V uses the same powertrain across its entire trim ladder. The Honda CR-V uses a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is available with one engine, but it comes in two different configurations. The standard setup is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. Higher versions will add a turbocharger to the engine that will produce more power than the 2020 Honda CR-V. However, this boost in performance will come at the cost of fuel economy.

* 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 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.



A photo of the center console in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the rear cargo area in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the touchscreen interface in the 2020 Honda CR-V.