2021 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Honda CR-V


2021 Mazda CX-5



28 MPG*

EPA-Estimated Highway
Fuel Economy

31 MPG
75.8 Cubic Feet

Maximum Cargo Space

59.6 Cubic Feet

Wireless Phone Charger

Not Available

12-Way Power Driver's Seat
w/4-Way Power Lumbar Support

Not Available

Compare the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5 and you’ll see the Honda beating out the CX-5 on factors as diverse as horsepower and front legroom. To get an idea of just what separates a front-runner like the CR-V from a model like the CX-5, simply read on to compare:

  • Power and Efficiency 
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Comfort and Convenience Features

CR-V vs. CX-5: Power and Efficiency

One of the first things you’re going to look at is engine specs, and you’ll find the Honda CR-V is slightly more powerful.

  • Honda CR-V: Makes up to 190 hp.
  • Mazda CX-5: Makes up to 187 hp

That might not sound like an important difference, until you notice the CR-V manages to slightly overpower the CX-5 while still delivering higher peak efficiency scores. You’ll make up to an EPA-estimated:

  • 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with the 2021 Honda CR-V 1.5T 2WD*
  • 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD.

CR-V vs. CX-5: Interior Dimensions

The CR-V offers up to 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row or 75.8 cubic feet behind the 1st row compared to measurements of 30.9 and 59.6 in the Mazda CX-5. Honda makes those dimensions even more impressive by providing superior space for the driver and front-passenger to stretch out and relax.

You’ll find:

  • Up to 40.1 inches of front headroom in the Honda CR-V vs. 39.7 inches in the Mazda CX-5.
  • Up to 41.3 inches of front legroom in the Honda CR-V vs. 41.0 inches in the Mazda CX-5.

CR-V vs. CX-5: Comfort and Convenience Features

Honda vehicles have developed a reputation for providing innovative features across all models, and the latest Honda CR-V is no exception. Feature highlights include:

  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • 12-Way Power Driver’s Seat with 4-Way Power Lumbar Support
  • Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate with Programmable Height

You’ll find none of them available with the Mazda CX-5.

The Honda CR-V Provides Specs and Features Above and Beyond Rival Crossover SUVs

The Honda CR-V utterly dominates the Mazda CX-5, and you can test drive it now by visiting Ocean Honda of Burlingame. Want to find out more or apply for financing? Our team can help, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.


*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.

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