Mazda CX-5 vs Honda & Toyota SUVs

2019 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

How Does the Mazda CX-5 Compare to the Toyota RAV4 & Honda CR-V?
Find Out by Reading the Byers Mazda Comparative Review!

The Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, and Honda CR-V are all popular options within the compact SUV segment for a good reason. These three models are praised for the quality of their craftsmanship and are known to provide a rewarding driving experience. Despite their similarities, however, they have their share of differences as well. This is most evident when you conduct a matchup-and that is exactly what we did at Byers Mazda in Columbus, OH. Review our comparison below and find out how Mazda takes the lead!

Toyota RAV4

New Mazda CX-5 VS. Toyota RAV4

Performance: Put to the test, the Mazda CX-5 does better than the Toyota RAV4 in multiple categories. Take its output, for instance. Its standard SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L engine hits ratings of 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the base 2.5L 4-cylinder engine for the Toyota SUV peaks at 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. The Mazda SUV is ahead even in relation to fuel efficiency. Whereas its opponent is limited to 23 city and 30 highway miles per gallon, it can supply up to 25 city and 31 highway miles per gallon. So, if you want a well-balanced ride, then the decision is clear.

Safety: You will feel at ease behind the wheel of a Mazda CX-5 because it goes the extra mile to keep you safe on the road. Like the Toyota RAV4, it comes with reinforcements like seatbelts and airbags as required by the industry, but it also includes systems that are otherwise unavailable with its competitor. Smart City Brake Support is one example. This exclusive driver-assist feature that applies pressure to the brakes in dire situations to prevent a potential accident. If a collision occurs and the airbags deploy, the E911 Automatic Emergency Notification will contact roadside assistance immediately for your safety.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Interior
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New Mazda CX-5 VS. Honda CR-V

Performance: The Honda CR-V is celebrated for its efficiency, but it falls short in regard to capability. This is because the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L engine of the Mazda CX-5 hits higher marks than the 2.4L i-VTEC® Honda engine which caps at 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Put into perspective, the Mazda SUV can tow up to 2,000 pounds while its rival is limited to towing 1,500 pounds. Even better, our model has a tighter turning diameter, which means it is not just stronger. You can maneuver it effortlessly around sharp turns.

Honda CR-V
Features:The Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V are the definition of a modern SUV because they are both incorporated with smart technologies, but the former has a few amenities that are not available with the latter. Take the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System and the 10-speaker Bose® audio system, for example. These components will make information and entertainment readily accessible during all your trips, making every mile you travel so much more enjoyable.

Contact Our Columbus, OH. Mazda Dealership for Mazda CX-5 Offers Today!

As you can see, we have our reasons for recommending the Mazda CX-5 over the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. However, the decision ultimately rests with you. So, if you have taken an interest to our Mazda SUV, then we hope you take a moment to visit us at our Mazda dealership in Columbus, Ohio. Test drive a model and you will understand why our experts are in favor of our brand, and if you are satisfied with the ride you experience, then we can help you buy or lease a Mazda of your own right away!

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