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2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Mazda CX-5

Are you in the market for a new crossover compact SUV? Well, if you’re started your research, you know there are many options out there, and some of the top options are the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5. To save you time and hassle, we’ll help you compare the 2019 Honda CR-V vs the 2019 Mazda CX-5 right here, side-by-side, so that you can learn more about the key details behind each vehicle.

In reality, there are a number of similarities between these two compact SUVs, and you can see one of the similarities below when looking at fuel economy. Though the entry level trims for each model when equipped with FWD produce similar numbers, the 2019 Honda CR-V LX with FWD and a Continuously Variable Transmission has a slight edge with 26 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined.*

Interested in a 2019 Honda CR-V?

2019 Honda CR-V LX FWD w/CVT


2019 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD

Up to 75.8 cubic feet Cargo Volume Up to 59.6 cubic feet
106 cubic feet Passenger Volume 104 cubic feet
26 city/32 hwy/28 combined with FWD* MPG with FWD 25 city/31 hwy/28 combined with FWD
41.3/40.4 inches Legroom (front/rear) 41.0/39.6 inches

Differences Between the 2019 CR-V and 2019 CX-5

Legroom is also pretty close, though the CR-V has a bit of an edge there, too. That might lead you to think these two vehicles are similar in overall space for cargo and passengers, but the truth is, that’s not the case. In fact, Cargo space is one of the biggest differences between these two crossovers, as the CX-5 disappoints in the segment with under 60 cubic feet even with the rear seats folded down. Meanwhile, the CR-V impresses with up to 75.8 cubic feet of total cargo space, as well as 106 cubic feet of overall passenger volume.

The 2019 Honda CR-V clearly impresses in a number of key areas when compared to the 2019 Mazda CX-5, so to experience it for yourself, contact us at Hilton Head Honda.

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.