2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Mazda CX-5

In the crossover market there are many choices available for consumers, ones that range from beefy and powerful vehicles to smaller, more efficient models. If you’re searching for vehicles have the ability to combine the versatility and functionality of larger crossovers with the fun-to-drive spirit as smaller ones, we’d like to introduce you to the 2017 Honda CR-V and 2017 Mazda CX-5. Both are in the mid-size crossover class and have made waves in the industry for their commitment to quality and durability through every situation, but how well do they match up against each other?

Here at Planet Honda we’re committed to helping your car buying experience be as informative and relaxed as possible, so we did some research on both the CR-V and CX-5 to help you determine which crossover is best for your situation. Let’s jump right in and see what these two bring to the table!

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2017 CR-V vs 2017 CX-5
1.5-liter Inline 4 Base Engine 2.5-liter Inline 4
184 hp / 179 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 187 hp / 184 lb-ft
75.8 cubic feet Cargo Volume 59.6 cubic feet
28 city / 34 highway* Fuel Efficiency 24 city / 31 highway

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

2017 Honda CR-V Golden CO

It’s clear that both the 2017 Honda CR-V and 2017 Mazda CX-5 have exactly what you’re looking for from a crossover vehicle; both can offer high performance and efficiency for budget-friendly price points that can work for everyone. This already makes both worthy choices for drivers of all types from young professionals to families, but there are areas in which the CR-V makes a definite impact. If you’re looking for more interior space and tech innovation, it’s capable of delivering. You’re afforded up to 16 more cubic feet inside the CR-V than in the CX-5, and climbing aboard proves an experience that is unparalleled in the industry. HondaLink is one of the most advanced infotainment systems in the industry, and you can rest assured that your drive with the CR-V will be safe. This is due to the intelligent HondaSensing™ suite of safety and driver assistance features, all of which are designed to give you added peace of mind behind the wheel that few others on the road can duplicate. Some of these features include:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Many more!

If you’re interested in learning more about the 2017 CR-V and its features, feel free to contact our sales team here at Planet Honda. We’ll get you behind the wheel for a test drive and are willing to help you out with anything you need. Stop in and see us today!

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2017 Honda CR-V Golden CO
2017 Honda HR-V Golden CO