2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V
Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

When it’s time to upgrade your family SUV to a modern, efficient crossover utility vehicle, then you should consider the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Mazda CX-5. Both provide all the utility, high-tech features, and impressive efficiency that you’re looking for from your next car here in Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL, so the challenge is choosing which one is best for your needs. Find out how they compare below!

Powertrains and Efficiency

The 2016 Honda CR-V comes with a 185 hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine, while the 2016 Mazda CX-5 comes with a 184 hp 2.5L four-cylinder. While the CR-V edges out the Honda when it comes to horsepower, these two crossovers earn identical fuel economy ratings of 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined* based on EPA estimates with two-wheel drive and automatic transmissions.

Compare all-wheel drive models, however, and the Honda earns a 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway/27 mpg combined estimate, while the Mazda earns only 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway/26 mpg combined, based on EPA estimates.

The Mazda clearly falls short when it comes to power and fuel economy in the configurations that most drivers will choose – you’re probably buying an SUV for the all-wheel drive capability after all!

Passenger and Cargo Space

The 2016 Honda CR-V simply has more passenger and cargo volume than the 2016 Mazda CX-5. The CR-V has 104.1 cubic feet of cabin space for passengers, while the CX-5 has only 103.8 cubic feet. That means more front leg room and more shoulder room front and rear in the CR-V.

The CR-V also offers more cargo volume both with seats up and rear seats folded down. It offers 37.2 cubic feet with the rear seats in place and 70.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down, while the CX-5 only provides 34.1 cubic feet and 64.8 cubic feet, respectively.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake is the leading Crystal Lake area Honda dealership, and we’re excited to bring Chicagoland and Elgin area drivers the latest CR-V. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Come visit us today to learn all about the new CR-V!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.