2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Honda CR-V | Mission, TX
Midsize SUVs command attention on the road because of their stunning design, but they also call to drivers thanks to their balance of performance and efficiency, innovative safety and infotainment tech, and flexible interiors appointed with great comfort and convenience features. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 continues to lead the segment. Another segment leader, the 2020 Honda CR-V, is a worthy opponent, but ultimately the Mazda CX-5 outperforms the Honda CR-V. Here’s why:
The standard engine powering the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder with cylinder deactivation that cranks out 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. This matches the 1.5-liter four-cylinder in the 2020 Honda CR-V quite closely on horsepower (a difference of 3 horsepower) but outperforms greatly in terms of torque (the CR-V manages just 179 lb-ft).
Plus, you can get a more potent engine on the Mazda CX-5 with which the Honda CR-V just can’t compete. The available SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo with Variable Valve Timing manages 227 horsepower (or 250 with 93 octane premium unleaded fuel) and 310 lb-ft of torque (or 320 lb-ft with the fuel upgrade).
One of hallmarks of Mazda is its KODO: Soul of Motion design language. The Honda CR-V is known in the industry for its boring, lackluster design while the Mazda CX-5 boasts bold lines and an athletic profile that give it the feeling of always being in motion, even when at a standstill. Its Signature trim is especially noteworthy for its premium design both inside and out.
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 and 2020 Honda CR-V both make safety a top priority. For its part, the Mazda CX-5 includes a suite of i-ACTIVSENSE® safety technologies standard across the lineup. This includes features such as the Lane Departure Warning System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Blind Spot Monitoring.
Test-drive the 2020 Mazda CX-5 at Bert Ogden Mission Mazda in Mission, Texas.