2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Honda CR-V

“Sporty, yet practical” is definitely the best way to describe a crossover—especially from the midsize segment. Midsize crossovers provide plenty of room for people and gear while still offering a fun and efficient driving experience. Mazda kept these factors in mind when designing the 2017 edition of the beloved CX-5 model, and made sure to offer even more. Entering into its second generation, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 received improvements inside and out to offer a more thrilling and stylish ride while meeting the needs of the driver. Still, the redesigned 2017 Mazda CX-5 will face some fierce competition from other brands’ models—including the 2017 Honda CR-V. Let us offer a comparison between these two vehicles to show you why the 2017 Mazda CX-5 might be the better option.

2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Honda CR-V


MSRP $24,045
Front-wheel drive
i-ACTIV® All-wheel drive
Drivetrain Options Front-wheel drive
All-wheel drive

2017 Mazda CX-5 Engine Power and Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 is a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine with VVT. The engine’s SKYACTIV® technology was specially designed by Mazda to deliver the most power and efficiency. This means that even with a 187 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. torque output, the engine is still able to attain an estimated fuel economy of 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is available with i-ACTIV® all-wheel drive, which delivers extra power and traction to handle rain-soaked or snow-covered roads with ease. Models outfitted with AWD will deliver an estimated 23 mpg-city/29 mpg-highway fuel economy.

With the help of a 14.8-gallon fuel tank (15.3 gallons for AWD models), the 2017 Mazda CX-5 can cover up to 458.8 highway miles (443.7 highway miles for AWD models).

To learn more about our 2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Honda CR-V comparison, please contact our dealership.