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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
MSRP
$28,450
Invoice
$26,707
Average Price Paid
$26,525
11,211 listings nationwide

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2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD
MSRP
$30,945
Invoice
$29,752
Average Price Paid
$29,476
5,437 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
Fair Price
$27,266
Good Price
$25,959
Great Price
$25,212
2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD
Fair Price
$30,051
Good Price
$28,854
Great Price
$28,169

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,999
74 listings nationwide
5 GREAT deals
15 GOOD deals

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2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,810
688 listings nationwide
43 GREAT deals
136 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Honda redesigned its compact CR-V crossover in 2017 to critical acclaim, earning it a case-full of industry awards. Fresh off of that successful launch, it slides into 2018 with no maj...

2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Mazda wants to move into the same premium product territory currently occupied by Acura, Buick, MINI, Volkswagen and, increasingly, Kia. To support this move, Mazda is launching a new ...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
40
writes:
Price ended up being comparatiely better for this high quality vehicle versus the RAV4 . The cabin seems to be...
30
writes:
The seats tip to the back too much to be comfortable. Only the 30K + models allow the driver to make the seat...
60
writes:
Great value, really nice to drive and handle. Best value.
Would Buy Ranked 2018 MINI Countryman Cooper ALL4 AWD worse.
"Price was a factor and took in consideration cost of maintenance. "
2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD
40
writes:
Great drive. I dont like CVT transmission.
40
writes:
It drives great
120
writes:
Styling is not as avante garde as CR-V especially in the rear. But a better interior and handling all together...
Handling Ranked 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L FWD worse.
"possible different dampening setting and or suspension components. "
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Honda CR-V EX-L FWD worse.
"The Mazda CX-5 has leatherette in its seats around the outer area in the mid trim level. The CR-V in the mid trim level only has cloth. "

Specs

2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 15.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
190 hp @ 5,600 RPM
187 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
179 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
13:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.87 in x 3.52 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.3 in 41 in
Back Legroom 40.4 in 39.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 39.2 cu ft 30.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,091 lbs 976 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 180.6 in 179.1 in
Width 73 in 72.5 in
Height 66.5 in 66.1 in
Wheelbase 104.7 in 106.2 in

Available Options

2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Basque Red Pearl II
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Dark Olive Metallic
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Molten Lava Pearl
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Sandstorm Metallic
  • White Diamond Pearl

Option Packages

  • Tires: P235/55R19 101H
  • Wheels: 19" Diamond-Cut Alloy
2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Metallic Paint
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic Paint

Option Packages

  • Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
  • Mazda Mobile Start
  • Premium Package

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