Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5

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2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
MSRP
$28,350
Invoice
$26,613
Average Price Paid
$27,350
4,406 listings nationwide

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2017 Mazda CX-5
Grand Select
MSRP
$28,895
Invoice
$28,073
Average Price Paid
$27,736
967 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
$28,036
Good Price
$26,696
Great Price
$25,929
2017 Mazda CX-5
Grand Select
Fair Price
$28,175
Good Price
$27,163
Great Price
$26,585

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2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,191
2017 Mazda CX-5
Grand Select
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,727
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews

Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
No Expert Reviews
2017 Mazda CX-5
Grand Select
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

The compact SUV segment can be overwhelming. With approximately 18 vehicles technically in this category, the various options can have hugely different personalities. Consider how the ...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 5
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6

User Reviews and User Rankings

User Rankings by Category

Users ranked cars they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Winning categories:
    Winning categories:
      Based on rankings.
      2018 Honda CR-V
      EX AWD
      No User Reviews
      2017 Mazda CX-5
      Grand Select
      70
      writes:
      The Mazda CX-5 is a very comfortable and practical compact SUV. Great handling for the compact SUV class. Ni...
      Power Ranked 2017 Ford Escape Titanium AWD better.
      "The optional 2.0 eco engine is a beast with decent gas mileage.(22 mpg around town) Turbo provides effortless power on command. "
      Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Ford Escape Titanium AWD worse.
      "Mazda exterior has a more upscale look. The For Escape has a more aggressive look / feel to it. "
      20
      writes:
      The Mazda looks really nice, has good features, and drives excellent
      Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD worse.
      "Better colors"
      Would Buy Ranked 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD better.
      "It was acutally 2017 Rav 4 we purchased"
      writes:
      Loved the ride and quietness. Lots of bang for the buck!
      Power Ranked 2017 Acura RDX better.
      "The engine is bigger, more powerful, and in the luxury class, so its a different comparison in that way"
      Handling Ranked 2017 Acura RDX worse.
      "It was fun to drive and really hugged the road well, with a smooth, quiet ride!"
      Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Acura RDX better.
      "I dont know that the looks are better but maybe a little more conservative for our age."
      Front Seats Ranked 2017 Acura RDX worse.
      "Very luxurious for a non-luxury brand!"
      Back Seats Ranked 2017 Acura RDX worse.
      "The heated back seats, the inclined seats, and the extra USB ports!"
      Cargo Capacity Ranked 2017 Acura RDX better.
      "Its wider overall"
      Family Car Ranked 2017 Acura RDX worse.
      "Better gas mileage and lower cost"
      Value Ranked 2017 Acura RDX better.
      "Its the most affordable luxury brand - the most bang for the buck, with a great reliability track."
      Would Buy Ranked 2017 Acura RDX better.
      "We just wanted a little more engine power for the long run"

      Specs

      2018 Honda CR-V
      EX AWD
      2017 Mazda CX-5
      Grand Select
      Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
      Drivetrain
      AWD
      FWD
      Fuel Economy, City
      27 MPG
      24 MPG
      Fuel Economy, Highway
      33 MPG
      31 MPG
      Fuel Tank Volume 14 gal 14.8 gal
      Engine
      Fuel Type
      Gasoline
      Gasoline
      Power
      190 hp @ 5,600 RPM
      187 hp @ 6,000 RPM
      Torque
      179 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
      185 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
      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 988 lbs
      Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 3,500 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
      2017 Mazda CX-5
      Grand Select

      Exterior Colors

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

      Option Packages

      • Mazda Mobile Start
      • Front and Rear Bumper Trim Package

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