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2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX CVT vs 2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring FWD

Quality and Value Analysis

CR-V and CX-5 have a basic 36 month, 36000 mile warranty and a 60 month, 60000 mile warranty. Mazda is slightly more expensive with a base MSRP of $24,965 compared to Honda’s $23,445. The ALG Residual value is 54% for Honda, and 50% for Mazda so it’s pretty close. Honda has slightly better fuel economy at 27city/34hwy compared to Mazda’s 25city/32hwy.

Mazda CX-5 has a 2.5-Liter, I4, 16-Valve, DOHC, DI Engine, which is slightly bigger than Honda CR-V’s 2.4-Liter, I4, 16-Valve, DOHC, DI Engine. Horsepower and torque are very close between the two vehicles as well. Honda has 185@6400 rpm Horsepower and 181@3900 rpm Torque, Mazda has 184@5700 rpm Horsepower and 185@3250 rpm Torque. CR-V has a slightly higher fuel capacity at 15.3 gal vs CX-5’s 14.8 gal. Both SUV’s have Front and Rear Disc brakes, and hill start assist. Mazda has a tighter turning diameter at 36.7 vs Honda’s 37.5.

Safety and Security

Could Mazda CX-5 be safer than Honda CR-V? Mazda scored 5-star safety ratings across the board, scoring higher than Honda on Front Passenger Crash Test, Overall Rating, and Overall Frontal Crash Safety Rating. Honda did not score higher than Mazda in any category, but both vehicles got the same score on Front Driver Crash Test, Front Side Crash Test, Rear Side Crash Test, Overall Side Crash Safety Rating, Overall Side Barrier Crash Safety Rating, and Rollover Safety Rating. Mazda and Honda come standard with Air Bags, Vehicle Stability Control System, Traction Control, ABS Brakes, Brake Assist, and Tire Pressure Monitor.

Comfort and Convenience

Honda and Mazda are evenly matched, they both SUVs have A/C, Power Locks, Power Windows, Cruise Control, Steering wheel mounted controls for Audio and Cruise control, Rearview Camera, Til/telescopic adjustable steering column, rear window defroster, floor mats, and exterior temperature gauge. Only Mazda has 3 front power outlets, Honda only has 2. Mazda also has a slightly better stereo sound system with 6 speakers instead of just 4 like Honda. Both vehicles have am/fm radio, seek, scan, speed sensitive volume, cd/mp3 player with auxiliary input audio jack. On the outside, Mazda has signaling folding exterior rearview mirrors, Honda does not have signaling mirrors. Both SUVs have Rear wiper, theft deterrent system, tinted glass, and automatic headlights. Mazda CX-5 has 17′ all-season tires, which are larger than Honda CR-V’s 16′ all-season tires.

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