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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Honda CR-V

Comparison image of a red 2018 Mazda CX-5 and a silver 2018 Honda CR-V

Customers in the Carlsbad, CA area who are looking for an excellent SUV have several fantastic options to choose from. When it comes to SUVs, customers are looking for vehicles that offer excellent cargo space and great engine performance. Two of the best performing SUV models in the 2018 model year are the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Honda CR-V.

To better evaluate which of the two options fit your needs, we will need to compare these two excellent vehicles against one another. To get the best results of this comparison, we will evaluate the 2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport against the 2018 Honda CR-V LX. These are the two models' base trim levels and will provide the best analysis of their basic features. Let's see how these two SUVs stack up against one another together!

Base Engine Specs

2018 Mazda CX-5


2018 Honda CR-V

2.5L Inline 4-Cylinder Base Engine 2.4L Inline 4-Cylinder
187 Horsepower @ 6000 RPM Engine Power 180 Horsepower @ 6400 RPM
186 Pound-Feet @ 4000 RPM Engine Torque 184 Pound-Feet @ 3900 RPM
25 MPG / 31 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 26 MPG / 32 MPG

Test Drive the 2018 Mazda CX-5 in Carlsbad CA

The tables above and below highlight the main concerns for customers who are searching for a new SUV. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2018 Honda CR-V are incredibly competitive in engine performance. The 2018 CR-V has slightly more cargo space for customers to utilize, but the 2018 CX-5 is very competitive in this aspect.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 really sets themselves apart with the tech features it has available. Some of the great features include the Active Driving Display, MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, i-ACTIV AWD® and SKYACTIV®-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control.

Interior Cargo Capacity

2018 Mazda CX-5


2018 Honda CR-V

5 Passengers Passenger Seating 5 Passengers
30.9 Cubic Feet Standard Cargo Capacity 39.2 Cubic Feet
59.6 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 75.8 Cubic Feet
134.7 Cubic Feet EPA Interior Volume 145.1 Cubic Feet

It is our opinion that, with the assistance of the excellent tech features, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is an excellent SUV option for customers in Carlsbad, CA. Visit us at Bob Baker Mazda to test drive the 2018 Mazda CX-5 today!