You know that crossover SUVs have been all the rage for the past 10 or so years now, and that means you have plenty of options out there if you want your next ride to offer old-school SUV capabilities with efficient sedan- or coupe-like maneuverability and efficiency. Mazda has an impressive lineup of crossover SUVs, particularly the Mazda CX-5, which is one of its most popular vehicles ever. Even a vehicle as sleek and stylish and reliable as the Mazda CX-5 is not without its competition, so let’s go over a 2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Honda CR-V comparison to see how it all shakes out.
2021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Honda CR-V
|2,000 Pounds||Maximum Towing Capacity||1,500 Pounds|
|186 lb-ft||Base Engine Torque||179 lb-ft|
|Standard||Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®
|Front-wheel drive (FWD) or i-ACTIV AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist
||Base Drivetrain||2WD or AWD Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
As you can see, both of these vehicles are indeed quite similar. We applaud Honda for offering a solid competitor in the CR-V. There are a few characteristics you will want to make note of depending on your needs and preferences.
If you are looking to tow, you will be able to tow 500 pounds more than what the 2021 Honda CR-V can tow. Perhaps that is the result of a bit more torque in its mighty engine. And if you want to synchronize your compatible smartphone to your vehicle and make use of the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of technology and connectivity features, you can do that right away in the base CX-5 model, but you’ll have to pay more if you want that in the CR-V, as it is not included in the base trim.
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 has a lot to offer to discerning drivers, and if you are interested in getting behind the wheel, contact us today!