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2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5

Shopping for a versatile compact SUV? Compare the 2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5 to find out which of these popular models offers the efficient performance and features that you want on your Denver-area commute. Then, stop by Fisher Honda to test drive the exciting new Honda CR-V today!

2019 Honda CR-V


2019 Mazda CX-5

Active Noise Cancellation


Brake Assist



26 mpg* on base LX trim with CVT transmission

City MPG

25 mpg
32 mpg* on base LX with CVT transmission

Highway MPG

31 mpg
2.4L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine

Base Engine

SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation

Honda vs. Mazda: Performance

The Honda CR-V is equipped with a standard 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine, while the Mazda CX-5 comes with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder. Both of these powerful engines can provide spirited performance on Arvada roads, but the Honda can also offer better gas mileage. The EPA estimates the Honda CR-V fuel economy at 26/32 mpg* city/highway on the base LX trim with a CVT transmission. The CX-5 has earned an EPA rating of 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. That might seem like a small difference, but it translates to saving a few dollars every time you stop in at your local gas station for a fill-up.

Honda vs. Mazda: Interior Features

The Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5 interiors are both well-equipped with connectivity features, USB ports, and a rearview camera. However, there are some key differences in the features list of each that you should take note of:

2019 Honda CR-V: 

  • 7-inch Display Audio Touch-Screen
  • Active Noise Cancellation™ (ANC)
  • Easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seating
  • Available HomeLink® Remote System
  • Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Available 12-way power driver’s seat including 4-way power lumbar support and memory function
  • Available heated steering wheel

2019 Mazda CX-5: 

  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System
  • Push button start
  • 40/20/40 split one-touch fold-down
  • 6-way manual adjustable driver’s seat
  • Reclining rear seatback
  • Cloth-trimmed seats
2019 Honda CR-V interior seating

Honda vs. Mazda: Safety

Both of these Mazda and Honda models come with an array of advanced airbags, and each have their own variations of a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Hill Start Assist, and Blind Spot Information System. With the Honda CR-V however, you also benefit from the Honda Sensing® safety suite, which includes advanced safety and driver assist technologies, like:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Brake Assist

These Honda Sensing® safety features aren’t available on the Mazda CX-5.

Couple loading presents into 2019 Honda CR-V

Drive the Honda CR-V at Fisher Honda

Check out our other CR-V comparisons, and learn more about the CR-V dimensions, and maintenance schedule, and find out about what to expect from the new 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Explore our new CR-V inventory to find the model that will best suit your needs, and don;t forget to take a look at our CR-V lease specials which can make this affordable compact SUV even more budget-friendly for Aurora-area drivers. Please contact us if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a test drive in Boulder today.

*26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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