The 2019 Mazda CX-5 compares well to the Honda CR-V, check it out at Gossett Mazda in Memphis, TN
If you are shopping for a new crossover for your family, your probably have a long list of possible models that you are considering. We are going to help narrow down your choices by comparing the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Honda CR-V. We think by the end of this comparison, the Mazda CX-5 will be at the top of your shopping list.


There is no competition when it comes to comparing the safety of the Mazda CX-5 and the CR-V. Even the base Mazda CX-5 comes standard with active safety features like blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, low-speed forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.

Advanced safety features like this are not available on the base CR-V trim. You will have to pay more to get these features on a higher trim. In addition, the Mazda CX-5 earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, which is better than the TOP SAFETY PICK rating for the CR-V.

Powertrain Options

Both the Mazda CX-5 and the CR-V come with two engine options. On the Mazda CX-5, the base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder rated at 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The base engine on the CR-V is a 2.4-liter engine with 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.

If you want even more power, the Mazda CX-5 offers an impressive turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that delivers up to 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful engine on the CR-V is a turbocharged four-cylinder with 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. For drivers looking for the best performance and handling, the Mazda CX-5 is the clear winner.


While looks are usually subjective, we think most people will find the Mazda CX-5 much more sophisticated than the CR-V. These good looks apply to both the exterior and interior. The CR-V has a more utilitarian design compared to the premium design of the Mazda CX-5. If you want affordable luxury, settle for nothing less than the unmistakable look and feel of the 2019 Mazda CX-5.

The new 2019 Mazda CX-5 is available at Gossett Mazda in Memphis. Stop in for a test drive and experience for yourself why this crossover has all the goods.

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