2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Honda CR-V | Edinburg, TX

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Honda CR-V - Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg in Edinburg, Texas

Is your family in the market for a reliable, efficient, and safe midsize SUV? If so, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Honda CR-V have likely made the top of your list. But how do you know which SUV is better suited to your needs? Whether you prefer heightened performance or heightened efficiency, advanced infotainment tech or advanced safety tech, or superior exterior or interior styling, the Mazda CX-5 is the clear winner.

Under the Hood

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 takes its power from a standard SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine with cylinder deactivation. This engine delivers 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. While this horsepower rating is within three horsepower of the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that powers the 2020 CR-V, the 186 lb-ft of torque in the Mazda CX-5 exceeds the 179 lb-ft offered by the Honda CR-V.

While the Honda CR-V only gives you the single option for engine power, you can upgrade to a more potent engine in the Mazda CX-5 if you are after more power. Go with the available SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine with Variable Valve Timing to elicit 227 horsepower (or 250 when you fill the Mazda CX-5 with 93 octane premium unleaded fuel) and 310 lb-ft of torque (320 with better fuel).


The Mazda CX-5 features the automaker’s famous, award-winning KODO: Soul of Motion design language, meaning Mazda engineers use athletic sweeping lines and aerodynamic angles to give it a sense of motion, even when it is not moving. For top styling, go with the Mazda CX-5 Signature trim, which has elegant styling inside and out. The Honda CR-V, on the other hand, is known for its lack of vision in the design department.


Both the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Honda CR-V excel in the safety area. However, the Mazda CX-5 boasts i-ACTIVSENSE® safety technologies such as Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and a Lane Departure Warning System.

Test drive the Mazda CX-5 at Bert Ogden Mazda Edinburg in Edinburg, Texas.


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