2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Mazda CX-5

So far, 2017 has been a great model year for new midsize SUVs that deliver premium style. Both of the models in this 2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Mazda CX-5 comparison have received full redesigns for the new model year that give them an even more stylish appearances and plenty of comfort and practicality enhancements. In this comparison we are looking at the upper trims of both models to see which one might appeal most to crossover SUV shoppers. On the 2017 Honda CR-V, the Touring is the top trim option, while we assume that the Grand Touring will continue being the top model of the Mazda CX-5.

The 2017 Honda CR-V is already available in North American markets, while the 2017 Mazda CX-5 has only been released in Japan as of the first quarter of 2017. Some of the numbers in this comparison may be estimates based on the previous model years of the Mazda model.

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2017 Honda CR-V Touring VS 2017 Mazda CX-5
1.5-L four-cylinder Engine 2.5-L 4-cylinder
5 Passengers 5
Honda Sensing Safety Technology Mazda i-ActiveSense 
Honda AWD Available All-Wheel Drive i-ACTIV AWD

Engine Power on the 2017 Honda CR-V

Both the 2017 Honda CR-V Touring and the 2017 Mazda CX-5 will come standard with their most powerful engine option. On the Honda crossover, this is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder rated for 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. While definite engine specs are not yet available, we know that the engine options on the 2017 Mazda CX-5 will include a 2.0-liter and a 2.5-liter engine gas engine. If their output and availability is the same as on the 2016 model, the 2.0-liter model will be standard on lower trims, while the 2.5-liter option will come standard on upper models like the Grand Touring. Last year this engine delivered 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 will also be available in North America with a diesel engine option, but it is not yet clear if that engine will be available in the United States.

Both of the vehicles in this 2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Mazda CX-5 comparison are available with all-wheel drive and some of the latest safety advantages. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring will be available or come standard with the i-ActiveSense suite of safety features, while we already know that the Touring trim of the 2017 Honda CR-V will come standard with the safety features of the Honda Sensing package, including blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warnings.

For more information this comparison, or to test drive a 2017 Honda CR-V in Oklahoma City OK, contact a member of the Battison Honda sales team.

headlight of the 2017 Honda CR-V Touring

2017 Honda CR-V Touring automatic wipers

touchscreen infotainment on the 2017 Honda CR-V Touring


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