2017 Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5: The Jury’s Still Out

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If you are trying to choose between the 2017 Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5 it is going to be a difficult choice as there really isn’t much to choose from between them.

Both the 2017 Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5 are crossovers and the CX-5 offers the 2.5 litre four cylinder with 184 horses and 185 torque and there is the option of going for the Skyactiv-D turbocharged diesel offering 173 horses and 310 torque. It comes with six speed auto transmission and manual and there is a sport mode that means you get front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The 2017 Honda CR-V comes with a choice of two engines and these are the 2.4 inline-4 and the 1.5 turbocharged four-cylinder which offers up 184 horses and 190 horses and 180 torque and 179 torque. The engines have CVT to the front-wheel drive, which comes as standard and all-wheel drive is an option.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 offers 26 miles in the city, 33 on the highway and 29mpg combined. The 2017 Honda CR-V gives 26 in the city, 32 on the highway and 2828 combined with the 2.4 litre.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V both come with special features that will protect the passengers in the event of an accident. The CR-V has Honda Sensing and the CX-5 features that are similar.

Both the Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V are great vehicles in their segments and it is too tight to call the winner.