2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Mazda CX-5

Honda is not classified as a luxury car brand. However, its high standard of quality often lets its vehicle models compete against more high-tier luxury car brands. Can any other consumer car brands compare against luxury car specs while maintaining more affordable pricing? Not many, but we can think of one. That would be Mazda. Therefore, we thought it'd be interesting to compare a Honda model against a Mazda model.

Therefore, the question was, which type of vehicle do we compare between the 2 car companies? Well, although Mazda is planning for more models in the future, they currently don't have as many models as Honda, such as lacking a minivan build. Meanwhile, the new 2018 Mazda6 sedan model isn't out until April 2018. Therefore, we've chosen the midsize SUV style as a comparison for Honda and Mazda. It's the 2018 Honda CR-V vs the 2018 Mazda CX-5!

2018 Honda CR-V


2018 Mazda CX-5

2.4L inline 4 Baseline Engine 2.5L inline 4
 26 City MPG 32 Highway MPG* Fuel Economy  25 City MPG 31 Highway MPG
75.8 ft3 Maximum Cargo Capacity 59.6 ft3
$24,150** Starting MSRP $24,150

2018 Honda CR-V Dayton, OH

The first piece of data that stands out in our analysis is that the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 have starting trim levels with the exact same MSRP. Knowing that the price is exactly the same between these models, that makes finding the winning participant that much easier. While both the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 are close rivals, the 2018 Honda CR-V maintains a small edge over the 2018 Mazda CX-5 in terms of fuel efficiency and cargo space. Furthermore, the 2018 Honda CR-V is equipped with the latest technology and features for convenient help and use, including:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Real Time AWD™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • LED Headlights
  • 12-Way Power Adjustable Driver's Seat
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • And more!

Looking for more 2018 Honda models? Feel free to browse the online inventory of Matt Castrucci Honda. Additionally, you can contact our staff by phone or visit our dealership located in Dayton, Ohio within Montgomery County. Give us a call to get your Honda questions answered and even schedule a test drive with the new 2018 Honda CR-V!

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $975.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.