The Mazda CX-5 vs Honda & Toyota SUVs

Cut through the marketing and get the rub on how the Mazda CX-5 compares to the competition.

Sporting seating for up to five passengers, three engine options, and a host of handy tech and comfort features, the Mazda CX-5 is a truly hard-to-top SUV. Whether you're looking for a family SUV or you're in the market for a solo SUV for your daily commutes, the Mazda CX-5 is an excellent vehicle to consider. Regardless of whether you opt for the base Sport trim or the Signature trim, drivers can look forward to a modernly-tipped SUV.

Power & Performance

As stated above, the Mazda CX-5 touts three engine options: a base 2.5-liter inline-4 engine, a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine, and a 2.2-liter diesel inline-4 engine. All engine versions come with a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Additionally, all trim variants come with a six-speed automatic transmission. The base 2.5-liter inline-4 engine provides drivers with 187 horsepower and 186 foot-pounds of torque. Moving up the engine lineup we come across a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that produces 250 horsepower and 310 foot-pounds of torque. Drivers interested in a diesel engine can enjoy a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel inline-4 engine that boasts 168 horsepower and 290 foot-pounds of torque.

  • 2.5-liter inline-4 engine: 187 horsepower/ 186 foot-pounds of torque; estimated fuel economy: 25/31 city/highway miles per gallon
  • 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine: 250 horsepower/ 310 foot-pounds of torque; estimated fuel economy: 23/28 city/highway miles per gallon
  • 2.2.-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine: 168 horsepower/ 290 foot-pounds of torque; estimated fuel economy: 27/30 city/highway miles per gallon
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive/ available all-wheel drive

Mazda CX-5 vs Toyota SUVs

In the power realm, the Mazda CX-5 outstrips the Toyota C-HR. The Toyota C-HR features a single engine variant: a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine. The solo C-HR engine offers up 144 horsepower and 139 foot-pounds of torque. Next in the Toyota SUV lineup is the RAV4. The RAV4 offers up two engine options, with the base being a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine. Beyond this, the RAV4 touts a hybrid engine. The standard 2.5-liter inline-4 RAV4 engine offers up 203 horsepower and 184 foot-pounds of torque. While the RAV4 offers up substantially more power than the C-HR, both are outdone by the CX-5. Indeed, the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine available with the Mazda CX-5 outdoes the RAV4 by 47 horsepower over 100 foot-pounds of torque.

Mazda CX-5 vs Honda SUVs

Boasting a similarly sport-inspired exterior, the base Honda HR-V offers up seating for five and a single engine option. The Honda HR-V comes equipped with a 1.8-liter inline-4 engine that produces 141 horsepower and 127 foot-pounds of torque. The Honda CR-V boasts two engine options, with the base being a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that features 184 horsepower and 180 foot-pounds of torque. The turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-4 engine offers up a bit more power - 190 horsepower and 179 foot-pounds of torque. Of course, it's not just about power. Honda and Mazda vehicles usually come standard with a host of driver assistance features (Honda Sensing Safety suite versus the Mazda i-ACTIVESENSE safety suite).

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