Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V
Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

Subcompact SUVs are as popular as ever due to their efficiency, versatility, and affordable pricing. Two great options in the small SUV category are the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V. Keep reading to see how these two vehicles match up.

Affordable Pricing


The 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V have a starting MSRP of $24,150, making them both affordable compact SUVs. However, the CX-5 gets you more for your money, with more standard features like push-button start and an infotainment screen that is larger than the CR-Vs.

Fuel Efficiency


This is a category in which the Mazda CX-5 blows the Honda CR-V out of the water. The new 2018 Mazda CX-5 brings an all-new fuel-saving cylinder deactivation system. This system has the ability to shut down the two outer cylinders to improve fuel efficiency and save you money on gas. This technology is standard on all models and is the first of its kind on a four-cylinder engine, meaning it’s not available on a Honda, let alone any other vehicle make besides Mazda.

Handling & Precision

The Mazda CX-5 sweeps this category as well with its nimble handling and responsive transmission. It’s back for 2018 with its 187-horsepwoer 6-speed transmission from the previous year, and has better handling than not only just the CR-V, but many other vehicles in the market. When you’re cruising the streets of Pennsylvania, you’ll want something that handles itself as well as the 2018 Mazda CX-5.

Check Out the Mazda CX-5 in Person at Murray Mazda

Learn even more about the Mazda CX-5 when you visit Murray Mazda and take it for a test drive. We know you’ll fall in love with this compact SUV just as much as we have! To set up an appointment with us, call 570-546-2222.