Crossovers are great powerful cars that offer you much extended functionality ranging from daily commute within the city to going on countryside adventures and long road trips. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 and the 2015 Honda CR-V are just two examples of great crossovers that you will be able to get your hands on very soon. They are all improved versions of earlier 2014 models, this means that they come with features that you can only expect to see in a modern SUV.
Since both cars are very similar in terms of features and design, a comparison of the 2015 Mazda CX-5 vs 2015 Honda CR-V can help decide which one is better of the two. The both offer impressive fuel economy, very specious and functional interiors.
Mazda comes with two engine options, a 2.0L, four cylinder engine that offers 29 mpg combined fuel economy and 155 hp in its sports model and a 2.5L four cylinder engine that churns out 184Hp and a combined fuel consumption rating of 27mpg. Both available in 2WD and AWD, through a 6-speed auto and 5-speed manual transmission.
2015 Mazda CX-5 Vs 2015 Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V will come with two options, either a 2.0L for Cylinder engine that produces 150Hp and a 2.4L engine capable of up to 185HP. They have a consumption rating of 31mpg and 29mpg respectively. In this segment Honda has the slight advantage over Mazda even both of these have almost identical power figures.
When it comes to safety features, the Mazda CX-5 has some of the highest rating. Some of the features you will find in the 2015 version include; antilock brakes, traction and stability control, side curtain and front airbags. It also comes with an intelligent smart City Brake support system that works at speeds less than 19Mph. The system detects obstacles and automatically applies the brakes. You do not have to worry about bumping into other cars during those long traffic snarl-ups.
The 2015 Honda CR-V on the other hand also packs some of the standard safety features such as a stability control, driver and passenger airbags, brake assist, ABS systems, and traction control. There is no doubt that both of these models will bring the entire latest tech to the equation.
The Mazda CX-5 has a very attractive interior; it has great modern functions on its dash and offers a great driving position and excellent comfort. The CR-V on the other hand is very roomy and has excellent legroom in the front and the back. Its improved touch screen panel also means that drivers get better visual displays for better control. Both cars offer excellent comfort suitable for those long trips out of town and in this segment it is hard to decide which one is better.
Comparison Of 2015 Honda CR-V And 2015 Mazda CX-5
The Honda CR-V will be available for slightly above $ 23,000 for the standard version, with extra features, the price will go as a high as $ 31,000. On the other hand base version of the Mazda CX-5 costs below $ 22,000 and can go up to more than $29,000. Prices depend on trim level and chosen equipment as always.
Both cars have the same engine, same passenger capacity and feels the same in many aspects, however, the Mazda CX-5 is slightly cheaper. We are unable to say that any of these two cars is a winner so it mainly depends on buyer’s preference and the visual appeal of these cars that will attract him or her.