2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Mazda CX-5

As one of the nation’s fastest growing car segments, midsize SUVs like the 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Mazda CX-5 have become popular vehicles among families. With both models offering seating for up to five passengers and many similar features, it may feel difficult to pick just one. With our 2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Mazda CX-5 comparison, we will explore the performance and interior dimensions you can expect with each SUV.

2020 Honda CR-V


2020 Mazda CX-5

1.5L Turbocharged Engine with 190 Horsepower and 179 Lb-Ft of Torque Engine Specs 2.5L Engine with 187 Horsepower and 186 Lb-Ft of Torque
Up to 28 City MPG* and 34 Highway MPG* Fuel Economy Up to 25 City MPG and 31 Highway MPG
75.8 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 59.6 Cubic Feet

41.3” in Front

40.4” in Rear


41.0” in Front

39.6” in Rear

Performance and Interior Dimensions with the 2020 Honda CR-V

As we reviewed the 2020 Honda HR-V and 2020 Mazda CX-5, we have found some significant differences between these two models regarding performance and the interior dimensions. Overall, the 2020 Honda CR-V holds several advantages over its rival, including being more fuel efficient and spacious.

The engines inside each model offer similar horsepower and torque. The CR-V produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque while the CX-5 generates 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. With differences this small, you likely won’t notice the gap while on the road. With this in mind, you’re likely wondering if one is more efficient than the other. The 2020 Honda CR-V offers more opportunities for drivers to save fuel and time spent at the gas pump as this model offers up to 28 city mpg* and 34 highway mpg*.

Inside the cabin, the 2020 Honda CR-V offers more space for both cargo and passengers. Tall passengers will notice that the CR-V offers more legroom in both the front and back rows. If you need room for cargo inside the CR-V, fold its rear seats for its maximum cargo capacity of 75.8 cubic feet. Want to seat all five passengers? The CR-V offers 39.2 cubic feet behind the second row. This will make packing and hauling bulky items much easier as the CX-5 only provides 30.9 cubic feet behind the back row and 59.6 cubic feet with the second row of seats folded.

Looking for more details regarding the 2020 Honda CR-V? Get in touch with our team at Sheehy Honda and we will provide more information on this family favorite.

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*Based on 2020 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.



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