2021 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2021 Honda CR-V

October 21st, 2020 by

When comparing these two compact crossovers, there’s one thing to ask yourself. Are you shopping for style and design or performance and driving experience? If so, you’ll find more options when browsing our inventory of Mazda CX-5 models at Serra Mazda Brighton.

Style and Design

While both models are increasingly popular among young adults and families, they are hard to compare in style and design. The 2021 CX-5 looks, feels, and acts like a premium luxury model and includes the following appealing features:

  • New Large 10.25-Inch Touchscreen
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane-keep Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Available Active Driving Display
  • Available Traffic Sign Recognition System

While the Mazda CX-5 is sure to stand out in the crowd, the Honda CR-V gets overshadowed by a landslide. To up the ante, Mazda offers luxurious Napa leather upholstery, genuine wood accents, and ample features designed for comfort and class in the Signature model.

Handling, Performance and Driving Experience

The Honda CR-V may show high performance ratings, but the 2021 CX-5 is superior in its suspension, steering, brakes, and standard G-Vectoring Control Plus technology. Mazda pulls out all the bells and whistles in the 2021 upgraded model. The advanced SKYACTIV-G engine manages to improve on fuel economy and power — something that the Honda’s engine cannot muster.

Shop the 2021 Mazda CX-5 at Serra Mazda Brighton

It seems Mazda spent more time researching its audience when manufacturing this impressive crossover. While features like rain-sensing windshield wipers and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto come standard in the Mazda CX-5, these options are only available in the CR-V.

When it comes to price, Mazda beats out the competition as well. Starting MSRP for the 2021 CX-5 begins at $25,270 while the CR-V starts at $26,500. Not only is it more affordable, it’s got the power to back it – 187-250 horsepower to be exact compared to the CR-V’s 190 maximum.

For more information on the all-new 2021 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV, drivers in the Michigan area can reach out to the team here at Serra Mazda Brighton.

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