The compact SUV has rapidly become one of the most popular vehicles in recent years. These vehicles offer premium performance, technology, and safety features at an affordable price. While you cannot go wrong when buying any new compact SUV on the market these days, the Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V are still able to stand out among the tough competition. You will surely enjoy owning either of these two vehicles, but the Mazda CX-5 can outshine the CR-V in several important feature categories.

Engine Power and Performance

You never know when you will need to put your new SUV to perform tough jobs. It is nice to have a strong engine under the hood.

The new Mazda CX-5 features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers up to 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. However, you'll only find a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine in the new Honda CR-V. This smaller engine offers up to 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque.

The extra power under the hood of your compact SUV will let you haul a heavier load. The Mazda CX-5 has a maximum trailering capacity of 2,000 pounds, which is 500 more pounds than the CR-V can tow.

Interior Design

The compact sport utility vehicles from Mazda and Honda offer a luxurious interior, but you will have a slightly better time if you opt for the CX-5. The new compact SUV from Mazda has available upgrades for authentic wood trims and premium leather-trim seats. These luxurious upgrades are not available on the newest Honda CR-V. You will also only find cooling front seats on the new Mazda CX-5. All of these extra touches help the CX-5 stand out from the competition.

Interior Technology

You will receive better interior technology features when owning the new Mazda CX-5 instead of the Honda CR-V. Every CX-5 comes equipped with a 10.5-inch infotainment system that lets you use your favorite apps as you drive. You can also easily connect your smartphone via Bluetooth to your Mazda CX-5 using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

The standard infotainment screen in the new Honda CR-V is only seven inches. You can upgrade to a nine-inch screen via an additional purchase. This upgraded purchase is also needed to use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Vehicle Safety

You will never have to worry about the safety of your loved ones as you drive when you own one of these two great compact sport utility vehicles. The Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V received perfect scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on their crash tests. While both of these vehicles offer excellent protection in a collision, you will find a few more safety features on the new Mazda CX-5. An advanced blind spot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert system are only found on the new compact SUV from Mazda. The latest CX-5 also comes equipped with an adaptive front lighting system that automatically adjusts the headlamps as you turn the vehicle to help reveal potential dangers on the road.

Learn more about the new Mazda CX-5 on our website or visit our showroom at Art Hill Mazda to chat with our sales team and go for a test drive. It will not take long to see that this is the perfect vehicle for you and your family.

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