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2020 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5

190 hp


187 hp
179 lb-ft


186 lb-ft
28 mpg* on base LX 2WD trim with CVT transmission

City MPG

25 mpg
34 mpg* on base LX 2WD with CVT transmission

Highway MPG

31 mpg
2.4L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine

Base Engine

SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation

If you’re looking for more power to keep up with your on-the-go lifestyle along with plenty of features and amenities, then you may be considering SUV options like the 2020 Honda CR-V or 2020 Mazda CX-5. While you can expect reliable performance and an interior equipped with advanced technology and safety features in both, only one can come out on top and be right for you. See how these two models differ as the automotive experts at Ryan Honda of Minot compare the 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5!

2020 CR-V vs. CX-5: Performance Specs

A durable SUV starts with an impressive engine under the hood, and if you’re solely looking for a larger engine than you’ll find that behind the wheel of the Mazda CX-5. If you instead opt for the new Honda CR-V, then you’ll enjoy a stronger fuel economy and horsepower to keep you moving near and far. Check out the performance specs for the base trim level models of the CR-V and CX-5 below:

2020 Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT: 

  • 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine
  • 190 hp
  • 179 lb-ft of torque
  • 28 mpg city/34 mpg hwy*

2020 Mazda CX-5: 

  • SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine
  • 187 hp
  • 186 lb-ft of torque
  • 25 mpg city/31 mpg hwy

2020 CR-V vs. CX-5: Interior Features

As you step inside the interior cabins of the CR-V and CX-5, you will find some similar features to deliver simple and improved connectivity like USB ports and a rearview camera. Despite some of the same features found in both, each model comes with an interior design and interior suite of features that are all their own. Take a look at the interior features you’ll have access to in both models below:

2020 Honda CR-V LX: 

  • Active Noise Cancellation™ (ANC)
  • 5-inch LCD Touch-Screen
  • 160-Watt Audio System with 4 Speakers
  • Automatic Climate Control System
  • Pandora® Compatibility
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • Easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seating

2020 Mazda CX-5: 

  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System
  • Push-button start
  • 6-way manual adjustable driver’s seat
  • 40/20/40 split one-touch fold-down
  • Reclining rear seatback
  • Cloth-trimmed seats

2020 CR-V vs. CX-5: Safety and Driver Assist Features

To balance out an outstanding performance, you’ll also want the latest safety technology and driver-assist features to back you up in your SUV. Inside both the CR-V and CX-5, you can benefit from a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Hill Start Assist, and Blind Spot Information System, however, the CR-V also comes with the Honda Sensing® safety suite which comes with additional safety features not available in the Mazda option, which include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Brake Assist

Schedule a Test Drive in Your Favorite Honda SUV at Ryan Honda of Minot

As you can see, no matter if you’re set on having a reliable performance, a high tech and comfortable interior, or the latest set of safety features, the 2020 Honda CR-V tops the Mazda CX-5 in more ways than one. Make your way over to Ryan Honda of Minot where you can get more information on the CR-V safety ratings or AWD capabilities and take it out for a spin. Our finance team is here to answer your questions and can even show you our great selection of new CR-V and other Honda SUVs for sale. Contact us today to schedule a test drive at our dealership near Dickinson and Bottineau!


*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. TBD city/TBD highway/TBD combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

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