2020 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2020 Honda CR-V
2020 MAZDA CX-5 2020 Honda CR-V
Towing Capacity *
  2,000 lbs. 1,500 lbs.
Infotainment Display
  7-in. touchscreen 5-in. display
40/20/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seat
  Standard Not available
Push-Button Start
  Standard Available on other styles

2020 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2020 Honda CR-V

Serving Troy, MI

The Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V are standout options in the compact crossover SUV class. While these models have both captured your attention initially, you can only drive home in one new vehicle. Through an in-depth review, you can confidently narrow down the options further and make your final selection.


The 2020 Mazda CX-5 has magnetic appeal throughout its exterior. It reflects modern sophistication and exciting performance capabilities through its confident profile and smoothly curved hood. A five-sided grille is mounted on the flat front end, and a chrome accent piece highlights it. This piece beautifully curves upward and flows underneath the LED headlights. The Honda CR-V’s exterior shows different styling with a classic crossover SUV profile and a sharp descent through the hood. The hood’s sides show off thick definition. Also, the front bumper sticks out sharply to complete the CR-V’s unique style.


The interior designs of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the CR-V are also substantially different. The Mazda CX-5’s interior design has modern undertones with chrome accents, contrast stitching, and linear flow throughout the dashboard, console, and beyond. This model comes with an auto climate control system, a push-button ignition, Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system, a floating display screen, and many other preferred items. The 2020 CR-V interior has a unique look with a stepped design across the center stack and console. This is defined through a floating platform that holds the gear selector knob. The cupholders are placed on a separate platform below, and the infotainment system’s screen floats above the gear selector’s section.


While most trims of the Mazda CX-5 and the CR-V have comparable performance capabilities, there is one notable difference. The lower Mazda CX-5 trims and all of the CR-V’s trims draw similar power from their I-4 engine. However, if you choose the top-of-the-line Mazda CX-5 for 2020, you can appreciate 227 horsepower under your control. This power comes from a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine.

Our Suburban Mazda of Troy associates will support your continued comparison of the Mazda CX-5’s trims when you drop by soon. Contact us today to make Mazda CX-5 test drive arrangements.

* Up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity. Towing capacities shown are maximums and must be reduced by the weight of any passenger, cargo hitch or optional equipment in the towing vehicle. Please refer to vehicle Owner's Manual for details regarding towing capacities and other valuable information. Towing a trailer may have an effect on vehicle's handling, braking, durability, performance and driving economy. For specific information on recommended or required equipment, see your Mazda Dealer. Hitches are available through manufacturers other than Mazda.