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2014 Honda CR-V vs. 2014 Mazda CX-5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Honda CR-V than the Mazda CX-5. The Mazda CX-5 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda CR-V as you will with the Mazda CX-5, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Honda CR-V or the Mazda CX-5, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda CR-V is a little narrower than the Mazda CX-5, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Honda CR-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda CR-V doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-5.

Handling
The Honda CR-V has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-5 is clearly the choice over the Honda CR-V for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5. The Honda CR-V has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-5.

Warranty
The Honda CR-V comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-5.

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2014 Honda
CR-V

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MSRP*: $23,120 - $29,120

2014 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*: $21,395 - $29,070
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.70% --
City MPG: 22 - 23 24 - 26
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 30 - 31 30 - 35
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,718 - $27,334 $20,784 - $28,233

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