Although when referring to the CX-5 the main attention is put on the 2015 model, we need to seriously think about the 2014 Mazda CX-5 as a successful and competitive SUV. That is why we will compare it now with the 2014 Honda CR-V. It is one comparison that is quite often made so let’s dive right into it and see what we are faced with.
Convenience And Cost
That is obviously the first thing we tend to consider. The truth is that there is no real difference in the number of gas stops you will make since both vehicles will go for around the same length with the same gas level. When calculating the MSRP and the overall vehicle cost, we do see a little difference but it is quite negligible. Even destination charges are quite similar so we have a tie here.
Comfort And Dimensions
In the 2014 Honda CR-V the back seat passengers will feel a little cramped. The Mazda CX-5 does offer more space and the tall drivers will surely appreciate the addition of more space in both legroom and head room. Honda is a little narrower and it is a lot easier to find a tight parking spot so this can be great in cities. Overall length sees both going head to hade and occupying similar garage space.
This is usually the deal-breaker with many SUV buyers. The 2014 Honda CR-V does not have a strong transmitting power towards wheels and this is a minus. We are faced with a larger radius of turning for the SUV so it will be just a little bit tighter to maneuver when going in and out of a tight space. Mazda CX-5 is also the choice when referring to towing capacity. It can pull really heavy loads. When we talk about hp, the truth is that both SUVs offer similar opportunities.
Utility And Warranty
Around the same number of people can be accommodated in these two SUVs. We cannot differentiate between them. Honda CR-V has a cargo area that is roomier so you will lean towards it if you have a lot of bags when you travel. When looking at the warranty, we see around the same basics in both cars.
We have to give the 2014 Mazda CX-5 the lead in our comparison. The 2015 model is even better but the Honda CR-V does have its advantages. Some buyers will surely lean towards it.