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2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT


2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD
$25,350 Starting *MSRP

Starting Price

$31,960 *MSRP
190 hp

Horse Power

187 hp


6-speed shiftable automatic
1.5L engine

Base Engine

2.5L engine
75.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

59.6 cubic feet
179 lb-ft


186 lb-ft

If you are ready to purchase your new reliable, efficient, and stylish SUV, you have most likely narrowed your search down to the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5. Honda and Mazda both equip their SUVs with superior engineering, but one stands out in affordability, versatile cabin size, cargo space, and fuel economy: The 2021 Honda CR-V. Discover if the CX-5 or CR-V suits your family needs when driving around Monroe, then visit Middletown Honda today to find your perfect SUV!

CX-5 or CR-V: Price Point

The 2021 Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT starts at $25,350 *MSRP compared to the 2021 Mazda CX-5 starting price of $31,960 MSRP. The base model of the 2021 Honda CR-V comes equipped with a wide range of superb features, but this price gives you potential room to stretch your budget to include extra amenities. Read ahead to learn more about each vehicle, then visit Middletown Honda to take a look at the 2021 Honda CR-V lineup.

CX-5 or CR-V: Performance Specifications

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 offers a slightly stronger performance with a 2.5L engine. Still, the 2021 Honda CR-V makes up for this with superior fuel efficiency, cargo space, and smooth, continuously variable-speed automatic transmission. You will want to ensure your commute to Warwick is not only comfortable but saves you time and money with fewer stops to gas up your car. Check out the specifications of the 2021 Honda CR-V and the 2021 Mazda CX-5 below:

2021 Honda CR-V LX 2WD w/CVT:

  • 1.5L turbocharged engine
  • 190 hp
  • 179 lb-ft torque
  • Continuously variable-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA estimates 28 mpg city driving/32 mpg** highway driving

2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD: 

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 187 hp
  • 185 lb-ft torque
  • 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission
  • EPA estimates 25 mpg city driving/31 mpg highway driving

CX-5 or CR-V: Interior Size

If your ideal compact SUV to visit Goshen includes versatility, a spacious two-row seating cabin, ability to fit into your budget, and ample storage space – the 2021 Honda CR-V offers all of this and more. Both the 2021 Honda CR-V and 2021 Mazda CX-5 offer easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback for extended storage space, but the 2021 Honda CR-V offers ample passenger room and extra cargo space. Here are the interior dimensions of each SUV:

2021 Honda CR-V Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger capacity: 5
  • Headroom (front/rear): 40.1 inches/39.2 inches
  • Foot room (front/rear): 41.3 inches/40.4 inches
  • Shoulder room (front/rear): 57.9 inches/55.6 inches
  • Hip room (front/rear): 55.1 inches/49.5 inches
  • Cargo volume to seat one: 75.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume to seat two: 39.2 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume to seat three: 39.2 cubic feet

2021 Mazda CX-5 Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger capacity: 5
  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.3 inches/39.0 inches
  • Foot room (front/rear): 41.0 inches/39.6 inches
  • Shoulder room: 57.1 inches/54.8 inches
  • Hip room (front/rear): 55.2 inches/55.3 inches
  • Cargo volume with all seats in place: 30.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume maximum capacity: 59.6 cubic feet 

Find Your New 2021 Honda CR-V at Middletown Honda

All considered, the 2021 Honda CR-V is the quintessential compact SUV. For an excellent base price, you get a roomy interior, ample cargo space, comfortable yet peppy handling, and the knowledge that this model does this better than any of the competitors. Contact us with any questions about our inventory, and schedule your test drive today!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2021 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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