When we compare the 2018 Honda CR-V's and the 2018 Mazda CX-5's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Honda CR-V has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars and base engine power. The 2018 Honda CR-V and 2018 Mazda CX-5 have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2018 Honda CR-V's and the 2018 Mazda CX-5's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Honda CR-V is a better car than the 2018 Mazda CX-5.
2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5 Pricing
A used 2018 Honda CR-V ranges from $19,852 to $29,500 while a used 2018 Mazda CX-5 is priced between $17,495 to $26,356.
2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 Honda CR-V loses 36.5 percent of its value and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 loses 39.8 percent of its value. This means the 2018 Honda CR-V retains 3.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 Mazda CX-5.
2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda CR-V is 9.1 out of 10 while the Mazda CX-5's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Honda CR-V being ranked 1 out of 66 Best Crossover SUVs and the Mazda CX-5 being ranked 27 out of 66. Out of 19 Best Small SUVs, the Honda CR-V is ranked 1 and the Mazda CX-5 is ranked 12. The Honda CR-V is also ranked 3 out of 55 Best 5-seater SUVs while the Mazda CX-5 is ranked 25 out of 55.
2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Mazda CX-5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Honda CR-V is 9.0 out of 10. For the Mazda CX-5 the reliability rating is 7.2 out of 10. This gives the Honda CR-V an advantage in reliability compared to the Mazda CX-5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 Honda CR-V’s base engine makes 184 horsepower, and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 base engine makes 187 horsepower. Both the CR-V and the CX-5 are rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 448 and 459 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/compact SUVs, the 2018 Honda CR-V has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.
In a category once derided as “cute-utes,” both the Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V have evolved
into crossover vehicles for grown-ups. The CX-5’s bold styling, both inside and out, is more eye-
catching and distinctive. The CR-V, while attractive, is a little generic. Similarly, the CX-5 is more
fun to drive, riding on the same platform as the highly regarded Mazda3. The CR-V has a stellar
reputation for reliability, functional interior space, and strong resale value, while the CX-5 is
considered reliable, but resale values are not as strong. Both models come standard with front-
wheel drive while offering all-wheel drive as an option, but only the CR-V also has a hybrid