Why buy a 2021 Honda CR-V instead of a 2021 Mazda CX-5 in Calgary?

Why buy a 2021 Honda CR-V instead of a 2021 Mazda CX-5 in Calgary

If you are interested in purchasing a new sport utility vehicle, you will notice that you have a lot of options at your disposal. Two of those options, the 2021 Honda CR-V and the 2021 Mazda CX-5, certainly have a lot of features to offer consumers. That said, the Honda CR-V and the CX-5 differ in what they offer consumers. The CR-V has the upper hand in terms of interior space as well as performance and fuel economy. This explains why it is actually one of the most popular compact sport utility vehicles on the market and certainly in Calgary. Let's take a closer look.

More Interior Space in the CR-V

The 2021 Honda CR-V offers more interior space than the 2021 Mazda CX-5 both for passengers and cargo. Cargo space is actually one of the CR-V’s most impressive areas while the CX-5 is considered one of the smallest compact SUVs in its segment. That translates into roughly 500 litres less cargo space in the Mazda then in the Honda. When you think about it, that means that there are a lot of things that you can transport in the CR-V that won't fit in the CX-5 and if you have an active lifestyle that includes a lot of skiing, golfing, shopping, travel or hockey practices, the CR-V will certainly give you more.

2021 Honda CR-V 2021 Mazda CX-5
Cargo Area (All seats in place) 1 110 litres 875 litres
Coffre (Seats folded down) 2 146 litres 1 687 litres

More Performance in the CR-V

As you can see in the table below, the CR-V has more horsepower than the Mazda CX-5. Now, the Mazda does have more torque, but it must be put in perspective that the CR-V’s engine is actually turbocharged. That means that it delivers its torque at a lower RPM and ultimately, it will feel quicker and react faster when you accelerate or pass.

2021 Honda CR-V 2021 Mazda CX-5
Horsepower 190 187
Torque 174 186

Better Fuel Economy in the CR-V

The CR-V’s turbocharged engine doesn't just deliver better performance in real-world driving situations, it also delivers better fuel economy as you can see in the table below.

2021 Honda CR-V* 2021 Mazda CX-5*
City Fuel Cons. (l/100 km) 8.7 9.8
Highway Fuel Cons.  (l/100 km) 7.4 7.9

*With all-wheel drive