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If you’re plotting the purchase of a brand new crossover utility vehicle here in the Frankfort or Orland Park, IL area, then it’s no surprise that the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Mazda CX-5 are on your radar. These two exceptionally efficient and smartly designed small sport utilities are both sure to satisfy, but they aren’t identical. Find out how they compare below.

Powertrains and Efficiency

If you’re shopping this segment, then you’re probably going to prioritize fuel economy over sheer muscle. Take a look at how these two cars compare when it comes to power and performance.

In terms of power, the 2016 Honda CR-V comes with a 185 hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine, while the 2016 Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a 155 hp 2.0L four-cylinder.

When you look at fuel economy, the Honda CR-V earns an EPA estimate of 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined* in the base front-wheel drive configuration with automatic transmission. The Mazda CX-5 also earns an EPA estimate of 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined. When it comes to all-wheel drive, the configuration we expect most drivers will choose, the Honda actually comes out ahead with an EPA estimated 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway/27 mpg combined with continuously variable transmission, while the Mazda earns only 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway/26 mpg combined with six-speed automatic.

You can see that the Honda wins out where it counts!

Passenger and Cargo Space

Another top priority is utility, which has a lot to do with passenger and cargo space. When it comes to seating space, the 2016 Honda CR-V offers 104.1 cubic feet, while the 2016 Mazda CX-5 has only 103.8 cubic feet. That means that the CR-V offers more space in almost every dimension.

The CR-V also offers more cargo space, with up to 37.2 cubic feet when all seats are in place, and up to 70.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. The Mazda offers a good, but not as good, 34.1 cubic feet and 64.8 cubic feet respectively.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Drive the current Honda CR-V here at Community Honda of Orland Park, your leading Frankfort area Honda dealer. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, and we welcome you to stop by today to check out the new CR-V or anything else in the Honda lineup that catches your eye!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.