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
190 hp


187 hp
179 lb-ft


186 lb-ft
75.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space

59.6 cubic feet
$25,350 MSRP*

Starting Price

$25,370 MSRP
2.4L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine

Base Engine

SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation



If you’re looking for an accessible and efficient SUV for your family around Watford City, then you may have narrowed your search to options like the 2021 CX-5 or CR-V. While Honda and Mazda have equipped their top SUVs with reliable engineering, only one offers more versatile cabin space and comes at a better starting price to meet your needs. Discover which suits you best with the 2021 Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5, then shop for your next vehicle at Ryan Honda today!

CX-5 or CR-V: Starting Price

Watford City want the best price for their next SUV, and the Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT offers a great incentive with its $25,350 MSRP*. You’ll have to stretch your budget a bit further to accommodate the $25,370 MSRP of the Mazda CX-5 Sport with FWD. Plus, the lower base price of the CR-V lineup enables you to shop for higher trims and invest in any Honda accessories to personalize your next ride. 

CX-5 or CR-V: Performance Specs

You want the best performance when you take the CX-5 or CR-V for a ride through Dickinson. Despite the fact that the CX-5 offers a slightly larger engine, the CR-V pairs its configuration with a more seamless transmission to deliver a stronger overall performance. You’ll also benefit from fewer stops to refuel during your commute with the CR-V thanks to its higher fuel economy rating. Compare the base specs of both SUVs here:


2021 Honda CR-V LX 2WD:

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine
  • 190 horsepower
  • 179 lb-ft of torque
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • 28 mpg city/34mpg highway**


2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD: 

  • 2.5L DOHC engine
  • 187 horsepower
  • 187 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 25 mpg city/31mpg highway

CX-5 or CR-V: Interior Space

Another reason many Dickinson customers opt for a new SUV is for more cabin space to accommodate errands around town and extended weekend trips away. Both the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 come with an easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback that expands your storage room, however, the CR-V provides the perfect combination of seating and cargo space. Take a look at the Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5 dimensions below: 


2021 Honda CR-V LX: 

  • Headroom (front/rear): 40.1 inches / 39.2 inches 
  • Legroom (front/rear): 41.3 inches / 40.4 inches 
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 57.9 inches  / 55.6 inches 
  • Hiproom (front/rear): 55.1 inches / 49.5 inches 
  • Cargo Volume (behind 1st row): 75.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row): 39.2 cubic feet


2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport: 

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.7 inches / 39.0 inches 
  • Legroom (front/rear): 41.0 inches / 39.6 inches 
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 57.1 inches  / 54.8 inches 
  • Hiproom (front/rear): 55.2 inches / 55.3 inches 
  • Cargo Volume (behind 1st row): 59.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row): 30.9 cubic feet

Find a New Honda CR-V for Sale at Ryan Honda Today

Once you’ve gotten the chance to compare the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5, experience the difference on Dickinson roads at the wheel of your very own Honda SUV. Find the new Honda CR-V for sale at Ryan Honda and save on your next Honda when you take advantage of our new vehicle specials. Continue your research with more vehicle comparisons or you can apply for financing online right at home. Contact us today to schedule a test drive at our dealership near Watford City!



*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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