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

2021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Mazda CX-5


2021 Honda CR-V

2.5L 4 cyl


1.5L 4cyl Turbo
187 HP


190 HP
25 city / 31 hwy*

Fuel Economy

28 city / 34 hwy*

Serving Houston and Katy, TX

Drivers who want a comfortable, classy, and tech-savvy SUV will be pleased with what the 2021 Mazda CX-5 offers. The newest CX-5 comes with more amenities that add to its appeal and charm, including a refreshed infotainment system with a larger display screen, smartphone-based app controls, and more safety aids on the Signature trim that tops the line. A new trim also joins the CX-5 lineup this year, which is called the Carbon Edition. One of Mazda’s rivals is the 2021 Honda CR-V, but you’ll discover that the Mazda is the more powerful of the two, offers more intriguing and sophisticated style, and has a more upscale cabin. While we can tell you all about the exciting features that the Mazda offers, a Mazda CX-5 online test drive is the best way to discover more about the SUV and decide which trim and amenities are right for you. It’s easy to arrange a test drive at Jeff Haas Mazda, where a helpful and knowledgeable staff is on hand to tell you all about the CX-5 and set up an appointment.


The Mazda CX-5 at Jeff Haas Mazda excels in the area of style, as you’ll see with an online test drive, and aesthetics is one area where the Mazda outperforms the Honda CR-V. The Mazda’s appearance is simultaneously bold and luxurious with impressive standard features such as 17-inch alloys for its wheels and LED headlights. More snazzy upgrades come with successive trim levels, including 19-inch black wheels with the Carbon Edition trim. The Ground Touring adds heated mirrors and adaptive headlights to the mix, and the Signature has dark gray wheels. The Honda CR-V has a less dynamic exterior with unique features and custom options. LED headlights, for instance, are not available until the top trim level, and you won’t get the same range of wheel sizes and designs for the Honda as with the Mazda.

Performance and Handling

Putting yourself in the driver’s seat of the Mazda CX-5 at Jeff Haas Mazda is also a great way to check out its performance and handling credentials. When you take the Mazda for a spin in our online test drive, you’ll be able to traverse highways and back roads to see how the Mazda performs. We encourage you to try out the premium engines available if you crave power on the road. Our staff will ride along with you and tell you more about the Mazda’s performance capabilities. We can also provide you with more information on what makes the Mazda a more exciting car to drive than the Honda. Even the Mazda’s base engine impresses with a power output of 187 HP. You can select either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. More power is available with the Carbon Edition, which gets a boost in power of 227 HP – 250 HP and maximum torque of 310 LB-FT – 320 LB-FT depending on the fuel you use. The Honda, in comparison, has only one engine available. The most power you will get out of the Honda is 190 HP, and you’re limited to one automatic transmission.


If you want a realistic view of the Mazda’s interior, a Mazda CX-5 online test drive is the perfect option. A virtual test drive gives you the chance to see the features, technology, and creature comforts available in any trim of the Mazda CX-5 this year. You’ll be able to compare the Mazda’s interior to that of the Honda CR-V as well. The Mazda provides a first-class experience from the start with a 10.25-inch display screen. In contrast, the Honda’s base infotainment display has a five-inch screen. While Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come with all Mazda trims, they’re only added to a few trims of the Honda CR-V. A leather steering wheel comes with the Mazda but not the Honda.

Contact Jeff Haas Mazda to book your Mazda CX-5 online test drive today.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.