Compare the Mazda CX-5 to the Competition

Discover How the CX-5 Fares Against its Chantilly Competition

There's plenty of competition in the compact crossover world, which makes it tough to narrow down your choices if you're in the market. Fortunately for our customers from Chantilly to Washington DC, we've put together this page comparing the 2018 Mazda CX-5 to its top competition. Read on to see how things turned out.


Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V

  • Price: Both models start out with the same exact Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, but given that the CX-5 includes standard features that either aren't offered for the CR-V or cost money to add, your better value lies in choosing the Mazda CX-5.
  • Performance: While both vehicles deliver excellent fuel economy, the Mazda CX-5 offers a more spirited driving environment thanks to the 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque generated by its 2.5-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine. That boost in power is always welcome when you're facing a harrowing Manassas commute.
  • Features: Even the base model of each crossover comes loaded with such standard features as a back-up camera, wireless cell phone connectivity, brake assist, electronic stability control and a tire pressure monitoring system. However, as we mentioned earlier, the CX-5 includes some standard features that the CR-V doesn't, like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless start, integrated turn signal mirrors and a hands-free onboard communications system.


    Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4

  • Price: The CX-5 starts at a slightly lower price than does the RAV4, saving savvy shoppers more than $300 from the very start. The savings only increase if you try to equip each SUV with the same features, since the CX-5 offers many standard features that aren't included with the RAV4.
  • Performance: If you routinely commute to Washington DC from the Centreville area, you know how important it is to extract every bit of power you can. That being the case, the Mazda CX-5 is much better-suited to regular trips around the area, with a standard engine that delivers better horsepower, torque and fuel economy than the RAV4 offers. Plus, the CX-5 is rated to tow 500 pounds more than the RAV4 can manage!
  • Features: While both crossovers come with an abundance of standard features on even the introductory models, the CX-5 includes Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, alloy wheels, signaling exterior mirrors and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. If you want to add those features to the RAV4, you're looking at paying significantly more money.


    Mazda CX-5 vs. Nissan Rogue

  • Price: Once again, the Mazda CX-5 comes in at a lower initial price than its competitor, saving owners more than $500 at the start -- with the price difference increasing as you move up in trim levels, where the top-end Rogue costs more than $1,500 more than the top-of-the-line CX-5. Interestingly enough, the Rogue's added price isn't reflected in more features and performance -- as you can see below.
  • Performance: The trip from Sterling to Vienna is made a lot easier when you drive the CX-5, as its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces far more horsepower and torque than does the similarly-sizes engine powering the Rogue. Plus, the Rogue's towing capacity of 1,102 pounds pales in comparison to the maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds that's offered by the Mazda CX-5.

  • Features: Both crossovers start with standard equipment lists that are remarkably similar, but the CX-5 does offer keyless access, keyless start, USB ports, hands-free communications system, leather-wrapped steering wheel and integrated turn signal mirrors as standard issue. Some of those aren't even available for the Rogue, and the features that are available will cost more money to add.


    Mazda CX-5 vs. Ford Escape

  • Price: While the starting price for the Escape is a little less than the price for the base CX-5, to equip the Ford with similar features as the CX-5 offers makes it the more expensive of the two. Factor in the better fuel efficiency that the CX-5 offers, and over the course of time the total cost to own is significantly in favor of the CX-5.
  • Performance: Whether you're heading west to Dulles or east to Arlington, you're going to want all the power you can get to handle your Reston commute on VA-267. The 2.5-liter engine at the heart of the CX-5 makes 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, outperforming the Escape's 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. With EPA-estimate fuel economy of 24 mpg city/31 mpg highway/27 mpg combined, the CX-5 also takes you much farther on a tank of gas than the Escape can.
  • Features: The CX-5 and the Escape both come with such modern amenities as voice-activated audio controls, steering wheel-mounted controls and Bluetooth® streaming standard, but the CX-5 once again includes standard features that either aren't available for the Escape or will require adding as an available -- and expensive -- option.

  • We invite you to visit our Chantilly showroom and take a closer look at the new Mazda CX-5. Our Mazda experts are ready to provide even more specific details about the compact crossover, answer any questions you might have, and arrange for your convenient test drive.

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