Compare Mazda CX-5


How does the Mazda CX-5 Compare to others in Chantilly?
See Benefits over the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4 & Chevy Equinox

The new Mazda CX-5 at Brown's Chantilly Mazda has gone the extra millimeter so we can go the extra mile. With its revolutionary technology and exclusive SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, the Mazda  CX-5 conquers the road ahead like no other.

The Mazda CX-5 shows off this year with its Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, Heated side mirrors and Dual-zone automatic climate control with the available Mazda Navigation System with Pandora® compatibility and Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound audio system.

Newly available safety technology like the Smart City Brake Support feature and Blind Spot Monitoring makes the Mazda CX-5 an excellent choice for families. Stop by Brown's Chantilly Mazda for a test drive today; we invite you to compare to the competition below.

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Mazda CX-5 vs Honda CR-V

  • Pricing: The Mazda CX-5 is priced more affordably at every trim level versus the Honda CR-V, making the Mazda CX-5 the perfect choice for shoppers looking for top-notch quality without the high-ticket price tag.
  • Driving Experience: The Mazda CX-5 features a six-speed automatic transmission with manual and sport mode to enhance your driving experience, injecting thrills into every drive. In the CR-V, you don't find the same type of commitment to exhilarating the driver at every corner.
  • Performance: Both of these SUVs are efficient vehicles meant to help you pass the pump more often in your travels but efficiency isn't everything. The Mazda CX-5 offers a more thrilling drive with 184-horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque.
  • Technology: Even at the base level, the Mazda CX-5 offers available technology like navigation to enhance your driving experience. For features like these and more in a CR-V, you'll need to go up in trim levels, costing you more money.
  • Capability: The Mazda CX-5 offers greater towing capacity at 2,000-pounds versus the CR-V with only 1,500-pounds. This means that if you plan on moving anything heavy, a Mazda CX-5 is your best friend.

  • Mazda CX-5 vs. Nissan Rogue

    • The base engine in the 2017 Mazda CX-5 boasts 187 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque, outclassing the 2017 Nissan Rogue's base engine's specs of 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.
    • A standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission in the Mazda CX-5 offers a considerably more thrilling and engaging ride than the standard continuously variable-speed automatic transmission in the Rogue.
    • Standard features in the base Mazda CX-5 - such as HD Radio, keyless ignition, hands-free calling, and alloy wheels - are only options or available on higher trim levels of the Rogue.
    • Optional features in the base Mazda CX-5 - such as navigation and parking assistance tech - are only available on higher trim levels of the Rogue.
    • Your taller passengers will be thrilled to discover the Mazda CX-5 offers more rear head, hip, and leg room than the Rogue does.
    • You'll find a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 lbs. in the Mazda CX-5, putting the 1,000 lb. maximum towing capacity of the Rogue to shame.
    • According to, the Average Consumer Ratings for the Mazda CX-5 are higher than the Rogue in the categories of Interior, Reliability, Performance, Safety, Technology, and Value. The remaining category of Comfort has both vehicles tied at 4.5 stars.



    Mazda CX-5 vs. Ford Escape

    • The Mazda CX-5's starting price for the base trim level is much more affordable than the Ford Escape's starting price on its base trim level.
    • You'll get notably better fuel efficiency on the highway as well as is in the city with the Mazda CX-5's base engine.
    • A more thrilling ride can be found easily with the Mazda CX-5's standard 6-speed manual transmission, besting the Escape's 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission in terms of engagement on the road.
    • You'll find standard features like keyless ignition, an anti-theft system, and alloy wheels in the Mazda CX-5, which are only optional or on higher trim levels of the Escape.
    • The Mazda CX-5 allots passengers more front head and shoulder room as well as more rear shoulder, hip, and leg room for increased comfort on those longer drives.
    • You'll find a higher ground clearance in the Mazda CX-5, making it easier to tackle any obstacles in your way.
    • With a 2,000 lb. towing capacity, the Mazda CX-5 can tow 500 lbs. more than the Escape.
    • states that the Mazda CX-5's 5-Year Ownership Costs are lower than the Escapes', saving you money in both the short and the long run.

    Mazda CX-5 vs. Chevrolet Equinox & Toyota RAV4

    Searching for the best crossover can take several days to work your way through the wide array of options to consider looking for the perfect match. Now, we at Brown's Chantilly Mazda strive to create the easiest and most stress-free car-buying experience possible. So, we've taken one of our crossovers, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and compared it to its competitors, the 2017 Chevy Equinox and the 2017 Toyota RAV4 in matters of cost, performance, interior, and safety to save you time in your search.

    Mazda CX-5 Cost vs Chevy Equinox Cost and Toyota RAV4 Cost

    Starting with cost, one of the most important deciding factors of choosing your vehicle, the Mazda CX-5 rides in the middle of the pack. It's less expensive than the Toyota RAV4, but more expensive than the Chevrolet Equinox. But, it also has the highest true market value.

    Mazda CX-5 Performance vs Chevy Equinox Performance and Toyota RAV4 Performance

    Performance-wise, all three vehicles come with an I-4 engine. The Mazda CX-5 is the only one of two to come with a 2.5-liter engine. In matters of fuel efficiency, the Mazda CX-5 comes second, recording up to 31 miles per gallon on the highway. But when it comes to horsepower, the Mazda CX-5 pulls away with its 187 horsepower.

    Mazda CX-5 Interior vs Chevy Equinox Interior and Toyota RAV4 Interior

    Inside the cabins, the Mazda CX-5 dominates its two competitors. It's the only one to have a basic standard package that includes hands-fee calling, turn-by-turn navigation, keyless entry, and HD Radio.

    Mazda CX-5 Safety vs Chevy Equinox Safety and Toyota RAV4 Safety

    All three vehicles go toe-to-toe in matters of safety. They all come standard with features like anti-lock brakes, child seat anchors, and traction and stability controls. But the Mazda CX-5 is the only one of the three that comes standard with airbag deployment notification.



    If you're interested in a new Mazda CX-5 be sure to come by our dealership in Chantilly and speak with our Mazda auto experts. They will answer all your questions and when you're ready, they'll help you get behind the wheel to experience the Mazda difference for yourself.