The SUV competition between the 2022 Mazda CX-5 and the 2022 Honda CR-V is close when comparing overall performance and features. Both models offer unique elements that make driving more convenient. However, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 comes out on top as the superior compact SUV. Continue reading to learn why customers favor the 2022 Mazda CX-5 over the 2022 Honda CR-V.
The 2022 Mazda CX-5 has a starting price of $25,900, which is exceptional when considering the features standard within the SUV. From innovative technology to powerful performance, the CX-5 offers something for everyone.
The Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a 10.25-inch center display that lets the driver access maps, playlists, contacts, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto integration, all while being played through the available 10-speaker Bose audio system, delivering quality sound throughout the cabin. With Mazda-connected services, the driver will have access to features including the ability to start the CX-5's engine and return to the previously set interior temperature, vehicle finder, vehicle health and status, and much more. Additionally, the SUV offers plenty of comfort features to keep everyone satisfied including, a dual-zone climate control center and heated front seats with available 3-level adjustment maximizing relaxation throughout the cabin.
With technology features comes the safety features within the car. With i-Activsense safety technology, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 offers a range of features, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, Mazda radar cruise control, adaptive front-lighting system, smart braking system, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, and driver attention alert. In addition, the SUV is also lined with an advanced airbag system strategically placed throughout the vehicle to give everyone peace of mind when the unexpected occurs.
Lastly, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 offers a smooth ride, a powerful engine, and an overall well-rounded design. The driver will be able to choose from two available engine options starting with the 2.5L inline-four engine that produces 187 horsepower while obtaining 24/30 MPG. The alternative option is the turbocharged 2.5L inline-four engine that produces 256 horsepower, giving more power to the driver and still receiving an efficient 22/27 MPG. Additionally, you can choose between normal, sport, and off-road modes with a switch for greater control on various road conditions. Regardless of what you're searching for, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 will provide each driver with the perfect amount of power and fuel efficiency.
The Honda CR-V is one of the top competitors for compact SUVs and has similar features to the Mazda CX-5. This SUV has a starting price of $26,400, which is slightly more than the Mazda. Within the 2022 Honda CR-V, you will find it similar to the Mazda CX-5. Continue reading to see how it compares to its top competitor.
The 2022 Honda CR-V comes standard with an infotainment center that allows the driver to access Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and USB audio interface for compatible smartphones. Drivers can seamlessly connect to their SUV with Hondalink to receive notifications and schedule service appointments. In addition, the cabin features comfort functionality, including available leather trim, dual-zone climate control, and heated seats.
Safety is one of the most significant elements within a vehicle. Within the 2022 Honda CR-V, you'll find conventional safety features that are found in most standard cars today. The Honda Sensing Suite features blind spot information, a cross-traffic monitor, a multi-angle rearview camera, and auto LED headlights. Despite assisting the driver with a suite of features, it lacks the overall protection of the driver and passengers in a collision.
Lastly, drivers will be met with features similar to the CX-5 but focus less on driving dynamics. The Honda CR-V comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 190 horsepower, making it slightly more robust than the base model Mazda CX-5. But, it only has one engine option and cannot compete with the turbocharged engine within the 2022 Mazda CX-5. However, when viewing the technical driving modes, you will find the SUV does not accommodate driving under other conditions. Instead, it does it automatically, which can risk the vehicle's health overall, making the CX-5 a better choice in various road conditions.
When looking at both models, you will find that either would make a great choice as the next SUV. The Honda CR-V has plenty of unique features and is a strong contender when compared to the 2022 Mazda CX-5. Even so, when you consider the finer details and what the SUV offers, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 is the better choice with more innovative technology, a more intelligent safety system, and exceptional performance capabilities, making it a top pick when buying an SUV. For more information on the 2022 Mazda CX-5, be sure to call Mazda of Lodi or visit our dealership today!