2022 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2022 Honda CR-V
2022 Honda CR-V LX 2WD w/ 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
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 Ellensburg, 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 2022 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Mazda CX-5, then shop for your next vehicle at Harvest Honda Yakima today!. 

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 Sunnyside. 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:

2022 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 Sunnyside 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: 

2022 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 Harvest Honda Yakima Today

Once you’ve gotten the chance to compare the 2022 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Mazda CX-5, experience the difference on Sunnyside roads at the wheel of your very own Honda SUV. Find the new Honda CR-V for sale at Harvest Honda Yakima 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 Ellensburg!


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,225 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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