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The 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. the 2018 Honda CR-V

When you’re looking for a new vehicle in New Haven, CT, or any surrounding areas, a great new option this upcoming year is the 2018 Mazda CX-5. When you choose the Mazda CX-5, however, you’ll want to make sure you’re purchasing the best option out there for you and your family. That’s why we’ve compared it to the 2018 Honda CR-V so you can see just how they match up.

Mazda CX-5


Safety Features

The Honda CR-V has some great safety features like Forward Collision and Lane Departure Warning systems, but these don’t come standard on the basic trim level. On the other hand, the Mazda CX-5 has received some great updates in terms of safety. Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert now comes standard on each trim. You’ll have extra peace of mind when you’re cruising the streets in the 2018 Mazda CX-5.



Whether you’re heading to dinner, chauffeuring your family to events, or taking a road trip, the Mazda CX-5 makes things easy and convenient. The Mazda CX-5 Sport, which is the basic trim level, comes standard with the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system. This system has a 7-inch screen, Bluetooth, the ability to pair your smartphone, and many more features. The Honda CR-V’s screen is smaller at only 5 inches and doesn’t compare to the MAZDA CONNECT™ system.

Engine & Efficiency

Engine & Efficiency

The Mazda CX-5’s SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 engine has received some updates with the 2018 version. It will save you a bit more at the gas pump due to a frictional reduction. The most stand-out feature, however, is the cylinder-deactivation technology. This technology helps you reach maximize efficiency at cruising speeds by shutting off the outside cylinders. You won’t find this in the Honda CR-V, let alone any vehicle make, as it is a Mazda exclusive.

Check out the Mazda CX-5 at Lee Partyka Mazda

The team at Lee Partyka Mazda is ready to get you behind the wheel of your Mazda CX-5. Come out to our dealership in Hamden to check out more features and test drive this compact SUV. Contact us online for more info or an appointment.