Compare the Mazda CX-5 and its Competition near Glendale

Here's Why the Mazda CX-5 has the Honda CR-V Beat

New SUVs are certainly popular around the Alhambra area - and the reasoning why makes sense. New SUVs, whether they're large three-row people-haulers, subcompact SUVs with more rugged capability than your average sedan, or something in-between, provide an extra edge that makes driving more enjoyable. Extra space for passengers to allow everyone in. Extra cargo area to make room for unexpected trips. Extra towing capacity to take your favorite toys with you on spontaneous trips. An SUV can be a great way to make the most of every drive, whether you're commuting through Los Angeles on a weeknight or heading out to Hollywood for a weekend adventure.

All the above having been said, not all SUVs are the same. Case and point - the Mazda CX-5 and the Honda CR-V. These two SUVs, while similar in some ways, provide a wholly different overall driving experience. To find out why, and how, read on, below!

Interior & Exterior Style

The Honda CR-V offers a sleek, aerodynamic profile and ruggedly handsome exterior like other SUVs. But how does it stack up to the Mazda CX-5? Though style is almost always subjective, only the Mazda CX-5 has been designed by Mazda takumi master craftsman to embody unique KODO "soul of motion" design principles. Accordingly, the Mazda CX-5 provides sleek exterior styling unlike any other SUV. Compare the interior of the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5, too, and you'll note that the latter SUV is marked by available premium materials such as real wood trim, Nappa leather upholstery, and interior ambient lighting.


Though the Honda CR-V provides two compelling four-cylinder engine choices, so too does the Mazda CX-5. In fact, a base Mazda CX-5 edges out a base Honda CR-V by a few horsepower. Opt for a top-of-line Mazda CX-5 powered by premium fuel, and it'll provide you over sixty additional horsepower compared to a top-of-line Honda CR-V.



Mazda knows all about the importance of safety. That's why the new Mazda CX-5 offers such standard safety features as automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and basics like a backup camera. Similar features are available as options in the Honda CR-V, making the Mazda the better value where safety is concerned.

Technology & Convenience

Looking for a technologically-advanced crossover to make your trips near Pasadena, Van Nuys or nearby that much more engaging? Both the Honda CR-V and the Mazda CX-5 offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ as options, helping you make the most of your smartphone and its content. Both also come standard with a touchscreen infotainment. Still, the Honda CR-V and its five-inch touchscreen are no match for the Mazda CX-5 and its 7-inch touchscreen with voice command technology and HD radio.

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As you're likely beginning to see, the all-new Mazda CX-5 compact SUV is well-appointed to provide a premium and practical driving experience, wherever near Glendale your travels take you. If you still have questions about the Mazda CX-5 and how it compares to the Honda CR-V or other competitors, though, don't hesitate to reach out to us today here at Star Mazda. We look forward to further assisting you with your new SUV search and financing process!



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