2016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Mazda CX-5

June 1st, 2015 by

2016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Mazda CX-52016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Mazda CX-5

There are a lot of contenders in the crossover SUV arena, and you may be wondering which one is right for you. Since the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V just went on sale; we’ll be comparing it to the 2016 Mazda CX-5, another popular crossover on the market. Crossovers offer great fuel economy, versatility and cargo space, but when comparing the 2016 Honda HR-V vs the 2016 Mazda CX-5, we think you’ll see why the HR-V rises to the top.

2016 Honda HR-V


2016 Mazda CX-5


Magic Seat®


27 city/32 hwy*


24 city/30 hwy


Service Maintenance Minder





Like all Honda vehicles, the 2016 HR-V comes equipped with an abundance of standard safety and entertainment features. These features include a rearview camera, Intelligent Multi-Informational Display (i-MID), USB audio interface, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Link®, SMS text message display, and Pandora® ability just to name a few. The exterior of the all-new HR-V excites with clean, sculpted lines and hidden rear door handles that lend to its sleek and sporty appeal. On the inside, the HR-V provides supreme interior flexibility thanks to the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat®. This seating innovation folds flat with a simple tug of the strap for additional cargo space, and allows multiple seating configurations to best suit your passenger and/or cargo needs. The 2016 Mazda CX-5’s rear seats do not decline, so you are limited in the amount of cargo you can accommodate.

Another advantage of the 2016 Honda HR-V vs the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is its superior fuel efficiency. The 4WD HR-V gets an impressive MPG of 27 city/32 hwy*, while the CX-5 gets only 24 city/30 hwy for their 4WD. The HR-V also offers an optional continuously variable transmission (CVT). This type of transmission enhances performance and optimizes fuel economy. The Mazda CX-5 does not offer a CVT.

You may also find that the HR-V is easier to maneuver than the CX-5 due to the fact that it’s 9.6 inches shorter. This will allow easier handling and parking in tight spaces.

Keeping your 2016 Honda HR-V properly serviced is a breeze, thanks to its standard Maintenance Minder. This feature will help your save time and money by calculating maintenance intervals for oil changes, air filter replacement, tire rotations and more based on real time driving conditions.Maintenance Minders are not available on the Mazda CX-5.

For more information on how the 2016 Honda HR-V stacks up vs the 2016 Mazda CX-5, please feel free to give us a call at (877) 621-4216 or contact us via our website.

* 25 city/34 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 28 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT models. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT models. Based on 2016 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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