Compare 2017 Mazda CX-5


The 2017 Mazda CX-5 Overshadows the Competition on the Washington, D.C. Roads

Few SUVs are built with the type of passion, precision, and refinement as the 2017 Mazda CX-5. From the moment you drive it in Washington, D.C., its superiority is apparent. Discover how the 2017 Mazda CX-5 overshadows the competition on the Arlington, Woodbridge, Springfield, and Annandale roads by comparing it to the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4.

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2017 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2017 Honda CR-V

  • While the CR-V and Mazda CX-5 have the same $24,045 starting price on the base models, the Mazda CX-5 is consistently more affordable throughout the entire lineup. For example, the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring is more than $3,000 less than the CR-V's comparable trim.
  • Engine power is nice, especially when it comes standard. You're in luck, because the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine in the Mazda CX-5 provides 187 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. That's better than the 184 standard horsepower and 180 pound-feet of standard torque in the CR-V.
  • Thanks to that standard power, the Mazda CX-5 can tow up to 2,000 pounds. That's 500 pounds more than the CR-V can tow.
  • Here's a stat your passengers will like: the Mazda CX-5 offers more total passenger volume than the CR-V. That means your passengers will enjoy more head and hip room in both rows of seats.
  • The Mazda CX-5 offers keyless start technology standard, while the CR-V will make you pay $2,750 extra to upgrade trim levels.
  • Likewise, remote engine start is available from the base model of the Mazda CX-5. The CR-V? You'll have to dish out the extra $2,750.
  • The Mazda CX-5 helps you see better at night with auto-leveling headlights. You won't see this safety feature in the CR-V.

2017 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4

  • The Mazda CX-5 offers a lower starting price than the RAV4, starting at $24,045. Upgrade to the highest trim level, and the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring is over $5,000 more affordable than the RAV4's comparable trim.
  • The savings continue at the pump, because the Mazda CX-5 cruises at 31 mpg highway and 24 mpg city. That's better than the 30 mpg highway and 23 mpg city that the RAV4 gets. Not only does the Mazda CX-5 have better fuel efficiency ratings, it also has a smaller tank than the RAV4. That means you'll spend less to fill up in the Mazda CX-5.
  • The SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine under the hood of the Mazda CX-5 isn't only more efficient, it's more powerful than the RAV4's engine. The Mazda CX-5 powers up to 187 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque, which exceeds the RAV4's 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque.
  • Like towing power? With a max towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, the Mazda CX-5 can tow 500 pounds more than the RAV4.
  • The Mazda CX-5 also offers more total passenger volume than the RAV4. That includes more front row hip room, and second row head, leg, and hip room.
  • Keyless start technology comes standard in the Mazda CX-5. Want it in the RAV4? You'll have to pay over $1,000 more to upgrade trim levels for it to just be an option.
  • The Mazda CX-5 offers remote engine start in the base trim level, while the RAV4 again makes you pay an extra $1,000 for the option.
  • See better in the dark with auto-leveling headlights, available on the Mazda CX-5. Think you'll get this safety feature in the RAV4? Think again.



The 2017 Mazda CX-5 vs. the 2017 Nissan Rogue

  • The base engine in the 2017 Mazda CX-5 provides more horsepower and torque than the base engine in the 2017 Nissan Rogue. Compare 187 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque in the Mazda CX-5 to 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque in the Rogue.
  • The base Mazda CX-5's standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission offers a much more engaging and fun ride than the base Rogue's standard continuously variable-speed automatic transmission.
  • Standard features in the base Mazda CX-5, such as HD Radio, keyless ignition, hands-free calling, and alloy wheels, are only available as options or on higher trim levels of the Rogue.
  • Optional features in the base Mazda CX-5, such as navigation and parking assistance tech, are only available on higher trim levels of the Rogue.
  • The Mazda CX-5 offers more rear head, hip, and leg room than the Rogue, ensuring even your tallest passengers have a comfortable ride.
  • A maximum towing capacity of 2,000 lbs. in the Mazda CX-5 easily trumps the Rogue's maximum towing capacity of 1,000 lbs.
  • According to, the Mazda CX-5's Average Consumer Ratings are higher than the Rogue's in the categories of Interior, Reliability, Performance, Safety, Technology, and Value. The remaining category of Comfort tied both vehicles at 4.5 stars.

The Mazda CX-5 vs. the Ford Escape

  • The starting price of the base Mazda CX-5 model is considerable more affordable than the Ford Escape's starting price.
  • The Mazda CX-5's base engine boasts considerably better fuel efficiency in the city as well as on the highway compared to the Ford Escape's base engine.
  • The Mazda CX-5 also offers a standard 6-speed manual transmission, sure to keep you more engaged and excited during every drive than the Escape's 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission.
  • Standard features like keyless ignition and an anti-theft system, as well as standard styling like alloy wheels in the Mazda CX-5 are only optional or available in higher trim levels in the Escape.
  • The Mazda CX-5 offers passengers more front head and shoulder room as well as more rear shoulder, hip, and leg room for a more comfortable ride on even the longest trips.
  • You'll find a higher ground clearance in the Mazda CX-5 than in the Escape, making it easier to tackle obstacles in your path.
  • You'll find 2,000 lbs. of towing capacity in the Mazda CX-5, which is 500 more than the Escape can offer.
  • According to the experts at, the Mazda CX-5's 5-Year Ownership Costs are lower and the Escape's, saving you money in the short and long term.