2018 Mazda CX-5 VS The Compeition

Alexandria has the SUV That Soars Above its Competitors: The 2018 Mazda CX-5

People love driving an SUV both for its prominence as a family car as well as its versatility. With the right amount of interior space, engine efficiency, speed and capabilities, an SUV could have "almost a million and one uses." The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is just that type of SUV: versatile, powerful and capable, with some excellent comforts and convenient technology that come standard no matter which trim of the Mazda CX-5 you choose. However, we here at Brown's Alexandria Mazda want to be as fair as possible and we know that the good folks in Arlington and Annandale might still be shopping around for just the right SUV. So, let's take a look at some of the best features of the Mazda CX-5 by comparing it against a few other well-known SUVs of its class: the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue and the Ford Escape.








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

  • While both of these SUVs run on an inline-four engine, the Mazda CX-5 is definitely at an advantage when it comes to powertrain: the engine of the Mazda CX-5 is capable of up to 187 horsepower and generates 186 pound-feet of engine torque. Whereas, the engine of the Honda CR-V is 184 horsepower and generates 180 pound-feet of engine torque.
  • While both SUVs share the same safety features, the base trim of the Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a few other technologies to assist the driver, such as the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW), Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. All of these technological advancements (or their Honda brand equivalents) are unavailable in the base trim of the Honda CR-V and have to be upgraded.
  • Most cars these days have a multi-function remote key fob, but the fob for the Mazda CX-5 gives you a lot more conveniences at your fingertips, no matter the trim. All trims of the Mazda CX-5 have a button for remote tailgate release as well as available buttons for remote ignition, and the HomeLink Universal Garage Door Opener. Al of these features are absent from the key fob in the base trim of the Honda CR-V.
  • Finally, for a little extra comfort and convenience, all trims of the Mazda CX-5 comes available with such amenities as a leather steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, front fog lights, the High Beam Control (HBC) system and rain-sensing windshield wipers. All of these conveniences, and their Honda-brand equivalents, are unavailable from the base trim of the Honda CR-V






     

    The 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs The 2018 Toyota RAV4

    • Once again, the engine of the Mazda CX-5 finds itself at a bigger advantage over a competitor. In this case, the inline-four engine of the Mazda CX-5 is capable of 187 horsepower and generates 186 pound-feet of engine torque, whereas the I4 engine of the Toyota RAV4 is capable of 176 horsepower and generates 175 pound-feet of engine torque.
    • The Mazda CX-5 has a bit more to boast in terms of fuel efficiency and is capable of traveling 25 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. The Toyota RAV4, on the other hand, is capable of 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
    • When it comes to driver-assistive technology, the base trim of the Toyota RAV4 does include a few extra features that the Honda CR-V doesn't, but still excludes features such as Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). Both of these features are standard on all trims of the Mazda CX-5.
    • Finally, the Mazda CX-5 comes standard with aluminum alloy wheels, which are much more lightweight, thus aiding handing and fuel efficiency. The base trim of the Toyota RAV4 comes standard with steel wheels and alloy wheels must be upgraded for an additional cost.






       

      The 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs The 2018 Nissan Rogue

      • Some people might not think of an SUV as a towing vehicle, but the Mazda CX-5 has the ability to tow up to 2,000 pounds, which might come in handy when towing a bike trailer or small U-Haul to Springfield, VA. The Nissan Rogue can only tow up to 1,100 pounds.
      • The Mazda CX-5 comes standard with the Mazda brand's Mazda Radar Cruise Control that helps automatically keep safe distance and speed pacing with other cars on the highway. While this is a feature exclusive to the Mazda brand, most SUVs come available with an equivalent, adaptive distance-pacing cruise control, which is unavailable ion the Nissan Rogue.
      • All trims of the Mazda CX-5 come available with an interior automatic day/night dimming rearview mirror, which is unavailable on the base trim of the Nissan Rogue and must be upgraded for an additional price.
      • Finally, all trims of the Mazda CX-5 come standard with lightweight aluminum alloy wheels whereas only the more advanced trims of the Nissan Rogue have them. The base trims of the Nissan Rogue come standard with steel wheels.






       

      The 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs The 2018 Ford Escape

      • The engine of the Mazda CX-5 has many advantages over that of the Ford Escape, both in fuel efficiency and speed. While both are powered by inline-four engines, the engine of the Mazda CX-5 is capable of 187 horsepower as well as an EPA-estimated 25 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. Whereas the Ford Escape is only capable of 168 horsepower and gains an EPA-estimated 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway.
      • Once again, the Mazda CX-5 has the upper hand over the Ford Escape, in terms of being a more technologically-advanced SUV, coming standard with such driver-assistive technology as: Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Smart Brake City Support (SCBS). All of these features, and their Ford-brand equivalents, are unavailable on base trim of the Ford Escape.
      • When it comes to providing a more illuminated drive to Washington, D.C., the Mazda CX-5 has a few options for a better view, such as front fog lights, a High Beam Control (HBC) System, turn signaling exterior mirrors and rain-sensing windshield wipers. All of these features are unavailable in base trims of the Ford escape and must be upgraded with a higher trim.
      • In order to aid both handling and fuel efficiency the Mazda CX-5 is more lightweight in many ways. This SUV weighs in at 3,527 pounds and comes standard with the more lightweight aluminum alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the Ford Escape comes standard with steel wheels and weighs in at 3,542 pounds.

      Find Your New Mazda CX-5 Here in Alexandria!

      Whether you live in nearby Arlington or out in Woodbridge, we here at Brown's Alexandria Mazda is here for you with our lineup of all-new Mazda CX-5 SUVs, each one has a lot to offer, no matter which trim you choose. So, come to our dealership in Alexandria and test drive the 2018 Mazda CX-5 today! We're located at 7400 Richmond Highway, less than a half hour outside of Arlington. See you soon!


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