The Mazda CX-5 is the Crossover SUV that All Others Strive to Be

The engineers behind the Mazda CX-5 really outdid themselves with this crossover SUV, which blends the best qualities of the class, safety, spaciousness, sportiness, etc., in a model that has a stunning exterior to show off around Brewster, NY and an interior that feels as premium as any model that claims to be a competitor.

We think that all manner of car shoppers, from New Milford, CT to Ridgefield, looking to buy a crossover SUV can't go wrong with the Mazda CX-5, which is why we highlighted some of the advantages it has over competitors like the Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, and Nissan Rogue, so check it out below before you buy one!


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Mazda CX-5 vs Hyundai Tucson

  • The impeccable engineering of the Mazda CX-5 delivers a better driving feel and more efficient ride than the Hyundai Tucson. Its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine packs more horsepower and gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway, which beats out any engine the Tucson offers.
  • Whether you look at its advanced safety features, like blind spot monitoring and Smart City Brake Support that come standard, or its safety honors, such as the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 beats out the Hyundai Tucson in passenger safety.
  • The Mazda CX-5 also comes standard with a range of other premium features, like LED headlights, an electric braking brake, and a 7-inch touchscreen, that the Hyundai Tucson does not.

CX-5 vs Honda CR-V

  • Bethel car shoppers looking for value will find that the Mazda CX-5 has a lower starting price than the Honda CR-V while coming standard with better features, like LED headlights and a touchscreen display, that aren't found in the base model Honda CR-V.
  • The capable engine of the Mazda CX-5 houses more horsepower and torque for drivers to take advantage of, which is probably why those drivers can tow more weight with the CX-5 than they can with the Honda CR-V.
  • There is some ridiculously advanced technology available in the Mazda CX-5, from an active driving head-up display to Hill Launch Assist to a driver's seat memory system, none of which are available with the Honda CR-V.

CX-5 vs Toyota RAV4

  • Mazda CX-5 is more powerful and confident than Toyota RAV4. A 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine comes standard in base trims, capable of producing 187 horsepower driven by 186 pound-feet of torque, while later trims can put out as much as 250 horsepower and as many as 310 pound-feet. Toyota RAV4 features only one engine, and it can deliver only 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet.
  • With SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control Plus standard in all trims, plus predictive i-ACTIV AWD® standard in the Signature trim, Mazda CX-5 is better at taking corners than Toyota RAV4, and resultantly, it's more capable sooner, since all-wheel drive is available as soon as the base model. After all, you can only get torque vectoring with the AWD system standard in the Adventure trim, and it's otherwise optional only in the Limited trim.
  • You can tow up to 2,000 pounds at base in Mazda CX-5. That's enough for a light trailerful like a small pop-up tent or dirt bike. Toyota RAV4, however, can only haul 1,500 pounds at base; you'll have to invest in the costly Adventure trim to get a 3,500-pound-tow rating, and even then, it's the only trim that can shoulder such weight.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available in a step up from the Mazda CX-5 base, putting smartphone connectivity and management in-dash within reach for your drive. Toyota RAV4, though, is less interoperable, as it doesn't offer Android phone support.

CX-5 vs Subaru Outback

  • Mazda CX-5 offers a ton in the way of standard and available safety features and driver aids. They range from a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert system, smart city brake support, and Mazda Radar Cruise Control to pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, smart brake and advanced smart city braking support, and a 360-degree view monitor. The takeaway: comprehensive protection and ultimate peace of mind. Subaru Outback may feature standard EyeSight driver-assist technology, but it's less comprehensive.
  • A large 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system comes standard in every Mazda CX-5 trim. The screen in the Subaru Outback base is smaller, measuring only 6.5 inches, making managing settings and functions.

CX-5 vs Nissan Rogue

  • The Mazda CX-5 wants to make sure every passenger that rides in it is comfortable, which is why it offers features like heated rear seats for when winter comes. The Nissan Rogue doesn't offer heated rear seats, and it also falls behind the Mazda CX-5 regarding the amount of leg, head, and hip room for the rear row.
  • With clear advantages in horsepower and torque, a better transmission, and other engineering facets like torque vectoring, the Mazda CX-5 is much more fun to drive than the Nissan Rogue.
  • The standard and available driver-assist systems in both models are nearly identical, but that's where the safety similarities stop as the Mazda CX-5 earned a 5-Star Overall Front Star Rating in the NHTSA's crash test ratings whereas the Nissan Rogue earned four stars in the same metric.

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Hopefully this shows you how the Mazda CX-5 beats out the competition in just about every area, from excitement and towing ability to safety features and honors to the value that it delivers, and if you're still looking for more info, or are convinced it's just what you're looking for, feel free to stop in at our dealership whenever we're open! Think another model is more your style? Well, if you're looking for the best value, there are a variety of special offers on new vehicles in our inventory, so check them out today!