Compare the 2017 Mazda CX-5


Compare the 2017 Mazda CX-5 against the Competition 

A combination of versatility and innovation makes the Mazda CX-5 one of the best-selling compact SUVs on the road. Built to take on models like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, the new Mazda CX-5 is ready for your next road trip or daily carpool. Brown's Fairfax Mazda in Fairfax, VA has a wide selection of new Mazda CX-5 models in stock and associates ready to assist you with your purchase. We believe an informed customer is a satisfied customer, and our Mazda sales experts are here to help you make the best decision possible. Let us give you a side-by-side comparison of the Mazda CX-5 and its competitors and get you back on the road in no time.

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Mazda CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V

  • In terms of pricing, the Mazda CX-5 is more affordable than the Honda CR-V-giving drivers comparable features and performance without spending an arm and a leg.
  • Both of these SUVs come with incredible fuel efficiency. The Mazda CX-5 averages an EPA-estimated 31 miles per gallon on the highway, making it a great option as you drive from Arlington to Vienna.
  • If acceleration and handling are important to you, the Mazda CX-5 is the way to go. This SUV comes with a 187-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine while the CR-V is fitted with a 184-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder.
  • Get the reliability you deserve in the Mazda CX-5. Both SUVs come with three-years or 36,000 miles and five-year/60,000-mile powertrain coverage for added peace of mind on the road.
  • Drivers have the ability to tow more in the new Mazda CX-5. This SUV has a towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds. The CR-V can only tow 1,500 pounds.

Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4

  • The Mazda CX-5 has more available rear leg room than the RAV4, offering plenty of space for backseat passengers.
  • The Mazda CX-5 also has more overall passenger volume with 103.6 cubic-feet of space compared to the RAV4's 101.9 cubic-feet of room.
  • Like with the CR-V, the Mazda CX-5 also bests the RAV4 regarding towing capacity. The Mazda CX-5 can tow up to 2,000 pounds while the RAV4 caps off at only 1,500 pounds.
  • Regarding fuel efficiency, the Mazda CX-5 comes out on top yet again averaging an EPA-estimated 31 miles per gallon on the highway. The RAV4 only averages 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • Get more available power in the new Mazda CX-5. This SUV comes with a standard 185-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine taking on the RAV4's 176-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder option.


The 2017 Mazda CX-5 vs. the 2017 Kia Sportage

  • The standard engine in the base 2017 Mazda CX-5 boasts better EPA-estimated fuel efficiency numbers than the base 2017 Kia Sportage's standard engine, both in the city and on the highway.
  • The standard engine in the base Mazda CX-5 also boasts higher horsepower and torque than the base Sportage's standard engine.
  • Standard features in the Mazda CX-5 - such as HD Radio, hands-free calling, and a keyless ignition - are either only optional features or available on higher trim levels of the Sportage.
  • Similarly, Optional features in the Mazda CX-5 - such as navigation and parking assistance tech - are only available on higher trim levels of the Sportage.
  • The Mazda CX-5 boasts more front head and hip room, as well as more rear hip and leg room, than the Sportage, sure to give your taller passengers the space they need to stretch out on long trips.
  • With 7.6 inches of ground clearance, the Mazda CX-5 makes conquering obstacles easier than the Sportage's 6.4 inches of ground clearance.
  • According to, the Mazda CX-5's Average Consumer Ratings are higher than the Sportage's in the categories of Reliability and Value. It's worth nothing that both vehicles earned 4.5 stars for Performance, Comfort, and Technology, as well as 5 stars for the remaining categories of Interior and Safety.

The Mazda CX-5 vs. the Ford Escape

  • The base price of the Mazda CX-5 is considerably more affordable than the base price of the Ford Escape.
  • You'll find that the Mazda CX-5's base engine boasts better fuel efficiency than the Ford Escape, both on the city as well as on the highway.
  • The standard 6-speed manual transmission offers a more exciting and engaging ride than the Ford Escape's standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission.
  • The Mazda CX-5 offers standard features like Keyless Ignition, an Anti-Theft System, and alloy wheels; these are either optional features or only available on higher trims in the Ford Escape.
  • The Mazda CX-5 offers passengers more front head and shoulder room as well as more rear should, hip, and leg room to give you a much more comfortable ride than the Escape can offer.
  • A higher ground clearance in the Mazda CX-5 means you can tackle larger obstacles in your path with confidence.
  • The Mazda CX-5 also has a 2,000 lb. towing capacity, which is 500 lbs. more than the Ford Escape's towing capacity.
  • According to, the Mazda CX-5's 5-Year Ownership Costs are lower than the Ford Escape's.


Visit Brown's Fairfax Mazda

Whether you're in Falls Church or Manassas, get behind the wheel of your new Mazda CX-5 today at Brown's Fairfax Mazda. We take pride in our inventory that we back with world-class customer support. Our experts know your time is valuable and will work to make sure your buying process is quick and easy. Be sure to speak with our available finance department during your next visit as well. We have finance associates on staff to get you approved while staying within your budget. Buy or lease the Mazda CX-5 you want with change to spare. When it is time for automotive servicing down the road, we also have a dedicated service department with certified technicians. Our technicians are trained to handle preventative maintenance and general repairs to keep your vehicle in pristine condition. Contact us or stop by today for more information and available offers.