Honda Cars of Katy Compares 2017 Honda HR-V VS 2017 Mazda CX-5 Near Katy, TX

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2017 Honda HR-V

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2017 Mazda CX-5

Safety Comparison

Both the HR-V and the CX-5 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available all wheel drive.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 72 percent more Honda dealers than there are Mazda dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the HR-V’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

The engine in the HR-V has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engine in the CX-5 has dual overhead cams, which add to the number of moving parts and the complexity of the cylinder heads.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Honda vehicles are better in initial quality than Mazda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda 23rd in initial quality. With 8 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mazda is ranked 26th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Honda vehicles are more reliable than Mazda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda 7th in reliability, above the industry average. With 37 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mazda is ranked 21st.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the HR-V gets better fuel mileage than the CX-5:

 

 

HR-V

CX-5

 

2WD

Manual

25 city/33 hwy

n/a

 

 

Auto

28 city/34 hwy

24 city/31 hwy

 

4WD

Auto

27 city/31 hwy

23 city/29 hwy

 

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The HR-V’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the CX-5’s standard 65 series tires.

Chassis Comparison

The Honda HR-V may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 550 to 650 pounds less than the Mazda CX-5.

The HR-V is 10 inches shorter than the CX-5, making the HR-V easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Honda HR-V, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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