2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V


Crossover vehicles are more popular now than ever before. Models like the 2016 Mazda CX-5 can offer families in Stockton and Elk Grove an incredible amount of comfort, safety, and fuel efficiency that is tough to beat.

The team at Tracy Mazda believes that the 2016 Mazda CX-5 is the best choice for drivers looking for that perfect crossover, so we decided to compare it head to head with the 2016 Honda HR-V to further prove our point. Let’s take a look at our findings.

Convenience is Standard

When browsing the crossover market, Stockton and Elk Grove drivers are typically searching for a vehicle that provides an ample amount of features that make cruising the roadways enjoyable and hassle free. That being said, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and the 2016 Honda HR-V both feature the following standard conveniences:

  • Rear roof spoiler
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone and auto capability
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • Auto-off headlights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

The Mazda CX-5, however, also comes standard with push-button start. With push-button start, the driver can simply press on the brake and push a button to turn the engine on and off. Every Mazda CX-5 is also equipped with dual body-colored power side mirrors with integrated turn signal lamps and the remote keyless entry system with a unique answer back feature.

The Power You Need

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 can be powered by two engines that each ensure exceptional performance and fuel economy. Details on each engine are as follows:

  • 0L DOHC four-cylinder: This standard engine is capable of 155 hp and 150 Ib-ft of torque. When paired with Mazda’s SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY®, it offers Stockton and Elk Grove drivers 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
  • 5L DOHC four-cylinder: This available engine delivers impressive performance at 184 hp and 185 Ib-ft of torque. Fuel efficiency is not compromised as this 2.5L engine can make 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

The HR-V’s base 1.8L engine can only generate 138 hp and 127 Ib-ft of torque while offering a fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway when coupled with its six-speed manual transmission.

Safety First

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 and 2016 HR-V are loaded with a variety of active and passive safety features to ensure optimal security on the roadways. Each crossover is furnished with airbags, stability and traction control, daytime running lights, and so much more.

Although all of these safety amenities are excellent, Smart City Brake Support, which is only available on the new Mazda CX-5 takes safety to a whole new level. It helps drivers avoid frontal collisions while driving at slow speeds in congested traffic or urban areas.

A windshield mounted sensor prepares the brake system to deliver maximum stopping power if the risk of a collision is detected. If the driver is unable to brake, the system automatically applies the brakes and reduces engine output to avoid a collision or reduce its severity.

Test-Drive the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Near Stockton, CA

For a clearer understanding of just how wonderful the 2016 Mazda CX-5 really is, visit Tracy Mazda today. We can’t wait for our Stockton and Elk Grove drivers to get behind the wheel!