Before the calendar year 2016 ended, a battle of the crossovers between the 2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Mazda CX-5 took place. However, given the fact that neither SUV has been released at that time, the battle never reached a decisive conclusion. Whether the epic battle reaches conclusion now remains to be seen.
2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Mazda CX-5: The First Battle
The first round of the battle of the crossovers between the 2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Mazda CX-5 started with a comparison of powertrains followed by designs and features. Both SUVs were able to score well with the 2017 Honda CR-V gaining the upper hand in power but while the 2017 Mazda CX-5 evened the field in terms of looks. Now, the two crossovers are back to settle the unfinished duel.
2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Mazda CX-5: Unfinished Price Battle
In the first battle, the comparison between the prices of the two SUVs did not have a conclusion since no details were announced yet regarding the price of the 2017 Mazda CX-5. As some details are now revealed, the battle can finally continue. According to report from TopSpeed, the 2017 Honda CR-V is available in four trims from the base LX, followed by EX, EX-L and Touring. The price starts at $24,945, $27,595, $30,095 and $33,295 respectively.
In comparison, the 2017 Mazda 3 is available in three trims from the base Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Reports state that the lowest price of the 2017 Mazda CX-5 in all-wheel drive (AWD) configuration is $23,340. Accordingly, the front wheel drive (FWD) and AWD in the higher level trim is priced at $24,090 and $25,055 respectively. Unfortunately, these are all the available price details for the Mazda CX-5 at present.
2017 Honda CR-V vs 2017 Mazda CX-5: A Consumer's Decision
According to report, the 2017 Honda CR-V is already available in the market after it was officially launched in the third week of December last year. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 on the other hand will be delivered next month. It seems that the 2017 Mazda CX-5 promises a good price in addition to a new diesel engine. In the end, whether the consumers decide to hold out for the 2017 Mazda CX-5 or get the already available 2017 Honda CR-V, they still come out the winner as they get a good vehicle either way.