Lee Edwards Mazda
Sales: 877-379-1888
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2218 Louisville Ave. Monroe, LA 71201
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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Honda CR-V in West Monroe, LA

Are you in the market for a compact SUV with incredible performance capabilities and top-notch technology features? If so, then feast your eyes on the 2018 Mazda CX-5. We’ve also put it up against one of its greatest competitors – the 2018 Honda CR-V – to show you why it ultimately takes the gold. Once you’ve skimmed our comparison, come see us here at Lee Edwards Mazda to take it for an unforgettable test drive during our business hours!

Performance

Let’s kick this comparison off by talking about the performance of these two striking compact SUVs. When you step your foot to the accelerator of the Mazda CX-5, you’ll feel that power and excitement you’ve been wanting since its SKYACTIV®1 2.5L 4-cylinder engine revs out a lively 187 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque, proving it will get you to where you need to be in no time. Unfortunately, the CR-V’s 2.4L 4-cylinder engine only puts 184 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque, so you might be lacking that strength you want as you cruise and might be arriving to your final destination later than expected. Since the Mazda CX-5 provides you with an available 15.3 gallon fuel tank capacity, you won’t have to stop at the gas station often to fill up your tank. Instead, you’ll get to do a lot more cruising down Interstate 20, while saving some mean green in the long run. In the CR-V, you’ll only have a 14 gallon fuel tank capacity, so you’ll be visiting the pump a lot more than intended. You’ll also have standard push button start in the Mazda CX-5, so you won’t be fumbling around with your keys and can conveniently rev up your engine with a single press. This feature is available on the CR-V, however, only on higher trims, meaning you’ll have to spend extra money. Clearly, the Mazda CX-5 outshines the CR-V and is for all your adventures!

Technology

Both of these compact SUVs come with great technology features to keep you connected, however, the Mazda CX-5 takes things up a notch. You’ll see a color display in the center console of both, but the 2018 Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, which allows you to access your apps, phone book, and playlists with the tap of a finger or with the multifunctional Commander control. In the CR-V, you’ll only have a 5-inch LCD screen when choosing your media with the option to upgrade to a 7-inch touchscreen. When you’re traveling with your best friend or significant other in the Mazda CX-5, both of you will get to charge your phones at the same time since you’ll have two USB ports. Or,  when you’re driving solo, you can charge more than one device at the same time! Sadly, in the CR-V, you’ll just have a single USB port2, meaning you’ll have to take turns charging your phone with your front passenger.

These models are also equipped with some great driver-assistive advancements to keep you attentive when you’re cruising, but there are some differences. In the Mazda CX-5 you’ll have standard Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring3, which will alert you if there’s a vehicle in your blind zone when you’re attempting to switch lanes so you can make the change safely. This feature is available in the CR-V, however, not on the standard trim. When you’re reversing in the Mazda CX-5, the standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert3 is there to warn you if an oncoming vehicle is about to cross your path. Once again, this feature is an available option on higher trims of the CR-V. Finally, when you’re cruising around in heavy traffic in the Mazda CX-5 at low-speeds, you can count on the Smart City Brake Support4 to keep tabs on the vehicle in front of you and apply more pressure when braking to avoid an accident from happening. Sadly, you won’t find this feature on the CR-V, showing that the Mazda CX-5 is one step ahead of the CR-V and will be your protector in times of need!

We hope our comparison of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Honda CR-V in West Monroe, LA, has proved the Mazda CX-5 is the clear winner! All you have to do now is come down to Lee Edwards Mazda to witness all of its other impressive features. You can find us at 2218 Louisville Ave. in Monroe, LA, and we look forward to your visit!


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Testimonials

Great Service!

Leigh Anne Adams
6-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Love my Mazda and great service!

Pleasant and Knowledgeable!

Julia Whitley
5-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My experience with Mr. Jeff was pleasant and knowledgeable.

Very friendly and helpful!

Lena R.
5-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very friendly and helpful!

Always great service!

Nancy W.
5-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always great service!

Best service department in the area!

Curtis R.
4-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very great place with the best service department in the area!

Highly recommend!

Todd W.
3-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great dealership. Great people. Highly recommend

Awesome

Mason G.
2-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Awesome and knowledgeable staff. I have bought several vehicles from the Edwards family over the years and will continue to.

Great Service

Sherry R.
12-31-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service, very helpful and nice people.

Enjoying my Mazda

Michelle T.
9-12-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always a great experience. They got me back on the road enjoying my Mazda!

Great Personnel

James E.
6-1-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very_Very helpful associates & great personnel.

Great Service

Leatha M.
5-31-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I love the service department ! Always great service , friendly people! The main thing is they never tell me I need something when I don’t!!

5 Stars

Dawn H.
5-11-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Four time Mazda owner and Lee Edwards always treats us right! Go see Johnny Ellen!

Service

Jenna R.
5-11-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service department!

Customer Testimonials

Romona
5-10-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We had an awesome buying experience with great people and a awesome sales person Chris We are thankful for all the hard work they did for us to make it happen...

Beyond Great

Dominic C.
5-9-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I’ve had my Mazda for 3 months now and the Service department was beyond great, oil change only took 30 min, and first oil change is free, very friendly staff, very impressed, will continue to bring my Mazda here.

Friendly

James E.
2-3-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

User friendly sales team

Knowledgeable and Professional

Cathy P.
1-24-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I would never shop anywhere else. Everyone who works there is knowledgeable and professional. They provide outstanding service and performance.

Awesome

Ramona E.
1-7-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We had a awesome buying experience with great people and a awesome sales person Chris We are thankful for all the hard work they did for us to make it happen

1st car

Jaunita M.
6-8-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I go here to get my car worked on and I trust them to do the job. I bought my first car from them.

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Awards

Award
10Best Trucks and SUVs (2018 Model)
- Car And Driver

Award
Best Buy: Compact Crossover/SUVs (2018 Model)
- Consumer Guide Automotive

Award
Best Car Brand (2018 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Compact Crossover (2018 Model)
- Good Housekeeping

Award
Best Small SUV (2018 Model)
- Daily News Autos

Award
Best SUVs for the Money: Finalist (2018 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Vehicles By Class: Compact SUVs (2018 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

Award
Brand Image Awards: Best Performance Brand (2018 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Brand Image Awards: Best Styling Brand (2018 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Driver's Choice Award: Best Small Utility (2018 Model)
- MotorWeek

Award
Editors Choice Awards: SUVs and Crossovers (2018 Model)
- Car And Driver

Award
Green SUV of the Year: Finalist (2018 Model)
- Green Car Journal

Award
Readers Choice: Utility Vehicle of the Year (2018 Model)
- AutoGuide.com

Award
SUV of the Year: Contender (2018 Model)
- Motor Trend

Award
Top Safety Pick - Small SUVs (2018 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Award
Utility Vehicle of the Year (2018 Model)
- AutoGuide.com

Award
World Car of the Year Finalist: Top 3 (2018 Model)
- World Car of the Year

Additional Vehicle Information

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Honda CR-V in West Monroe, LA

Interior of the 2018 Mazda CX-5

Conveniently Control Your Technology As You Cruise!

Top Photo: 2018 Mazda CX-5 with optional equipment shown.

Sales Hours

877-379-1888
Monday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Mazda CX-5 SUV FWD Early Release

Overall
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Front Crash Overall
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Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
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Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III SULEV30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

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Features

Features

  • Exterior
  • Safety
  • Mechanical
  • Technology
  • Interior
  • Comfort

Exterior

Roof

Moonroof / Sunroof tilt/slide, one-touch open/close, anti-trapping, power glass, sliding sunshade

Lights

Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lights LED
Headlights cornering, auto high beam dimmer, LED, auto delay off, auto on/off, self-leveling
Taillights LED

Exterior Features

Exhaust tip color metallic
Front bumper color body-color
Mirror color body-color
Door handle color body-color
Rear spoiler roofline
Rear spoiler color body-color
Grille color black with chrome accents
Rear bumper color body-color
Fender lip moldings black
Exhaust dual tip
Window trim chrome
Rocker panel color black

Tires and Rims

Spare tire size temporary
Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Spare tire mount location inside
Spare wheel type steel
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Windows

Rear wiper intermittent, with washer
Window defogger rear
Front wipers speed sensitive, variable intermittent, rain sensing
Power windows safety reverse
Rear privacy glass

Doors

Liftgate window fixed
Rear door type power liftgate

Safety

Mechanical

Technology

Interior

Comfort

Specs

Warranty

Current Inventory

There are currently no New 2018 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 4dr SUV in inventory

Disclaimer

*All pricing and details are believed to be accurate, but we do not warrant or guarantee such accuracy. The prices shown above may vary from region to region, as will incentives, and are subject to change. Vehicle information is based off standard equipment and may vary from vehicle to vehicle. Call or email for complete vehicle information. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. Prices and payments do not include tax, titles, tags, finance charges, documentation charges, emissions testing charges, or other fees required by law, vehicle sellers or lending organizations.

Based on EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

While every effort has been made to ensure display of accurate data, the vehicle listings within this website may not reflect all accurate vehicle items. Accessories and color may vary. All inventory listed is subject to prior sale. The vehicle photo displayed may be an example only. Vehicle Photos may not match exact vehicles. Please confirm vehicle price with Dealership. See Dealership for details.

1. SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY is a registered trademark of Mazda Motor Corporation.

2. The USB interface is used for playback of MP3, WMA or AAC music files from digital audio players and other USB devices, as well as smartphone data transfer on designated Smartphone/Audio Interface ports. Some USB devices and files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

3.Always check your mirrors. Be aware of the traffic around you. There are limitations to the range and detection of the system. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.

4. Smart City Brake Support operates under certain low-speed conditions between about 2 and 18 mph. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving.  Factors including movement and shape of the object in front of the vehicle, weather and road conditions can all impact automatic brake control and collision warning. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.