2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs. Honda CR-V vs. Audi Q5

2021 Mazda CX-5

Honda CR-V

Audi Q5

2021 Mazda CX-5

2021 Honda CR-V

2021 Audi Q5

Shopping for a new SUV can be intimidating when you consider the variety of models, manufacturers, and configurations on the market. However, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 from Mazda of Jackson makes it easy for Brandon drivers to get the vehicle, features, and performance they need without spending a lot of money. While the Mazda CX-5 faces tough competition with the Audi Q5 and the Honda CR-V, the Mazda CX-5 easily surpasses these rival SUVs – even earning a spot on Car And Drivers 2021 10Best list and receiving an excellent Mazda CX-5 Edmunds review.

Read our Mazda vs. Audi and Mazda vs. Honda comparison with our team below, then contact us to arrange a time to test drive the 2021 Mazda CX-5!

MAZDA vs. Honda & Audi Q5: Starting MSRP

Finding a vehicle that fits their budget is the first thing most drivers look for when they search for a new SUV. If you’re shopping for the best deal in SUV capability, performance, and available features, then the Mazda CX-5 is the model for you. With a starting MSRP of just $25,370*, the Mazda CX-5 rivals the Honda CR-V starting price of $25,350. However, with its advanced capability, superior design, and stellar performance, the Mazda CX-5 offers more to Ridgeland drivers on its base package than the Honda CR-V.

The Mazda CX-5 also offers superior savings over the Audi Q5. With a starting MSRP of $43,300, the Audi Q5 will have a much higher monthly payment and overall interest than the Mazda CX-5. Comparing the Mazda vs. Audi price shows that Mazda of Jackson customers will save much more overall when they choose the Mazda CX-5, especially when they take advantage of our new vehicle specials

MAZDA vs. Honda & Audi Q5: SUV Engine Performance

The Mazda CX-5 has a suite of features that make it an exciting vehicle to drive in Madison, but its performance is where this compact SUV really comes alive on the road. The Mazda CX-5 sports a 2.5L Skyactiv®-G engine that delivers 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque on its base model, but drivers can upgrade to a 2.5L Skyactiv®-G turbo engine that offers 250hp for increased performance behind the wheel.

2021 Mazda CX-5 Driving

While the Audi Q5 offers a slightly more powerful 2.0L 260hp engine and the Honda CR-V has a rivaling 1.5L 190hp engine, these models can’t compete with the superior handling offered by the 2021 Mazda CX-5. When driving the CX-5, drivers will immediately notice its quick throttle response when pulling away from a stop or while driving around town. The precise steering and responsive braking make for a pleasurable ride through Jackson, while the CX-5 easily cruises along curvy roads and tackles accelerating highway speeds with ease. Its firm suspension provides the driver with excellent feedback, while also dampening road noise and absorbing pavement imperfections with ease. Both CX-5 engines are paired with a perfected six-speed automatic transmission, giving the Mazda CX-5 its powerful and crisp precision as it drives, something that eludes its competitors. See how automotive critics at Edmunds reviewed the 2021 Mazda CX-5 performance below:

2021 MAZDA CX-5 Edmunds Review:

  • “This SUV boasts sleek styling and impressive handling abilities to match. It also has a top-notch interior and a strong optional turbocharged engine that wouldn’t seem out of place in a BMW. These traits have helped the CX-5 earn a place near the top of our rankings of the best small SUVs.”

Pair the superior handling and responsiveness of the Mazda CX-5 with an EPA-Estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG on its base engine, and the Mazda CX-5 easily affirms itself as a top-ranking compact SUV in its segment. 

Shop the MAZDA CX-5 at Mazda of Jackson!

As more and more drivers make the transition to SUVs, they want a vehicle that’s thoughtfully designed, practical, and offers a refined interior with an attractive price. In all these areas, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 drives ahead of its competitors, solidifying its place as a reliable and affordable SUV with an attractive design. 

Come experience the excellence of the Mazda CX-5 when you arrange a time for a test drive at our Jackson dealership. While you’re here you can learn more about the 2021 Mazda CX-5 towing capacity and discuss your financing and leasing options with our finance team. You can even save time by applying for financing today from your Brandon home! Our team looks forward to helping you find the right Mazda CX-5 for your drives through Jackson.

*MSRP excludes destination charges, tax, title, and license fees. Destination charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

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