Test Drive a Mazda Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester Go Head-to-Head for Your Family's Affection

For a vehicle to survive kid-schlepping chaos, it must inherent certain dependable traits. Safety, space and longevity take precedence amongst parents with a crew of rowdy little ones, and while many crossover and SUVs suffice, none keep in cadence with bustling families quite like the Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester; all three transports stand as valuable picks, excelling in all things family.

The common conundrum, however, is the fact that you, as the parent, can't take home all three. You must decide which of these well-crafted models is the better choice for your lifestyle, and though we at Mazda of Milford are partial to the Mazda CX-5, we understand you need reassurance before hopping behind the wheel; that's why we have done some research on our end, placing the base trim of all three models side-by-side. In doing so, we hope to clarify some reasons why you might choose to pursue the Mazda CX-5.

Take a look at our comparisons below to discover why you should drive away in a new Mazda CX-5:

The Mazda CX-5 vs the Honda CR-V

  • Keeping in cadence with tight budgets, the Mazda CX-5 boasts a lesser starting price.
  • Do you need to tow a trailer? You are better off with the Mazda CX-5 and its 2,000-pound maximum towing capacity than the Honda CR-V and its 1,500-pound maximum towing capacity.
  • Though both models are available with all-wheel drive, the Mazda CX-5 helps strengthen its all-terrain capabilities with its greater ground clearance.
  • We know looks aren't everything, but the Honda CR-V is unsurprisingly conservative and blocky. That's probably not the look Hamden drivers are going for. The Mazda CX-5 takes style to the next level thanks to its subtle lines and precise headlight shape.
  • The Honda Sensing suite, which includes advanced technologies like forward-collision warning and lane-keeping assist, is only standard on EX trim levels and higher. The CX-5 includes forward-collision warning and low-speed automatic emergency braking on any model you opt for.
  • With its smaller turning radius, the Mazda CX-5 can make tighter turns and maneuver into small parking spots better than the Honda CR-V.

The Mazda CX-5 vs the Subaru Forester

  • With its innovative SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, the Mazda CX-5 can not only claim to be a spirited ride but makes a conscious effort to minimize its carbon footprint by offering plenty fuel savings--and more savings than the Subaru Forester at that.
  • The Mazda CX-5 once again ensures you leave nothing behind with its greater maximum towing capability.
  • Subaru decided to discontinue last year's 2018 turbo engine-so if performance was a main selling point for you, you may want to consider the Mazda.
  • The Forester Sport trim level adds on orange and black accents that add to its overall appearance. Although these look nice, those small changes barely changed its personality or performance features.
  • To appease the modern New Haven driver, the Mazda CX-5 offers more standard technologies like its SMS text message audio delivery and reply.
  • The Mazda CX-5 is all about passenger comfort, and with its greater rear legroom, it helps keep even the tallest and rowdiest passengers at ease.

Purchase or Lease the Family-Friendly Mazda CX-5 at Mazda of Milford

Are you convinced the Mazda CX-5 is the route you wish to take? Then consider joining us here at our Milford Mazda dealership, where we proudly serve the greater Bridgeport, Fairfield, and Trumbull communities. We're proud to have an extensive new Mazda CX-5 inventory and look forward to seeing you soon for a test drive. If you have any additional questions about our inventory, please give us a call, contact us online, or stop by and see us in person.