The 2020 Honda CR-V has decent chops. It’s by no means an unlikeable driving experience. However, the 2020 CX-5 is so mind-boggling fun to drive that the 2020 CR-V just doesn’t hold up. This comes as no surprise to those familiar with the Mazda pedigree. Their vehicles are known for their unbeatable handling, and the CX-5 is no exception. Whether you’re driving the AWD or FWD variant, the CX-5 is responsive, poised, and capable. It can handle tough conditions and roughshod roads just as easily as it can stop-and-go city driving and long stretches of interstate. Those looking for a little more spunk can opt for the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It putts out a whopping 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.
Awards and Accolades
The Mazda CX-5 was on both the 2019 and 2020 Car and Driver “10Best” list. It snagged the “Best Crossover” spot both times. US News and World Report named Mazda as the “Best Car Brand” for 2020, making it the fifth consecutive year that the automaker has received the title. Other organizations have given the 2020 Mazda CX-5 similar praise.
Come test drive the 2020 CX-5 at Capistrano Mazda.