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2013 Mazda CX-5

2013 Honda CR-V

  2013 Mazda CX-5 road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, April 2012 2013 Honda CR-V 2WD 5dr EX-L w/Navi Angular Rear Exterior View
MSRP
$20,995
$22,795
Invoice $20,396 $21,413
MPG
City/Highway
25/35 22/31
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive and modern crossover with great handling and surprising space, but sluggish acceleration. Read Full Review The 2013 Honda CR-V hits all the right marks for cost-conscious families—with its interior layout and safety ratings both best-in-class—although it doesn't feel as sprightly as former CR-V models. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Smart, sporty styling
  • Excellent, neutral handling
  • Seating height halfway between car and truck
  • Good rear-seat space and access
  • Base Sport model decently equipped

Dislikes:

  • Engine lacks power when you need it
  • Hard acceleration gets noisy
  • Rear quarter vision minimal
  • Six airbags seems sub-par these days

Likes:

  • Comfortable seating and ride
  • Quiet, refined cabin
  • Easy-fold rear seatback
  • Simple, tasteful dash layout
  • Bluetooth connectivity is standard

Dislikes:

  • Bland exterior
  • Unimpressive interior trims
  • Unsettled steering feel
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