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2012 Mazda MAZDA5

2012 Honda CR-V

  2012 Mazda MAZDA5 4-door Wagon Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Honda CR-V
Invoice $18,771 $21,132
21/28 22/31
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Bottom Line The nimble and fuel-efficient 2012 Mazda5 appeals to parents who don’t mind being seen in a minivan but don’t want to feel like they’re driving one. Read Full Review The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs. Read Full Review
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  • Taut but absorbent ride
  • Reassuring, communicative steering
  • Handles with the verve of a hot hatch
  • Standard manual gearbox


  • Short, flat front seats
  • Road noise
  • Primitive audio, no USB
  • Bluetooth only on top trims


  • Very comfortable seating
  • Excellent one-pull folding backseat
  • Simple, tasteful dash layout
  • Quiet, refined cabin
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity


  • Steering feel
  • Bland, slightly evolved exterior
  • Unimpressive interior materials
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