Compare 2012 Honda CR-V vs 2012 Mazda MAZDA5 vs 2012 Toyota Prius V

2012 Honda CR-V
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2012 Mazda MAZDA5
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2012 Toyota Prius V
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
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4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $22,975 $24,025
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Sport 21 28 $19,726 $20,625
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Touring 21 28 $20,682 $21,625
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Manual Sport 21 28 $18,771 $19,625
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5-Door Wgn Five
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius v 5-Door Wgn Five 44 40 $28,058 $30,140
Prius v 5-Door Wgn Three 44 40 $25,427 $27,315
Prius v 5-Door Wgn Two 44 40 $24,716 $26,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,098
$22,975
$28,058
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,595
$24,025
$30,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$410 / month
$400 / month
$502 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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. The 2012 Toyota V wagon offers all the classic Prius hybrid virtues--low-speed electric running, top-of-class fuel economy, and interior space--in a super-sized package that still offers remarkable gas mileage ratings. We think it will do very well among Prius owners with families who need the extra space for people and stuff.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg 44 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Minivan Midsize Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 57.8 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 55.5 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.2 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.5 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.1 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 39.4 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.0 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 97.7 97.2
Third Leg Room (in)
- 30.5 -
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.9 -
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.1 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.2 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 5.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 180.5 181.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 63.6 62.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 59.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 108.3 109.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 68.9 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.9 - TBD - 67.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 5.6 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.2 27.5 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
54.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
51.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD - 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.9 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 36.7 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P205/50VR17 P215/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/70D16 T135/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P205/50VR17 P215/50R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3365 3457 3274
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 7000 157 @ 6000 98 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 4400 163 @ 4000 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21 44
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 24 42
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28 40
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.41 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 1.93 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.46 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.93 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.62 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.29 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 5 Door Wagon Wagon
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Mazda Mazda5 Toyota Prius v
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs E-type Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD - 9
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.8 4.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
- -
Side Barrier Rating
- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- -
Rollover Rating
- -

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