The Mazda CX-5 squares off in the hyper-competitive, and crowded, small crossover field.
The Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are perennial leaders, and both offer more room, and quieter interiors—albeit not by much.
We're still impressed with the CR-V, which is all new this year too, but the RAV4 boasts a new hybrid powertrain that could sway green-minded buyers.
The Chevrolet Equinox will offer a diesel powertrain too, but like the CX-5, we'll have to wait until later this year to see that.
The Ford Escape and Subaru Forester both offer bigger outputs from their turbocharged engines, something we appreciate in a class that's full of boring-to-drive crossovers.
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|2017 Mazda CX-5Browse Used Listings||2018 Chevrolet EquinoxBrowse Used Listings||2017 Ford EscapeBrowse Used Listings||2017 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2017 Subaru ForesterBrowse Used Listings||2017 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings|
|23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|Sport FWD||FWD 4-Door L w/1SM||S FWD||LX 2WD||2.5i Manual||LE FWD (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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