2022 Mazda CX-5 vs. Its Competition

2022 Mazda CX-5
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

Compact crossovers proliferate like interstates across America, utilitarian but mostly unexciting.

At its best, the CX-5 competes in size and style to the winning Volvo XC40.

If size is a priority, skip them both and check out the Volkswagen Tiguan, which is big enough to wedge in a third row, or the smart packaging of the Honda CR-V, which can be had as a Hybrid.

The Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 are sold with both hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, with the RAV4 Prime outperforming the rest of the class.

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Quick Specs
6.7
The 2022 Mazda CX-5 prioritizes style and handling over more familiar crossover traits like roominess.
7.0
The 2022 Ford Escape brings hybrid excellence and middling seat and interior quality to a hotly competitive class.
6.5
A perennial bestseller, the 2022 Honda CR-V charms with its roominess, comfort, efficiency, and safety ratings.
6.7
The 2022 Toyota RAV4 lives up to its meat-and-potatoes hype, but the Prime serves up green-car red meat.
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A tech infusion upgrades the 2022 Tiguan, while maintaining the compact crossover’s spacious cabin.
7.0
The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a high-personality compact crossover with plenty of features for the money.
MSRP From     
$25,900$26,010$26,400$26,525$26,295$33,700
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
2.5 S AWDS FWDLX 2WDLE FWD (SE)2.0T S FWDT4 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555575
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
i-ACTIV AWD Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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