I am looking into opinions of crv-user who has long time to useSince this is a Honda CR-V website, you probably won't get a lot of Mazda CX-5 recommendations.
I did a Google search on "honda cr-v vs mazda cx-5" which found lots of sites that did comparisons of the two.
Well.. in this case you will have to separate some wheat from some chaff. Some owners have struggled with abnormal oil dilution for example and are very sour on the current gen5 CRVs. Others have had no issues with abnormal oil dilution at all. Honda has released a TSB update to address this and slow cabin heating.. and again... some owners claim it did not work, or made things worse and others say the fix worked. We have an extensive thread on this in the forum here you can read through if you have time and inclination. By the way.. apparently the CX-5 also has some oil dilution issues as well. https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123865030-Oil-dilution Basically... all direct injection engines cause some dilution of oil with fuel, but in most cases a properly working engine purges it and it is considered normal behavior.I am looking into opinions of crv-user who has long time to use
I am going to buy a suv for my family, and still so confussed in selection between CR-V and CX5.
Do you have some advises for me? why I should buy CRV? what is better than CX5?
Tks and regards,
If you felt turbo lag in the CX-5 with the 2.5T, something was wrong with it. Seriously, try another one! There has not been a single legitimate review that mentions that. We've had our Sig for 7 months and have never experienced it. Now, if space is a concern, I could see the CX-5 not making the cut....
... We learned you have to step up to the Grand Touring Reserve to get a turbo charger. On paper, this looks good, but there is also still a turbo lag. Its worse than the CRV and much worse than the Tiguan.
The 2.0l turbo in the RDX is anything, but "anemic"....
Or I'd check out the 2nd generation Acura RDX, maybe a certified pre-owned that is only a couple of years old. I don't trust the turbo engine so I personally would avoid the new 3rd generation RDX. But the resale value on the RDX isn't as good as the CR-V, so that is good news for used car buyers. It also has a V6, not an anemic 4-cylinder.
The old adage still rings true with me--there's no replacement for displacement. ? I've owned a turbo in the past and had fun, but it's still no replacement for a V6 or V8, especially in a "truck." When towing or hauling (either/or may be in my future), a larger engine will handle it easier. Remember that a turbo in boost mode is putting a lot of strain on internal moving engine parts, and creating a lot of heat due to the turbo spooling up so fast.The 2.0l turbo in the RDX is anything, but "anemic".