Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4: 2019 Compact-SUV Comparison Test

Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4: 2019 Compact-SUV Comparison Test

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Outside. Of pickup trucks small. Crossover, SUVs, are the most popular, class of vehicles, considering. How versatile, convenient. And easy to drive they are it's really no surprise. Last year we pitted our favorites at the Honda CRV and Mazda, cx-5 against, the sales leading, Toyota, rav4 but, that really wasn't such a fair fight considering, the rav4 was just about to be redesigned, this. Year the rav4 is the new kid on the block while. The Mazda hond have gotten some key updates that means this, battle should be closer than ever before as always. You can get more information and great. Deals on these three vehicles and all of their competitors at, Also. We've got more comparison, videos coming up so make sure to subscribe but. Back to these three we've, got the Toyota the Mazda and the Honda all have, an MSRP, between, 35, and $38,000. All, three, seat five offer all-wheel. Drive and come with a full suite of active, driver safety aides but which one does it best let's, meet our fighters. This. Is the Honda CRV in touring trim it's friendly, and predictable, but is it stellar or a sneeze, err oh, wait. I forgot to tell you what's new on the Honda it now comes with a volume. The. Last time we ran this test the mazda cx5 got big points for performance, and refinement. This, time around it gets a new turbocharged. Engine, as well as a tough signature, trim those. Promised more power and luxury, than ever before. Well. Brace yourselves, because this is the 2019. Toyota, rav4, limited, all-wheel, drive, for 2019. Toyota, completely, redesigned, the rav4 from, the ground up it's more powerful has, more technology, and more off-road, capability. But, more than that it's got way more attitude, both, inside, and out. Still. The old rav4, lost. The comparison, test last time around does this redesign give the rav4 the edge it needs to win let's, find out, when. It comes to bragging rights the Mazda cx-5 is the most powerful in the bunch with 250. Horsepower the. Toyota rav4 is next with 203, horses and the CRV is third with only 190, but. What's in a number when. We tested the car zero to sixty times at the Edmunds track the cx-5 was quickest that's no surprise but the rav4 took, a whopping 8.9 seconds, to hit 60 well the CRV did it in only 7.9. Power. Isn't, everything obviously, the numbers don't, tell the whole story to find out how these cars stack up we're gonna have to drive them in their natural habitats, this. Suburbs, let's, hit the road. We'll, Ilana. This. Is the Mazda cx-5 which I consider the prettiest, the, best driving of the bunch for, a number, of reasons it's got more power and, I, think. The suspension, is just tuned a little more sporty, do, you think that the, sportiness and the power makes you feel more like a dad or more like you're on a road trip with your super, attractive, and fun friends I don't, know how to answer number. Two, yeah. It does, it doesn't feel like I'm, sacrificing. Driving.

Engagement For. The convenience of driving an SUV how. Do you feel about that upgraded, engine though do you think that's worth the extra money it's a pretty big price bump I don't see, a big enough difference between, that and the base engine the, base engine already has plenty of punch I think, feels like they have aimed for. Luxury. A little more than sport, like a premium, feel the engine just doesn't, have a, very, sporty, response, even though it's strong the, Mazda is fast. But. It, really wants you to know that it's working hard for it like it's like I am going to be very loud about this it doesn't sound terrible. Though it almost has that weird, Subaru, flutter here, we go. Right, it doesn't sound like you're hurting the engine that sounds decent it's almost at the point where it encourage you to drive just, a little bit harder but, it does sort, of sound like it's going like wow. This. Is a nice looking interior, you, are paying. More for it in this car Mazda. Is making this push to be more, of an entry-level luxury brand, and you know what the materials, quality I think is better than the other two I like. The design it's less cluttered, you know are you gonna buy this against an Audi probably, not so. I have two USBs, under, my elbow hey, Alana how many USBs do you have back there I don't. See any trick. It's. Behind you it's in that center. Armrest you have to flip it down and, that's. Also where the seat heater, controls, are which seems like a really bad place for both you. Aren't lying all, right good. How's. Comfort. Wise back there if we were going a long distance I would prefer to be on one of the side seats because there's a big hump in the floor here and it. Makes it sort of awkward there's nobody else in here so it's fine right now but I wouldn't want to be in here with, other people or with car, seats how's the comfort up there well. You're pretty particular about seat comfort look I am they're pretty supportive they're, a little narrower than they need to be a little more sport. Oriented but, the, support is good and the cushioning is pretty good I mean I like. Sitting in the Mazda it's one I can sit in every day it. Really does feel like more of a four passenger vehicle. Though with the placement, of the seat heaters and USB ports and sort, of the narrowness of that back seat just, doesn't feel like it's meant to carry five people, which might be a reason why I like it I like smaller, cars I like cars that feel like it's wrapping around you're, almost wearing them and this, certainly has that feel. Three cars in this test this is the one I would take if I was going on a road trip with my friends it, just feels like most adult, fun car yeah, this is also the car with the best stereo, in the group which, means that when I get sick of listening to you guys talk I can just drown you out. Yeah. We're, in the Honda CRV and mark before we started this test you told me that I was gonna be surprised by the Honda yes you, were right everything. About it is better than I expected it to be the performance the, comfort even the styling, outside and inside is, just not, as soul-sucking. As I associate, with small, SUVs and we. Have this conversation marriage, so you can keep tabs on the Rugrats in the back that's, good I need supervision stop, that. The, biggest surprise for me though was. It, actually moves out I mean I'm, not gonna look crazy I'm not gonna say it's fast but, it is considerably. Faster than I was expecting it to be but it's only a second. Slower to 60 than the much more powerful cx-5. And it. Has a CVT, which generally. Have a tendency, to suck, the life out of any car it's. Impressive how they tuned it how they engineered it it just works I think, that if you put somebody in this car and you had them guess the powertrain they would never say 1.5. Liter turbo, 4 with a CVT but, handling, wise I mean not, that it's a priority, for a lot of people how does it feel behind the wheel it's. Certainly not scary, I mean you're not gonna worry about driving. On a twisty, roads like oh man I've got to slow down to like 30 miles an hour and you know everyone behind me is gonna be mad as, far as right quality though I really, like it it's smooth it's got the right amount of compliance to soak.

Up All the bumps this, is just a much nicer ride quality, oh yeah I mean comfort. Is probably the first word I would think of to describe this the seats, are big and plush they're, supportive. Enough, I, really. Think SUV, manufacturers. Tend to err on the side of making the seats like really stiff like oh man everybody wants to be in a sports car and it's like nope nope I want to feel like I'm in a recliner I want. The car to be quiet and, I want everything to be soft and gentle speaking, of quiet the floor. Yeah, it doesn't sound bad it does not as nice and engine note as the cx-5, but, it, doesn't sound like you're hurt in the car I also, don't think it's very loud I mean, that was floored and if I have music on I don't even think he'd hear it okay, well how's the back seat the back, seat in here is I mean there's a lot of space back here I actually, think the side seats are really comfortable the. Center seat is wide. Enough, I actually think you could fit, three people across, here especially if, you're dealing with kids, this, is actually, a five, person SUV, for a family. Among. The many things that are easy in the Honda visibility. Is one there's plenty of room to see around the front pillars the, rear window is big and you could see out even if there were three people in the back seat talking. About surprises in the CRV I expected, it to cost, more than it does I did. Too and this is the top trim and it comes in just a few hundred dollars under the rav4 which means both of them are, a couple thousand, dollars less than the Mazda it's impressive you get a lot for that money yeah, and I mean it's really practical, there's, a lot of smart, solutions, and and thoughtful, design it's a car, that does. Everything you need it to it really helps you get, everything that you need to do done, but, it actually goes a little bit above and beyond that mission, it's it's a little nicer than just practical, yeah it solves, all of your problems and, it's a little bit fun. Welcome. To the rav4, this. Is completely. Redesigned, for 2019. So it's the newest vehicle in the bunch it's, also in some ways the oldest, the rav4 was, really the vehicle that started. This small SUV, craze it's. Clearly, changed, a lot since then for starters, it is much. Bigger in here it's huge in here actually I mean I know you meant that the whole car was bigger but it. Is, impossible for a front seat to be too big like I feel like I'm bouncing around, I actually. Am totally, fine back here I've got a ton of room, underneath the seat I my, knees aren't banging, into, anything and Alana's, seat has actually moved further, back than what she normally needs, I. Totally. Fine back here but that said I didn't, go on the Rav 48, tour so, I'm probably, not the best person to talk about long, distance comfort, yes. Ilana and I each, took a turn driving, a RAV 48, across, all 48 contiguous states, in just seven days which. Meant we spent a lot of uninterrupted, time sitting, in these seats a, lot, of the things that came up are still. Things that are coming up. Yeah. I mean obviously the. Weazy engine, you know and I actually, had issues with seat, comfort in this car on a long drive, I found the front passenger seat just a little uncomfortable these, headrests, are sort of aggressive from, the three cars we have here today this, has got to be my least favorite to sit in for a long time one of the things that, going on a long road trip in winter meant for testing this car is that we got to see what it was like in snow and ice, yeah, I mean it handled all of that stuff fine you know the vehicle sort of is the only one of this group that makes any, even, nod towards, being off-road, capable, even in this street. Oriented. Feature. Filled, version, you get a terrain. Select, knob you have a button specifically. For a snow, mode in the car and, it handles those things perfectly. Fine but. We're talking really, light off-roading, do you feel like the big weakness is brown clearance, or do you feel like the big weakness, is the fact that it can barely make it up a paved hill.

The. Fact that you get all that torque way up high in the rev range and there's, no low-range. Gearbox in, here means this is not. At all a serious off-road er let's. See what happens when you actually stand on this car. And. You can. You, can hear, and feel, the, shifts, are just sort of slow, and a little slushy it's not the best transmission. I feel. Bad I feel bad for this car I think it's embarrassed, there is a solution. To, the problem of this engine fortunately, for about 800, bucks over a regular all-wheel drive model you can get the rav4 hybrid, which makes a bunch more torque and the electric motor is actually fill, in some of that low-end, torque that you miss and. You get 40 miles to the gallon it, is an amazing, deal and I, think if you were gonna buy one of these that's. The one that you get of. Course most people want. One. Nice thing about the rav4 it actually has the best visibility of all three, the pillars are relatively, narrow and they're places that they don't, get in the way of your view has, nice big mirrors, it's got a big view out the back it, even has in this, trim a camera, mirror, just, in case you've packed, the back up with so much stuff that the regular mirror won't work I. Definitely. Think the rav4 is one of those vehicles where, it. Was first, to the market it has a great reputation people, still, believe, in that great reputation, and when you actually get in the new one. Got. Laurels they're being rested on. The, Mazda cx-5 is, gorgeous. On the outside but it's also really, nice on the inside too it's. My choice as far as refinement. In luxury go if you look at the design it's, simple. But elegant it, also gets my vote for the best infotainment, system, and I use those quite a bit sure. Apple, carplay evens, the playing field some but this. Is the only one when these knobs here that we've become accustomed to from BMW Audi and, Mercedes but. It's also a touchscreen and that's, great because apple.

Carplay It lends itself to being a touchscreen, technology. Is also well represented because, it has a head-up display that, makes it unique among this. Group it allows. You to keep, your eyes on the road but still see all the vital information you, need including, navigation. Turn-by-turn, prompts, speed, limit signs it, all puts, it right there right in front of your view. Materials. Quality is excellent. Throughout. It, fights. Well above its weight class, when it comes to the interior everything. That you touch is nice. Soft touch material, and it's well grained and it has excellent, stitching, throughout with Mazda eyeing the entry-level, luxury market. This, is a really, promising, start. When. It comes to interior storage however it's. Not at the top of its game I actually think the rav4 and CRV. Beat it but I do, have more, than enough space for my, stuff if I, had a car, full of people that, might be a little challenging, there. Isn't a wireless, charging pad unfortunately. You have two USB ports under, here to. Moderate, release size cup holders and the. Bins, and the doors you. Can put a decent size water ball in there but not, much else when. It comes to visibility, the cx-5 is a little, bit challenged, this. Roof, pillar here in front is pretty, thick, that, means in a really sharp left turn you kind of have to Bob your head back, and forth to see past it another. Bright spot in technology. Is the, driver assistance, features that, the cx-5, has it. Doesn't have more than the others but I can, ten that it's better tune I didn't. Get any false alarms, for, a frontal collision or for lane keep assist and, the. Other assistance, like the adaptive, cruise control is full, range all the way down to a stop. Even. Better it, reacts, more, like I Drive, it just drives nice and smooth in a. Logical, manner that the, rav4 seems, to be challenged, by even, more. Toyota. Definitely, gave the, interior, of the rav4 an, upgrade, in terms of design, personality. And material. Quality everywhere. You look the design is solid, there's some, contrasting. Colors and textures, most. Of what you touch is soft. Touch padded. Materials, there are definitely. Still hard plastics, around to bump into but. It's. Not that objectionable, in this class it's, also nice they've added some rubberized. Knobs these, chunky. Climate, control knobs and the the chunky grab handles, on the door, interior. Storage space is. Interesting. It's, not as, good as the CRV, it's a little better than the, cx-5. You, get a big, tray for your cell phone on higher trim levels it's a wireless charging pad which some people really like the. Center console box is relatively, small but to make up for that you have these nice, little shelves, that, are placed around the cabin that neither of the other vehicles, have they're big, enough for a cell phone they're pretty useful something.

Else I'd point out that I like in this, vehicle versus, the other two is the really, big sunroof. There's a lot of light that comes in through that this. Is a top, trim vehicle. So you'd expect all, the goodies on this and it has stuff like dual zone climate control, with. A separate, cutoff for the backseat, you have heated, seats and of course the technology features, one. Thing you don't get is a heated steering wheel you also don't, get ventilated. Seats which you can get on that cx-5, even, on the base trim you get a pretty good set of active, safety features this. Car has the whole package it has adaptive, cruise control and lane keep assist, those. Features work ok if, at speed, but once you get into stop and go traffic it, just doesn't know how to behave it, wants to leave a lot of room between the. Rav4 and the vehicle in front overall. It doesn't, behave, the way that you'd want, when you're in stop-and-go traffic one. Thing this vehicle offers that, the other two don't is Lane centering, now what that does is it tries to keep you centered. In the lane rather than sort of ping-ponging. Back and forth between the lane markers, like with regular lane keep assist, it's. A system that works well at speed but when I'm driving around town or on my commute I just, want it turned off because. It is always, beeping. At you loses. Track of the right lane it beeps at you it drops out of lane centering too regularly and keep it beeps at you it goes back it beeps at you loses, track to the left lane it beeps, at you you drift a little too far it beeps at you every once in a while it gets you a false positive and beeps, at you it just, is always making. Noise. It's. One of those things that's kind of nice to have on a long freeway, cruise but, when I'm driving around the, city or when I'm on my commute I just, want it turned off, Toyota. Gave this a pretty big infotainment, screen you get a volume, knob and a tuning knob unlike, the CRV, you, get hard buttons so it's easy to navigate, between the different menus that you want to use. Unfortunately. It's just not the easiest system overall, it, doesn't look fantastic the. The graphics, look a little low resolution, and dated and some. Of the functions, are a little harder to access, than I'd like it took me a little while to figure out how to pair bluetooth on my phone and sadly. The rav4 only. Offers, apple, carplay and not Android, auto which, means about 50% of smartphone users are, out, in the cold you can download the, Entune, connected, app that, gives you a little, bit more, functionality. But it's not, the easiest thing to use I would, rather just use. Bluetooth, and then I guess. Rely, on the kind, of lame nav in this car they. Came to this generation, after the, CRV, and cx-5. So they had an opportunity to leapfrog them, and instead, what they've done is make something that's fine. It gets the job done it does, things you need to do there, one, or two nice things it's a little bit more rugged and off-road e you can get the hybrid version beyond. That what you have here is a vehicle that just doesn't. Seem to offer as much as its competitors the. SI, rvs biggest strength in its interior is the, use of space there's so much of it the, console is really low so it doesn't get in your upper body area lots, of room for your elbows lots of room for your passenger, the, console doesn't come out too far so it doesn't hit your knees just. In general the driving position is comfortable and it gives you a lot of room all around you the materials. Are a mix of soft coverings, and hard, plastics, which, is pretty much to be expected in a car at this price range everywhere. You're actually touching. It's. Pretty nice and squishy the. Thing Honda has going for it is not just that there's a lot of space but it makes smart use of it the console, is divided into specific and convenient, little cubbies including. A sliding tray that you can put your phone on or, you can tuck it away where the USB ports are even. Though I like the design of the center stack I think Honda made some weird choices about where it put some of the controls like the economy button, is huge, and over here and, the. Other driving, buttons. Like the things for your, lane watch and. The. Emergency, braking morning, that's over here it seems like all those driving things should be in the same place there's. Also this. Big screen but, only like this much of it is being, used I don't understand, that decision, I do love the fact that they added in a volume knob I mean we joke about it but this.

Is A really valuable thing I. Like. The layout of the dash on the CRV, it, has this cool design for, the fuel, gauge and for, the temperature although, it's, not super legible, so definitely, sacrificing. Style Plus, even though it has a digital dash in the middle they, got really stingy on the controls for cycling. Through that menu and, you have to switch it using this information button to say whether you're want to control the center menu or you want to control the menu on the screen it's, very confusing and. Awesome to do while you're driving the, CRV, has adaptive, cruise control and it works really well you can set it even at a very low speed you. Can change the speed that you want it to go at and I, felt like overall, the, car does a good job of, controlling, its, speed on the freeway depending. On the traffic but. It's. A very, very, small icon, on the dash that tells you when it's on and because, it's very easy to turn it off by like tapping the brake or something I feel. Like it's dangerous to not have it be more obvious I know Honda can make a really obvious warning because, when the emergency braking warning, is on it's like this big and bright orange and flashing, they, should do the same thing for when the adaptive cruise control is on, one. Of the big reasons people choose SUVs. Over sedans is how much cargo, space they offer so. Let's see how these three stack up this, CRV, easily. Fit all of our very precious, cargo and it actually could have taken more we, had the floor in the higher position, and it can be lowered a bit the. Rav4 looks, like it took almost as much but what you can't see is how much more time we spent trying to make, everything fit, the, CRV. Was just a lot easier and obviously. The, cx-5 comes, in last behind the rear seat it's more than 20%, smaller than, the CRV, and you can really see the difference. Hey. We. Have tested, them on the track and we have driven them in the suburbs I think we're ready to declare a winner well, do you want us. Well the 2019. Rav4, it's been completely redesigned and it's definitely got more attitude, and more personality, it's also the most rugged of this bunch but. It's been slipping, in terms of performance. And value and for, that reason it's both fallen down our rankings, at Edmunds and it, comes in third in this test the cx-5, remains, my choice for the power of the performance, and the luxury, but, I realize. It does have some shortcomings so, I yield, to, the CRV, way, to ruin my surprise I, mean nobody, knew what was coming next, the. CRV is good, at everything and bad at nothing so it's the big dog in our small SUV comparison, undisputed. Winner number one for, more information, on all three of these SUVs as well as its competition head, on over to, to, see more videos like this hit subscribe. And. Follow us on Facebook Instagram and Twitter and MySpace and. Livejournal. And you might come visit.

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RAV-4 by a mile. Looks best, naturally aspirated engine that will be more reliable for life, bigger, 8 speed regular transmission not cheap Honda CVT with oil sludge, and let’s be serious Mazda resale value and dealer network makes it a no go. Toyota for life for reliability and resale and looks best and drives best.

Toyota rav4 is the best

Good video. But you do get heated and air conditioning seat in the Rav4. He just have to check before you say anything.

Wow terrible attempts to be funny.

She's funny, I like her.

Honda is in my not to buy list....

Rav4 has apple car play but no android? Google is free open source.

The Toyota looks and feel way too cheap inside. All you see are rugged hard plastic, not something that I want to see or feel as a daily driver.

They really want 40 for a Rav 4

None of them can tow anything other than a little aluminum boat unlike the Hyundai Santa fe with the 2.0 turbo or the GM products with the 2.0 turbo. Granted, if you need to tow 5000 pounds then you should look at bigger rides, but if you just need to tow an 18' bass boat you don't need to jump into the next class up which gets much more expensive.

Just leased a CX-5 GT white on white today!!!

Compare the Hyundai Santa Fe

Apparently Subaru wasn't invited!!!

Hybrid Rav4 would have made more sense.

I feel badly for the people who bought a CR-V and have problems with oil dilution that Honda refuses to recall!

The RAV4 is available with heated steering wheel and ventilated seats you idiot... it would take 5 minutes to look that up before lying about it

Mazda is the best

For the money they are charging for these three, you might as well get a Kia Sorento or Telluride for the same price. A lot more SUV with 6 cylinder engine and 8 speed traditional automatic.

The seats in the Honda are hard as a rock when compared to the Toyota. Response from a stop is terrible with the CVT

Get the Mazda out of here! It’s sales numbers are nowhere near the others. Not to mention it’s hideous design.

You folks have gone mad!

Great video review. I would have to go with the CX-5 without a doubt. Superior drive and great interior are what I want when driving every day.

Next you should do Rogue vs Tiguan vs Forester vs Terrain

the CR-V's 1.5L Turbo have oil-dilution problem, MT magazine said the Rav4 was faster than CR-V for some reason lol. Limited and Trail trim have Ventilated and Heated seats w/ heated steering wheel too. Also, I heard it from somewhere that these new Toyota headunits with Entune 3.0 already have Android Auto built in, it is just a matter of updating software on it, true or not will see if you will give an update or not

Who gets a car that has a oil dilution problem with a CVT when you can save your money for a reliable ICE vehicule with great fuel economy that will outlast any other SUVs. The Mazda is like an elevated hatchback than a small CUV.

Pro car reviewer in 2019: "I didn't feel a difference between the CX-5's base engine and this turbo engine!" Me: Dislike and go watch Kelly blue book or The straight pipes

@DangerousDan It's night and day, the turbo 2.5 behaves much like a diesel with low down torque, I know because I got a diesel bmw F30 and a Mazda CX-9 2.5 turbo and a neighbor with the regular non-turbo CX-5 2.5 engine

I know right? It’s literally thier job to review cars and if they cannot tell the huge difference in torque and power delivery, let alone just the horsepower they should probably give the job to someone else. The real world performance is very noticable even in everyday driving.

To each his own... The CX5 is the clear winner to me. Unless you haul a bunch of junk around, the CX5 is much nicer inside and out. Also the most powerful by almost 50hp. They say one second difference like it's nothing. That's extra power that will come in handy when you need it. The Honda and Toyota are cars for grandmas while the CX5 is for someone who cares about style.

More important than the power, the Torque, torque is king and it has a LOT more than the other 2, if I wanted a compact SUV, it would definitely be the Mazda because of the refinement and luxury, but mostly because of the engine.

Well said and agree with you on the CX-5 being great inside and out.

I’ll rather get the Rav4. Worked at a Honda dealership as a Service Advisor and that Radio Unit freezes like crazy, customer complaints about rattling noises from the front end, the safety aid systems go crazy every once in a while and other electric issues that plague Hondas. CVT’s area very unreliable after 60k miles and tend to get really vague and droning. Toyota is more reliable and buying a 35k up SUV, I want reliability. For me, Toyota or Mazda will be the pick...

Mazda also had turning headlamps. Not many know that

Shocking. The SUV that is the best overall package wins. The RAV4 will sell because it’s a Toyota and will be the most reliable. People on here love to jerk off to Mazda but they sell like 8 vehicles a month. They’re overpriced and lag behind the competition in what the class they compete in requires. They have the smallest cargo space and interior with the least standard features while it’s the least functional/practical overall. That’s not what suv buyers want.

@Daniel Cheng one of the reasons it wont sell it because its the least practical of the bunch. it has the smallest interior,cargo space, and the least practical overall. i think mazda needs to just go full luxury instead of this in between thing they're doing right now. its honestly not working out for them sales wise and that's where it counts, youtube comments praising the interior dont move units off dealer lots and give back money that was invested in research and development. i hope they figure out what they want to be soon.

If you actually price it out the 3, the CX-5 has the most features for the least money. $34k (if you don't get the turbo) gets you heated/cooled leather seats, heads up display, and adaptive headlights. The only thing a fully loaded RAV4 gets you is a 360 camera, panoramic sunroof, and parking sensors but that's $40k But you're right, Mazda won't sell many CX-5s and people will buy the RAV4 without test driving the competition.

I'll take a 2019 VW Tiguan SEL R-Line Black thank you very much.

What do you mean the RAV4 is last it has so many more features than the other SUVS

@Josh Miller again.. the majority of people looking for an SUV are not looking for one that has a sporty driving style which is why mazda made it less sporty compared to the last generation. priority for this class is not driving feel believe it or not. styling is subjective from person to person. some people want the rugged look of the rav or the balanced crv.. as i mentioned earlier, the only thing it has going for it is the interior.

@Fadic4 It drives better, looks better and the interior is MUCH nicer (almost luxury), but if cargo room is your biggest need then get the others.

How? It’s overpriced. It Has the smallest cargo space, smallest interior space, least standard features. The 1 thing it has going for it is the interior, but the interior doesn’t alone doesn’t out weigh all the other negatives.

RAV4 looks the best by far too

Have to go with Mazda for looks.

RAV4 wins for me all the way

The CRV felt cheap and plastic when I tried it out. The CX-5 and RAV4 felt much “nicer” inside. That’s a factor that’s hard to measure but caused me to rule out the CRV right after I tested it.

So you should have compared the Rav4 hybrid. It's only about $800 more than its comparable model, has much better acceleration, and gets 40mpg combined.

Upgrade to 4K cameras. Stop being so cheap and improve your video quality.

Are you watching this on a 4K tv? Come on dude, video is great compared to most youtube crap videos.

My pick for a family of 2 1. CX-5 2. RAV 4 3. CR-V

CX-5 all the way for me too.

1. RAV4 Hybrid XSE

Why are u guys always biased to the RAV, mine has a heated seat and you can see the ventilated seat controls right there. If I was going for sportiness,, Mazda and if I had a family RAV 4 wins, and I have a family, so I picked the RAV. CRV isn't there for me cos I hate CVT's. Every review have seen, have praised the RAV only you guys hate on that car for no reason. It almost seems as if Honda paid you guys for this. Despite the bashing it still is the best seller and I've seen a lot around.

@Elton Elzee BS! I went on a press trip a few years back and stayed at a normal hotel, got zero gifts. Know folks in the industry as well and can't think of one that got expensive gifts. I have see travel paid for, but they did that for all media attending the event.

@Josh Miller True, while they don't get paid for reviews, they do get expensive gifts and plush hotel rooms for automobile launches.

Best seller doesn't always mean best car. There is brand loyalty, price and other considerations. They don't get paid for their reviews, so don't try and use that to justify your favorite not getting top pick.

Auto journalists probably get lured more by the other automakers to drive up sales, but regular people know what's best.....let them show you the sale numbers....I dare them!

The RAV4 getting the job done and ‘just’ being a honest to goodness good car is what makes it so popular. It’s a good car and offers enough variations to keep things interesting. Space is plenty, features are generous (you can get a heated wheel and cooled seats if you want) and it’s attractive enough. Despite this review, the RAV4 would be (and actually will be) the car I choose (RAV4 Adventure). The CX-5 is too small and doesn’t allow you to comfortably but a child seat in the back which is a huge oversight on Mazda’s part. The dated 6 speed and lame mpg doesn’t help. The CR-V’s is runner up, but the design is frumpy and the recent engine issues turn me off. Cars like these should be simple. Simplicity and robustness is where Toyota excelled and for that they will get my money. Edit: the fact that she hinted that Toyota is resting on reputation is disrespectful. Especially after a new architecture, new engine, new transmission, new AWD system, new Hybrid system, and a drastically improved interior. C’mon guys, the CX-5 has been on the same platform and still has a 6 Speed auto. It offers only a fraction of the standard features on the RAV-4 and none of the space. But keep drooling over that iDrive rip-off clock wheel. Funny.

Cecil L i know that but you are not going to get this limited with much discount it just came out im just saying a rav4 for 40k msrp is just ridiculously priced.

tommy13965 No one buys a Toyota at sticker my friend. No one. My wife’s C-HR was nearly $30,000 fully loaded. Hell no we don’t pay anything close to that haha. There’s a RAV-4 adventure with a panoramic sunroof and dealer installed aftermarket all terrain tires on the lot right now that’s going for only $34,000. MSRP was a hair north of $40,000. My mom just bought an 2019 Avalon for $3,000 off MSRP. Part of the reason Toyota’s sell so well is because they are constantly putting money on the hood.

Cecil L ok i dont hate the rav4 but the limited at 40k range is just outrageous thats why i would prefer the cx5 signature or rdx with tech or even lexus nx. Now i know the rdx tech and nx fsport goes for 44k but right now you can get them for 40 or 39k. The rav4 limited shouldnt be more than 34k max.

@tommy13965 Agreed! Mazda is luxury compared to the others.

tommy13965 A more powerful engine is cool. But it comes at a compromise. And after owning a CX-7 that suffered a catastrophic turbo failure I will happily steer clear of Mazda’s turbo 4’s. The company is not exactly known for durability and I am a previous owner of 3 Mazda’s. Power folding mirrors? My Wife’s C-HR has that lol. Not exactly something special. Now, I will admit, I don’t know how Mazda does it, but the CX-5 punches way above its weight when it comes to perceived interior quality. Nothing in the segment touches it and it does step on the toes of some luxury competitors like the RDX. I don’t think it touches the NX though. I love Mazda’s brand strategy. My wife wants the RAV-4 and I completely agree with her. But when the CX-30 debuts I’ll be picking that up for myself. I’m not saying the CX-5 is bad. I just feel like this review was overly nit-picky against the humble RAV-4 that frankly I believe can be considered best in class. The Hybrid and Adventure models for example are actually very desirable cars. Attractive too. Toyota maybe didn’t sweat the driving details, but they definitely thought about their customers which is something I can respect. I guess the kind of person that buys a CX-5 is not the kind of person that buys a RAV-4 and vice versa. While I would buy the CX-30, in this class I think the RAV-4 (and upcoming Escape) are the ones that sets themselves apart.

A fraction what are you smoking the cx5 has a more powerful engine, power folding mirrors, headup display and real nappa leather just admitted the cx5 is more premium and should be going against the lexus nx not a overly priced weak engine grocery getter in the rav4.

If you have to drive a SUV, than you might as well have some fun doing it. The CX-5 is miles ahead of everyone else.

Agree here as well. Very nice driving SUV.

It's really good, but when I drove it, the gas pedal and brake pedal were stiff and the engine was difficult to modulate. Very surgy off the line. They could take some notes from the Acura RDX.

Yup totally agreed

i'll rather buy the rav4

i'll rather

Japan wins. Throw in the Subaru too.


Besides the engine issues of course

Love honda but wouldnt buy do to their stupid cvt and crappy problema5ic engine

I have a RAV4 that I got back in January and the engine really breaks in after 1,000 miles. It personally doesn’t bother me. It only needs regular fuel while the Honda and Masada need premium. And it’s also great on gas! Mine has a heated steering wheel.. it’s an option.

The cruise control also is great in my experience. With the lane keep assist and frontal cameras it literally like being in a Tesla. You do have to keep your hands on the wheel, which is what I’d do anyway. You can adjust the following distance for how far you want to be away. It does beep but not really at me too much. This guy must not be the best driver lmao. I’m not sure why he’s so negative. Considering the rav has more safety features standard than both the Mazda and CX-5. Not to mention 2 years complementary maintenance and Toyota reliability. I looked into both but the Rav made the most sense for me.

Were is the Subaru Forester???

You have to talk about reliability and past issues, because costumers tend to buy these car, not just lease them. Big picture here guys .

The cx5 reminds me of a pretty chic without Substance and the crv is Soft Femininate and 4 unconscious gay guys. As 4 the rav 4 jus right little off road capable and Most Reliable etc. O and by the way how much does honda pay u guys??? But u guys convinced me on buying that cx5 hybrid thanks.

That must be why I like the CX-5. What is Femininate?

Yeah get some Elena lol!

18:30 There is a heated steering wheel and ventilated the "Limited Grade Advanced Technology Package with options" package.

I wouldn't touch that 1.5T in the CR-V. Oh but we fixed it, yeah huh.

Correct, these ppl drive it for one day and tell how good the seats are, people who bought know the problem after few months, then it is too late especially when Honda ignore it. People trust Toyota or Mazda for their reliability not necessarily for single day test drive comfort and performance

That CRV

Way you don't tested RAV4 Hybrid? This is the most popular RAV for the future.... hybrids are currently the best choice for a smooth transition to full electricity in the future in the next 15-25 years. Especially the Toyota Hybrid synergy drive solution. So shame :(

@Auguste Comte Exactly, also more dynamic, the eCVT is also quieter than regular CVT.

the hybrid is also faster than the regular RAV4.

5:10 he called her a trick

Subaru Forester and Nissan Rogue should have also been in this video

‘19 Rav4 has 25 more hp than the old one yet “Its been slipping in performance”

tinhinnh me cry you must be joking if you like over priced plastic boxes be my guest.

its the best selling car they can rip you off if they want to haha...most people buy the base/mid trim anyway so stop crying

Cause its a econo box with a weak engine that toyota sells for 40k what a ripoff.

Handling is not a priority for most people. You are fucking dumb.

2019 SANTA FE’ SEL PLUS for only $33K and you can get $4K or more off the sticker. Check out all you get for less then $33K. And Plenty of room and QUIET and GREAT RIDE. Plenty of Power and the Best Head unit on the market! Oh and BTW when I see people trying to very hard to come off as “I AM COOL CHECK ME OUT” That just ruins the video. Sry

You had me at Mazda none of the others matter from a drivers standpoint. And it’s better looking inside and out. Sort of nitpicking about the backseat though, most of the cars carry no more then two people anyhow. The Honda uses a CVT so that’s out from the start. The Toyota is just ugly and boring. I feel that I need to add this. If you need all those safety features maybe you just turn you drivers license into the DMV.

Got to sync the title with the order of the cars in the thumbnail.

@Josh Miller it looks like my comment bugs you more than the title bugs me lol. So many questions marks. Calm down lol

Got to? Really? Seriously? That's what bugs you about this?

This is probably the worst review and comparison I've ever seen. You literally got everything wrong. You completely missed on what the real world ownership of these cars feels like. I would never ever buy any type of car knowing that I will most certainly have huge problems in just a year or two, but knowing that my boot will be holding two more packs of tiolet paper than any other reliable alternative in the segment. Also, you're like the only people suggesting a petrol engine in a Mazda. Showing the factory suggested EPA ratings is generally a 50%+ away from the real world figures. If you get to chose a new Mazda, you go for the diesel, it's that simple.

Have you tried to find diesel gas in a place like Los Angeles? Boot? Oh, you mean trunk? Petrol engine? Oh, you mean gas engine. Where the hell are you from? Guess you will need that extra toilet paper while driving around finding some diesel gas. Good review folks, don't listen to penwise's garbage.

40k for a RAV 4?!!! WTFFF

Crv is sooo old

What! Clearly in this video at the 18:25 mark you can see the seat controls for heated and COOLED seats!

Yea he just doesn't like the Rav4.

Some of the things they talk about are more like personal preference. And I have no idea how they test the 0 - 60 time on those things.

I wish they compared the more popular (cheaper) trims which are usually second option like SE etc , but otherwise good vid.

Don't think the OEMs are sending the cheaper trims for them to test when their competition will send their best.

I don't think they get to choose which trim they get. Automakers want to showcase everything they offer. says the CRV feels unsafe darting in and out of traffic due to turbo lag and the small turbo engine. It also has reliability problems. Why do these sites never discuss this? And why don't they discuss the painful slow turbo lag which makes it unsafe to pull out quickly in traffic. Plus- the seats get bad long term reviews for comfort. And the digital only dash and minivan gearshift- how are these attractive? Why would you choose a small turbo engine over the 2.4 liter? Only because Honda doesn't offer safety packages on the lowest model. Why would someone buy this car? It also has the least sound proofing of any car in the class. Hyundai Santa Fe is the clear winner if it were tested here.

The Santa Fe does NOT compete with a CRV or any of the vehicles in the video.

Who the hell goes to for a car review? Go to their youtube channel and laugh your ass off when they pull content from other sites and barely have their own content. They don't even drive the cars they review. They just troll other sites to write their reviews. Find a good site to get your info from.

Ben Sarlin Some companies are in love with Honda and Mazda. But to be honest, those two cars are build to win comparisons. Torquey turbo engines and swift 0-60 sprints can bling any journalist. The people who actually buy the crap speak with their wallet which is why the RAV-4 sells much more. It’s not built to win comparisons, it’s built to be a damn good car with minimal fuss minimal surprises and minimal compromises. The RAV-4 was nit-picked because it’s on top. They drive the car through 48 states then complained about seat comfort. I once drove a Mercedes Benz S Class cross country and at the end I hated the car, hated myself, and hated everyone. Long trips will do that to you lol. The RAV-4 didn’t stand a chance because it’s simply not built to win comparisons lol.

The Santa Fe is a gas hog though.

pretty lame, the Subaru Forester is not in this match up.

acrprmann The new Forester is actually really well refined, and while it may not seem like it has a lot of power on paper... it does really good. Most reviewers has said it has a better powertrain than the RAV4.

@acrprmann i guess ill stick to my trek bicycle then.

Tito because it’s a cheaply made vehicle that’s underpowered and unrefined.

Nearly every woman unnecessarily slows down to 30 mph at the hint of every turn or corner causing everyone behind her to get angry. Regardless if she’s driving a Prius V or a Porsche Macan Turbo.

@Clay Yz C Nope, Of course I’m not talking about turning from one street to another in the city. Show me a M BMW, RS Audi, AMG Mercedes etc. driving conservatively (afraid) and braking at every slight turn on a clear wonderful curvy road in the country or while entering an on ramp with a slight curve and I’ll show you a woman driving.

wait what, u r making street turns at more than 30mph ?

All three are way over priced.   My pick?   The Hyundai Kona 1.6T

Right like why would anyone buy these at 40k it's out of control

Wow the picked the worst one imagine that! Lol. Your Honda paycheck must be huge!

DangerousDan sorry you feel that way! Have a blessed day!

OK we get it. Stop spamming this comment section and simmer down, Pete.

Fadic4 You must be sitting in a CRV writing this comment. Getting high off the smell. Do your homework on the CRV. There are well known engine problems and Honda doesn’t care. Look up oil dilution. Idk how the CRV keeps getting top marks. Also in most comparison tests it doesn’t when if there is more then one competitor. It just irks me when they lie about vehicles to make others better.

@Fadic4 I don't care for the Honda, but I absolutely hate when people say they are paid off for a good review as well. They have been around since the start of the internet and can't see them getting paid for a good review as well as what you said about all the other reviews that say the same thing. Just a way for some to justify not having their favorite car getting the pic.

How? It’s the best overall balanced package. It won suv of the year when it came out in 2017, did Honda pay every publication to vote for it? People on here dumb af. It’s the best selling car in its class retail wise for a reason. It’s the best over all package. Don’t like it? Go buy something else, put your money where your mouth is. People love to circlejerk mazda Cx5 yet they sell like 8 a month.

You can get ventilated seats in the RAV4 and heated steering wheel... I literally just test drove a RAV4 Limited with those features.

@Luke MTECH Look at the hybrid, limited model. The Limited Weather Package does have ventilated seats and heated steering wheel. But it's confined to the most expensive variants and is tied to features I don't want - not least because I live in Arizona where sun roofs and heated seats / steering wheel make absolutely zero sense.

Luke MTECH I believe it’s a dealership option, because I’ve serviced a few already, and they have those said options.

Nope you can’t. Not available on the Rav 4. Just got off of the Toyota site and it’s not offered...

Lady is pulling her review of the crv out her butt. And not giving a truthful review. Biased!

Josh Miller but they also didn’t tell the truth about each vehicle and there are clear lies in this video. I’m just a vehicle enthusiast who know a lot bout cars.

Another comment about paid or biased review from you. Do you work for another car review site? There is no bias. I don't like the crv either, but that doesn't mean they are biased. It is an award winning suv and top selling vehicle, so if they are biased then so is everyone else. Honda must have paid the entire media to pull this off.

Whitch one will last 15 years or more with just changing the fluids and brakes.

Lemuel Hammel probably only the Toyota

2019 CRV engine still has the gas and oil mixture issue and that is both reliability and safety concern.

@Nikefan8 watch the videos and comments of people who got the software update and still having the issue as before, there are plenty if you just look for it

@Nikefan8 Software cant fix a hardware issue. Wouldn't touch one until a third party tests it.

It actually doesn't. Honda issued a fix for the 2017-2018 models, and all 2019 Honda models were released with the software fix coming fresh off the conveyer belt.

teetee tee I haven’t seen any reports of the 2019 version with this problem. Do you prefer the CRV LX model?

18:31 dude just lied. You literally just showed the ventilated seat button and the heated steering wheel button is to the left of the driver! Don’t review the vehicles half ass! Total biased review!

No CVT for me.So Mazda all the way !

Bashing the Toyota as usual will not stop it from selling like hotcake, but I'd take the Mazda just saying.

RAV4 is better SUV all around

@Simmer Pete You're a big boy, you can choose to like whatever you want LMAO. It's guaranteed that you can't fit in the front passenger seat if it has a sunroof/moon roof, unless you're all legs.

Dennis Xu I’m 6’7” and fit just fine in all three of these. And I’m allowed to not like cvts. A lot of people don’t like them. And they all drive great.

​@Simmer Pete Rav4 is okay, but the CX-5 is like driving a luxury car. I have driven all three and Mazda is my choice. Nothing wrong with the Rav4 though, but don't car for the Honda at all.

@Simmer Pete Wouldn't say that about CVTs. Both Toyota and Honda use some nice and smooth ones. The RAV4 is a great choice but it has some faults. I'm 180 cm or 5'11 I think and I can't sit in the front passenger seat if the car has a moon roof. I'm literally pushing against the ceiling. There's also a bit more wallow around bends. But yeah, I can't find anything that detracts too much from the car.

Nikefan8 nothing is refined about a cvt and and a engine with problems. Only thing wrong with the Toyota is no power passenger seat.

@Simmer Pete It's the newest and has all the technological features that you would expect from a 2019-2020 model, but it just lacks the refinement that the Honda and Mazda has. Toyota cars have always had lackluster interior quality when compared to the other manufacturers.

Don’t understand why the reviewers always bash the Rav4, I’ve driven the new one like 4 times and it’s a great suv.

I think Mazda interior sucks!!

It is one of the best interiors I have driven in that is not classified as a luxury car. You must love plastic.

Thats because he likes cheap plastic econo boxes that sells for 40k

@Dee T I know right?

sounds like somebody has no class.

You clearly haven't been in the new CX-5 then. The current Gen leapfrogged the previous one by a mile.

Why bring her!!! use any one but her!! She is so annoying with her "humor" and especially her voice AND SHE KNOWS IT! LETS JAM OUT!

Yeah she drained the hell out of me. This is my first and last review I'll watch with her and the white guy the worst part of tge video

Alejandro Estrada Romero yeah I’ve complained about her reviews. I actually skip any of her videos cause I can’t stand her.

Where is the Subaru crosstec One of the safest vehicles on the road and Subarus record of vehicles on the road after 10 years is unmatched

Drove both engines in the Mazda and they are right you can’t really tell the difference. Then the CRV has engine issues and a cvt. And the Rav4 is $39k and no power passenger seat.

I just hope that you include the intangible factors in your review such as the dependability or reliability, cost to own, and past and existing issues that plague the car, etc. I don't just decide on the tangible things when buying. For me, the most important are the intangibles as I am a kind of buyer that doesn't want to have lifetime debt just owning a car.

I’m actually pretty disappointed you didn’t include the new 2019 Forester in this review, I feel like it would’ve been nice to have that vehicle in this test too.

You forgot to mention about oil leaking issue with the crv engine

2012vwrabbit How is the cvt not reliable. They’ve been using cvt the longest with no issues. By the way, you don’t write cvt tranny. That’s like says continuously variable transmission transmission.

Too early to say it's no longer an issue It remains to be seen and ..... The CVT tranny is not reliable CVT is so expensive to repair also sounds terrible

That is no longer an issue in the new 2019 model.

Thanks for this video. I will be shopping for this type of vehicle.

The Rav4 HybridXSE is a better executed Rav4 than the regular version, but damn i'd choose that CX-5 just for that sweet torquey 2.5Turbo. 310 Lb ft is nothing to scoff at.

@DangerousDan "there was almost no lag". Damn, that's me proven wrong. I don't know how I can live on with proof like that, my very existence is in jeopardy. That was extreme sarcasm, just in case you didn't catch it. Seriously though, I deleted my comment because I was afraid it'd offend you. Looks like I forgot about triggering you. Oh well, what's done is done. Go grow a pair.

@UCK9cPT9f8U-x3OJ_f30QgDwOffended? LOL looks like Mr.KnowItAll is not happy to be proven wrong. Now get lost.

@Dennis XuFunny how you assumed I havent driven it - In fact, in both the Cx9 and the 6. I don't know what you’re talking about turbo lag. If anything it runs out of steam in the top end rather, but that low end torque is strong and there was almost no lag.

Numbers on paper don't translate to feel on the road. The 2.5T is louder than you'd expect and it's really surgy and has noticeable turbo lag off the line

Excellent review.

I feel like the CR-V is the widest one of them in the interior!

Both look stupid in comparison with the new RAV-4 .!

Honda crv Toyota rav4 . . . . Mazda cx5

Honda still be the best

No issues with the oil in my CRV. Fake news

Honda is the smarter choice all around- always over Toy-ota

I got me a CR-V. It's Awesome.

The rev4 will last much longer then the other two. Sorry it's the truth

Umm doesn't she need a seat belt in the back seat?

Non Turbo always better than Turbo when it comes to long term use. Turbo cost lot more to maintain.

Tell Mazda to turn off the Headlights DRL it makes the overall design look stupid Sith the headlights on all the time. It Look like someone driving a Audi SQ5 on the highway with the blinkers left on. Even CX5 in China doesn't have this setting.

Its weird how everyone bashes on the Rav4 but it outsells both of those cars the last few years.

Point is it shouldn't

Just checked RAV4 and it was the least comfortable vehicle from these four (adding Forester to the group). The steering adjustment is not good enough, the middle armrest is too far away and I cannot rest my arm on the door side. I am 170cm (5'5). I do not understand that from Toyota, as I live in Japan and most men are around my height. As she said, the seat is just too big for shorter people.

I'm disappointed from the Rav4 and good job Honda, Excellent report. Thank you so much

I love Honda, but I still wouldn't buy a CR-V.. Too many potential issues with that powertrain. I would buy the RAV4 just because I know it will probably run for a decade or more with next to no issues. That is what Toyota does.

The cx5 is the driver's vehicle. The crv is the one you get if you like storage space. You buy the rav 4 if you want a long term reliable vehicle.

I’m really surprised Edmunds didn’t even mention the issues the CR V is having with gasoline/oil dilution with their turbo engine

L. Hanson it’s fixed in the model they reviewed and only a small number of owners have the od issue

I test drove the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid today in the XLE Trim. I really like it. It was a short test drive and I didn't push it at all, even though I took it a couple of miles on the Interstate. It felt comfortable to me. It is one I am very seriously considering buying in the 2020 model year (mainly because they are going to add Android Auto as it currently only has Apple Carplay). If Mazda were to make the CX-5 in a Hybrid version that is as good or better than Toyota's Hybrid system, I would then consider it.

Honda CRV will very likely get a hybrid next year as well.

CRV is a very good car, and hard to beat.

Should've done the 2019 rav4 hybrid. That's the one they can't keep on lots because they're selling out so fast. But I get it, making these reviews takes time. Hope there's a hybrid version of this review someday.

It's a Shane you didn't use the hybrid RAV4 for this comparison. It is all around the best RAV4 for a small price difference.

I wouldn’t risk engine problems, would go for the rav4, it has no turbos that are not reliable

@Alan Bowers are u stuck in the future?

Miguel López you still stuck in the 80’s?

where's the Forrester???

Glad I got the 2019 RAV4 hybrid Limited version like they suggested. Better torch and 40mpg

Ruprick $38,245

what did it cost?

does 2019 toyota rav4 have remote start?

Abdo Benaicha yes for extra $399

Sitting in the center of the back seat really that big of a deal to know about?

$40 grand? GTFO with that BS

bmcmanus28 yeah prices are starting to get pretty steep. They’re good vehicles, but to me really at are at their best in lower trims.

I love all 3 CUV however I would go with hybrid RAV4 than Mazda CX-5 for being closest to true luxury suv and Honda last. Honda still having major problems engineering problems with 1.5 turbo.

RAV4 - long term reliability and peace of mind CX-5 - Styling, interior, acceleration CR-V - Cargo space

Crv didn’t win suv of the year for cargo space. Its not the number 1 selling in its class retail wise because of cargo space. It’s simply the best overall package.

CRV Has engine problems.

The best commentator is the lady in my opinion. As for which one? They are all great SUVs as they're built by reputable manufacturers. However, it depends a lot on personal taste and what each has to offer for value-price-quality-design-guarantee categories.

Sp who won this comparison ?

Where is the 2019 Subaru Forester? Should be in the game!

Good luck with the oil delusion problem

Zed Lopez Fake news

honda needs to bring the crv hybrid over. then the rav4 will have some real competition.

40k for a Toyota ???? lol

Why is the forester always excluded in these comparisons? Is the forester not apart of this class?

An over two second deficit in 0-60 acceleration is huge margin in such a competitively priced segment.

Mark Villano only if you actually do that with any sort of regularity as an owner. 30-50 is likely a more applicable test for a small CUV.

I’ll go for the CRV,the RAV4 is ugly to my taste.

CX5 hands down!

For me it's easy: no turbo, no CVT, reputation for reliability, resell value, spacious interior, offroad capability .. COME ON, the winner is clear, substance over fluff.

​@Worrywart Perhaps you haven't paid attention to the reviews. They're usually about adaptive cruise control, USB ports, cup holders and apple car-play, so I don't think the ones that I mention are minor aspects.

If you are going to worry about every little aspect of modern motoring, maybe you would be better off taking the bus.

the toyota felt flimsy build quality, which was a shock.also loaded up hits 40 k, for that you could have a mid size felt unstable in wet weather aroung corners and sweeping curves. cr v is a conservative choice but sx turbo sportage really not a bad option, hyundai tucson not bad either. worth a look.

The CX-5 still has the old design of where the shifter is in front of some of the environmental buttons and knobs therefore making it very hard to reach when you're driving. For me this is a dealbreaker, time for them to update their center consul.

Honda and Toyota have never let me down but the issues with battery and oil dilution worry me about the CR-V. Will see what 2020 look like.

Phrancis5 I have 2017 no issues at all with oil

Did your CRV suffer these issues?

My top pick would be Mazda CX-5 and then the RAV4. Rav4 hybrid might be a good choice as well. I would not consider the CR-V. Good comparison video.

The CRV is awesome. Don't be jealous of those who drive a CRV. Just cause you don't have one. :)

The hybrid is sold out everywhere. Not sure why the claim no one buy it.

Comparatively speaking. Though demand is higher than expected.

That is a temporary supply issue only.

Besides the CRV oil dilution problem, it also has a battery drain issue. Do reviewers not research these things? Have they read the consumer reviews on their own website? The CRV is a total lemon. Good design, bad drivetrain. If you have to have a CRV, get the non turbo 2.4 and a battery charger.

Mazda>Toyota>Honda. Honda sucks in styling, transmission, and power.

Mazda all the way.

RAV4 does have cooled front seats in that trim level and you even showed the button for it in the video. Lol

You're close to luxury prices in these trims. I'll bet the majority of the sales in this segment are mid-tier pricing. In addition, style is subjective. I don't really like the giant shield on the grill of the Mazda. Anyway, none of these SUV's look that great to me. I do enjoy the more Subaruish off road look of the RAV 4. Demand on all 3 of these vehicles is high in my area. Just try and buy a RAV 4 hybrid for $800 more. Maybe they can order one for you. I assure you, you won't be getting a discount.

DO NOT BUY CR-V. The 1.5 Turbo engine is a dud.

Please stop review the high trim models. Almost $40k for a small SUV? I know these models are what the manufacturer WANTS you to review, but we the people are more interested in the base trims. The premium trims are fun to long as you're not paying the bills. And if you get down to lower trims, the Mazda looses it's premium engine.

@MrMadaket78 same here - 17 EX AWD for $28k - lots of value and no oil dilution...

CRV, EX model AWD, paid $28K. Great vehicle

Which one/s are made in the USA? Only CR-V's.  Please compare USA built 2020 CR-V, 2020 Escape, 2020 Subaru Outback and 2020 Nissan Rouge when they are available. I'm in Florida so I hope Honda adds ventilated seats for 2020.  Auto industry plays a big role in our economy so I will be buying one of these built in USA vehicles this fall.

And all of them rank lower in quality and warranty than the Korean brands of Kia & Hyundai . The CRV although well packaged has been having lots of recalls and problems . Friends have some new ones and are not happy ... The Mazda is the real winner of these three ....

Show me a link that shows the Korean brands are higher in quality than the Rav4 or any other vehicle from Toyota for that matter

I knew the answer in 15 secs..why because I have CRV same color and LoVE It

So the way I see how some of you go shopping car is room room and more room I guess if Honda and Toyota keep making cars more bigger room every year you guy will just keep buying it no matter what don’t you?

Beside more rooms than the Mazda CX-5 the other two can’t give you more quality, style and luxury than the Cx5 has so as for me the winner is the Mazda CX-5! I know most people want more for their money but more rooms doesn’t mean better just like most the suv or the mini vans out there

Bought the rav4 hybrid It’s pretty great

They had le base models on the lot, so just pulled the trigger on that. But yeah I heard the xse’s are hard to get.

RamonOrencio did you get the XSE??? I got mines in February when it first came out. There’s a waiting list since there is a high demand.

Great video. Agree the RAV4 has issues!

What issues? There’s no issues

Woah, did you guys heard me? Just the models I'm shopping for. But wait, again? Too end models? I cant afford that, do mid trims or entry. The difference in price sometimes is way to broad, for the Mazda is like 12k apart! From base to loaded bling.

Ugh... Resale and Depreciation: Our Mazda CX-5 had a sticker price of $34,505 when it was new. After a year of driving, our odometer had about 17,600 miles on it. Assuming clean condition, the CX-5 had a private-party appraised value of $24,818. This is a 28% depreciation, which is worse than our long-term fleet average of 22%. Edmund's

Hey guys let’s bitch and complain about the rav-4 more then the others to make it seem the worst guys. Toyota winner for me. Yeah not buying it. The rav has Coolest looking inside and out and most capable. Driving engagement in these cars are NOT needed. This class is about comfort capability and usability. I don’t like the way the Mazda looks. The CRV and Rav 4 look better then the Mazda easily. The fact the RAV4 comes hybrid and TRD off-road makes it the most Versatile of the group and being a Toyota with a naturally aspirated engine you know the naturally aspirated engine will last much longer than the turbo charged engine in the other two.

Toyota4Life yes definitely! All other cars don’t even offer Hybrid!

HOW ARE YOU BLIND????? THERE IS HEATED AND VENTILATED SEATS....and A HEATED STEERING WHEEL!!!!!! Should’ve compared a hybrid only 800 dollars more.

At an average price of 36k for this rides, you might as well take a loot at RDX or lexus NX

These econ boxes are too expensive.

The truth is that there is not much to love about rav 4 but u cant hate it either because it is the most reliable of the 3. Crv is the most comfy among the 3 but people who have not driven one will tell you the cvt sucks because of their perception of some cvts although very refined in this model and feels nothing like it but it has its shortcomings when you listen to consumer reports on repairs, sport car lovers will say mazda but an actual consumer may not like it.


To all looking for a suv. Stay away from the crv. The 1.5 turbo is a garbage engine. Trust me. We have the 2017 crv which we wanted to keep but are getting rid of with 19000 km. The engine dumps gas into the oil and the engine is dirty. They increase the warrenty but stay away from it. The 2017, 2018, and 2019 all have that turbo. If you want the crv than get the basic engine.

A 3rd gen v6 smokes all these vehicles including the cx5 turbo haha

I like this review, all other reviewers talk about is handling and sporty feel but what consumers look for is quiet and comfy cabin. I will get a sport sedan if i want sportiness and loud engine sounds

Sedans, especially undiscounted Japanese, lose value like a sinking rock. Our(Edmund's)2018 Honda Accord EX-L stickered for $30,865, including destination. Over the course of a year, we added 13,302 miles to our odometer. In this condition, the Edmunds TMV Calculator valued the Accord at $23,815 based on a private-party sale. That works out to 22.8% depreciation, which is slightly worse than the fleet average of 22% average. The depreciation level is even worse when you consider that the majority of our cars pass the 20,000-mile mark. Edmund's longterm Accord

That's not a 2019 cx5.

Missing the highest rated in quality vehicle sold in 2018-2019, Chevy Equinox.

you watch too many of those Chevy commercials with their fake actors lol

@Austin C the Equinox has one of the lowest repair rates in the compact SUV segment at 12 per 100 a d the lowest of all newly redesigned vehicles. The repair rate is less than RAV4 at 14/100 and CR-V at 33/100.

LOL quality vehicle?? Have you ever been in one?

Remember CRV has oil and water dilution engine problem. Major issue that these overfed reviewers are not addressing.

Plus the CR-V is more expensive to operate. "The CX-5 went in for four scheduled services, which cost $340.57. For comparison, our 2015 CX-5 cost a total of $320.37 for three service visits, and our 2017 Honda CR-V cost $417.60 for two, not including the unscheduled battery and differential fluid change...." Motor Trend

And the winner is the RAV4 #Hybrid.

The RAV4 just isn't that good in this class as seen in comparison where the new 2019 RAV4 finished bottom of the pack.

Paul M it’s really sad about the dealership problems with Mazda. I love the CX-5! I live in Tampa and for the second time, the only Mazda dealer in town is no longer there. You have to go ten miles or more to a suburb outside of Tampa to find a Mazda dealership now. Mazda needs to get their dealership problems under control!

You can get heated/cooled seat in a Buick Envision 2.0T for around $35KK. No need to over pay for these economy cars.

Toyota already signed contract for Android Auto with Google, who knows how much money and the terms that are involved. It is probably really complicated.

fyi, it is not that simple, consumer data is worth more than money nowadays

Tiberianexcalibur well that maybe, but still durable than others.

Tyus Robinson get the hybrid! Only 800 more! It’s a high demand so you should try to get on the waiting list!

Norm T- I’ll stick to leasing any day!!

Ok, don't plan on buying it. Resale and Depreciation: Our Mazda CX-5 had a sticker price of $34,505 when it was new. After a year of driving, our odometer had about 17,600 miles on it. Assuming clean condition, the CX-5 had a private-party appraised value of $24,818. This is a 28% depreciation, which is worse than our long-term fleet average of 22%. Edmund's

Toyota. No Android Auto. FAIL . And the Rav 4 is butt ugly.

Sonic_1000 yes have you seen the XSE?????

Too small

Resale and Depreciation: Our Mazda CX-5 had a sticker price of $34,505 when it was new. After a year of driving, our odometer had about 17,600 miles on it. Assuming clean condition, the CX-5 had a private-party appraised value of $24,818. This is a 28% depreciation, which is worse than our long-term fleet average of 22%. Edmund's

Edmund's longterm CX-5 review says otherwise. "....The regular CX-5's lackluster acceleration is the biggest reason why I don't look forward to driving the thing...." One of our biggest complaints has been the CX-5's lack of power. It's definitely an issue, but it shouldn't be a deal-breaker if you have some interest in this vehicle. I've gotten used to it for the most part, and it helps that I'm not an aggressive driver. If I need a quick burst of speed, I'll switch on Sport mode to make the throttle a little more responsive."  The Mazda is NOT the driver's choice in the compact crossover class. That honor now belongs to the CR-V. Not only is it apparent on back-to-back test drives, but the numbers on the track all favor the CR-V. It has a faster 0-60 mph time and a shorter braking distance."

Gary Brown some people don’t need a lot of space, I have a Highlander so I decided to buy a RAV4 XSE Hybrid!

Austin C I really don’t see it. Previous generation was much better looking but the back end of this one is so weird, with tiny little brake lights. On the front you have a too long hood with an overbite

Exactly. I don't understand how Mazda's design is gorgeous??

Fake news

We own a 2017 CRV with the 1.5 turbo engine. 21,000 miles without any oil dilution issues. The engine runs strongs, delivers over 35mpg on the highway. Excellant vehicle. I will be replacing my Civic commuter car, 2008 with 275,000 trouble free miles with a 1.5 turbo engine CRV. Best small SUV on the market.

Go watch KBB vids then. They are hella boring videos to watch but to each his own. Also, they don't have a comparison video of any of these vehicles (or many others), so not sure how you can get your comparison fix with them. Maybe you like single car reviews that are not that fun to watch.

@Norm T LOL the infamous Norm! how about you pay attention to the discussion here? I too read/watch all the reviews. The comments are not about the base engine being slow , it's about the reviewers not being able to discern the difference between the base and the TURBO. 186ft Lb at 4000RPM vs. 310 lb ft at 2000 RPM is VERY noticeable And don't make me laugh with the pro-CR-V comments, were you not shitting on it on other for Oil Dilution problems and such on other videos? Plus that CVT sucks anyway, Driver's choice my ass. So what if it is 0.5 sec faster than a base CX-5?

@DangerousDan Edmund's longterm CX-5 review says otherwise. "....The regular CX-5's lackluster acceleration is the biggest reason why I don't look forward to driving the thing...." One of our biggest complaints has been the CX-5's lack of power. It's definitely an issue, but it shouldn't be a deal-breaker if you have some interest in this vehicle. I've gotten used to it for the most part, and it helps that I'm not an aggressive driver. If I need a quick burst of speed, I'll switch on Sport mode to make the throttle a little more responsive."  The Mazda is NOT the driver's choice in the compact crossover class. That honor now belongs to the CR-V. Not only is it apparent on back-to-back test drives, but the numbers on the track all favor the CR-V. It has a faster 0-60 mph time and a shorter braking distance."

Agreed. The Mazda is the most stylish inside and out and fastest, but this segment is all about practicality and utility. That's why the jack of all trades CRV wins overall. You don't even have to get the top spec for boost. A $28K EX AWD trim will out-perform all, but the top spec boosted CX5 in practicality, mpgs, and actual driving performance.

@Roughie king see someone is a huge fan of 2012 and name calling.

@Justin Xu CX-5 is still faster (especially with premium fuel).. gas mileage is where the Hybrid kills the CX-5. No way around that. as i said, to each his own... i find the Rav4 not so great looking.

@Norm T Yeah, this is a legit concern for many people. I'm a long term owner so doesnt impact me as much. CX-5 scores highly on reliability rankings. That said, i would like better resale value. Thats something thats earned over a very long term. Honda and Toyota have stellar reputations.

@Jerry T yea whatever, still beats a cxshit turbo hahahaha

@Roughie king you're talking about two models ago. there hasnt been a v6 for years. i liked the v6 model back in the day but when i saw how plasticky the interior was, it was a no go. this argument does not compute.

@Justin Xu yes, RAV4 is a grandma car, a poor person's car. "Compared with the Compact SUV segment average, RAV4 buyers are more often women, skew a little older, and earn less in terms of annual household income. J.D. Power research data show that 54% of RAV4 buyers are women (compared with 51% for the segment), with a median age of 59 (vs. 56 segment average) and a median household income of $79,833 (vs. $89,505)."

Have you seen the Hybrid XSE, how is that a grandma smokes the CX-5 out of the water.

@Josh Miller Resale and Depreciation: Our Mazda CX-5 had a sticker price of $34,505 when it was new. After a year of driving, our odometer had about 17,600 miles on it. Assuming clean condition, the CX-5 had a private-party appraised value of $24,818. This is a 28% depreciation, which is worse than our long-term fleet average of 22%. Edmund's

3rd gen rav v6 smokes the little cx5 turbo hahaha

Have the Hybid AWD now for 4 months in the Netherlands and I really love it. The only downside is towing power. If you need that the RAV4 Hybrid will do a better job, but if you don't need the towing power, the Hybrid is the best choice. It will still be better than the RAV4 Hybrid. It is very snappy, faster than the petrol and even quieter thus offering more comfort. Here it is even cheaper than the Perol version in highest trim. So really a good buy.

none of these, Kia is best

These aren't meant to be performance vehicles .

Rav4 needs v6 back lots of loyal owner wants it v6 back

What a mistake. Honda CRV oil dilution problem not even mentioned. Huge recall in China but Honda will not recognize the problem here. Gas in the crankcase will kill the life of the engine even if the CVT transmission does not pack it in first. Look it up before you buy or you might cry.

This is such an awkward group, lol

Crv sucks! The cx5 is way better. Plus gasoline doesn’t get into the engine!

35k+??? would go for the base rdx

No mention of CR-V oil dilution?

Dumb review .. people will buy the RAV4 Hybrid and not that version you show here . Rav4Hybrid would have won this.

Why do you yanks have to play "I can pronounce it different" ? Any time a yank opens their gob there is a new pronounciation forthcoming. You fuck with every thing

I have driven all three of the vehicles. The CX5 is a tempting vehicle because of the extra HP but the CR-V is hands down the only one of the three that get almost everything right. After testing all three I knocked the RAV 4 off the list first. Contrary to this video the engine to me seemed much louder than they say. The gear box clunks a bit when it shifts and the interior is inferior. I ended up with the CRV. It is the best choice I have made in an SUV in this price range. I agree will almost all there comments. It's peppy, it's comfortable and it looks good and carries a crap load of stuff. LOVE MY CR-V !!

CRV--if you like a big vehicle (most don't need something this big), CVT transmissions, gas in your oil. Also the naturally aspirated Mazda is probably more reliable long term.

Who doesn't love gas in their oil? That's why I buy Hondas!

@Robert Schulze Keep your head in the sand. Go on the CRV forums and hear the real issues. SMH

None of the CRV reviews I've watched ever mention this issue. I'm really curious as to what percentage of owners actually experience this problem.

So far I've been very happy with my '17 CR-V, but I do have some issues. I wish Honda would make the climate controls independent from the center screen, having to wait for that to load on super cold or hot day just to change the temp is no fun. On that note, an upgraded software for the infotainment would be a good change, currently it's fairly laggy. Definitely agree the driver controls around the shifter are total nonsense, that giant ECON button is just silly. Redesign those, move the buttons from the left of the steering wheel to the middle, and make more storage for small items instead. Done and done.

I was cross-shopping the CX-5, Acura RDX, and Rav4. All of the cars drove just fine, but we had to make our purchased based on our needs. We needed something that can be relied upon to be fuel efficient, offer sufficient space, and have long term reliability. Both the CX-5 and RDX offered good power and were a pleasure to drive. We didn't consider the CRV because that was too much of a "mom" car for me even though my wife will be doing most of the driving eventually. We ended up with the 2019 RAV4 XSE Hybrid. This seemed to check all the boxes for us. Looks, sufficient power for a family hauler, nice interior, amazing gas mileage, comfortable ride and overall value. The RAV4 doesn't go without having it's own issues such as engine noise, but if we were in the market for something more luxurious, the Acura RDX A-spec would've certainly been our choice. Long and short of it all, people will buy what suits their needs best. Love our new RAV4!

Rav4 Hybrid just better overall when you consider all the things together, mpg, looks, features etc...

RAV4 HYBRID - noisy engine when speed is over 100km/h (65mph) , CRV HYBRID has no spare tyre, CX5 too much CO2 ( high annual tax) , maybe we should wait for 2020 models...

What? The RAV4 hybrid Limited that I own is super quiet at 100km/h. So I'm now site where you got the noisy from. Maybe the no-hybrid, but definitely not the hybrid.

I'm not a SUV or Crossover guy, but if I was in the market for one I would pick the CX-5 over an Audi (highly overrated) any day of the week.

You’re better off buying a used 2015 Toyota RAV4 than even touching the cx5


Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0 AWD should have been in that comparison! The Mazda is great but has limited storage and some funky ergonomics. I loved it but the Santa Fe won out even if it is not quite as fast

Will Edmunds be doing a big comparison test involving the new RAV4 hybrid?

Honda CRV Engine = Oil Dilution Issue. Their fix? "A software update" Yea, you lost my trust. You lost a lifetime customer.

聽不懂英文 請問有人能大概說一下結論嗎?

If the CR-V still has the oil dilution issue, then it's instant last place. In fact, it would be a do not buy. Doesn't matter if it's a good all rounder in everything else. It will just cause nothing but problems. CX-5 in first, RAV4 second, CR-V disqualified.

5:45 lol blaming the car seat for being "too narrow/sporty" instead of blaming yourself for being overweight.

These guys are paid by mazada. There is no way, no way, a car expert would say something nice about mazada.

Good thing they aren't reviewing a mazada then, because Mazda is pretty good.

Lol they literally did an official recall

Because Toyota sells fleet vehicles, so that add a lot more vehicles to there sales. Honda will not sell fleet vehicles

@Crap783851 I will take my chances with the Toyota over that 1.5T engine any day.

there are lots of complaints regarding the jurky transmission. (when your braking to slow down and just before it stops completely, you accelerate... then wham feels like a kick in the behind) I don't think that's good for the tranny in the long run.

Are you sure about that kermit1?  I've been reading & I see youtube videos claiming they still have the issue

It's a shame you didn't use the hybrid RAV4 for this comparison. It is all around the best RAV4 for a small price difference.

@Crap783851 not in North America is not, it's just a different trim. There are no other compact CUV hybrids in North America like there are in other world markets.

its a different category....

@Ro0ster stuck ON the future more like.

Reliability, Reliability, It's the Toyota the clear winner. Wait until Android Auto and Amazon Alexa is added in 2020.

In the UK, for the specs, the Subaru about 4 -8 grand cheaper (depending on trim), hence why I went with Subaru. Beside Sub & Toy, other manufactures only provided 3 year warranty when I got my car - so it all comes down to what I can afford and what I want. (I would prefer the Volvo SUV my self but that was about 20k more)

@Kurt Grundel yeah subaru quality has gone down. Personally i went with 2019 rav4 hybrid limited. Loving it and leather like seats are perfectly fine.

Trubatube I got rid of my 2 year old Forester because it was falling apart. It had the most uncomfortable seats if you were stuck in them longer than a test drive. I hoped the improved the 2019, but not enough. I now drive the CX 5. Toyota needs better seats than vinyl on the limited with more comfort and passenger options.


that slow dog with unreliable CVT doesn't belong in this comparison

Mark Villano well if that’s the case you need to just be looking at 0-30mph or something like 60’ times. And really differences on that small scale really aren’t too much different between various brands despite much different engines.

@Alan Bowers My primary concern about owning a vehicle that sluggish off the line is its inability to rapidly clear intersections on two lane highways where cross traffic in both directions doesn't stop. The inability to get out of its own way has been the main reason that I've shied away from Subaru's too.

One thing to note here, is that it only happens on the 1.5 turbo, which is EX trim level and up.

@Phrancis5 Near as I can tell, if you live in a cold climate, you MIGHT have a problem, but only if you take a lot of short trips. So I'm not seeing it as a biggie.

2017 CRV and no issues either. The vast majority of owners don't have OD and it sounds like most folks commenting about oil dilution don't even own that CRV.

AWD 2018 here, zero issues and 40 mpg in highway.

You must enjoy having air bags deploy in your face for no good reason

how is your 1.5 turbo :)

Modern Soccer I did and the are truly stripped at that price, even missing safety features!

Modern Soccer You hit it in the head “perception” is the key word. Before the cvt became available in cars, people guage the quality of cars in how smooth the tranny shifts. now people are complaining that they don’t feel any shifting, people are weird imo

Modern Soccer I think you missed the point. All boxy wagons can get down the road in some level of comfort or carry all the kids soccer stuff. The differentiation IS the handling and drive ability. That is why Mazda, Audi, Lexus and BMW and Acura are in the same wagon market (based on sporty sedans). My fun to drive wagon (CUV) carries the usual groceries, a tennis racket and a swim bag.

@Ro0ster You can't just claim your cars are the most reliable or the highest quality without having substantial evidence to back up what you're saying. Otherwise the networks won't run the spots. They want to see robust proof of the claim. And not necessarily because they're such nice, selfless people, but because the network wants to sell commercials to other companies as well. If one were to make a baseless claim about another, the other company might pull its advertising. Or sue. Or both. There's no reason to doubt that Chevy did, as it claims, commission global survey taker Ipsos to conduct a 50,000-vehicle survey and that that survey showed Chevy was #1 in reliability. Car & Driver

No one mentions the fact that you can get all the same equipment in the CX-5 for $7,000 less by just not getting the turbo and still having the same power as the Rav4 and CRV? The CX5 is the greatest value of the bunch

Here for the Hybrid comments

These are the most bland and boring car in the world right now it’s really doesn’t matter which one you choose.....

Edmunds auto review staff: a study in charisma minimization

Honda is careful not to put too many features and tech in the CR-V they don't want to overlap their Acura RDX.

6.08 she was not wearing any seat belt right? 10.41 she was saying front seat is too big of RAV4 and acting weird gesture? Is she a mental patient or a reviewer?


Is it Canadian Channel or USA

You didn't mention that the CX-5 is only a touch screen WHEN STOPPED, you can't touch it when driving, a big turn off from your proposed advantage of it being a touchscreen. Also, the CX-5 is typically known as having the worse infotainment system, and the screen is much smaller than what you get on the RAV4 (8 inches)

Ya know, you can get more packages on the RAV4 that include things not seen here, the point is, they ARE available, ya'll overlooked or didn't mention that at all, not very informative on your part.

The ground clearance on the RAV4 is so under-emphasized in these reviews, the Adventure has 8.6" which is on par with Jeep and Subaru (8.7") on ground clearance, that alone puts it above anything else in this class for deep snow and light offroading. Also, did ya'll even use Premium gas in the CX-5, cause that makes a difference in HP.

Honda, Toyota then Mazda...The Mazda CX-5 is fine but for daily driver, I prefer the softer ride of them other two SUV. I had driven the all and that's my preference

honda beats toyota? hmmmm who would've thunk..

Seems rav4 hybrid facing break issues....recalls a lot

Toyota/Lexus small SUV AWD systems are more 3WD.

20:27 Android is much more than 50% of the smartphones. Its about 75%.

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Want the perfect car? Have styling similar to the mazda, engine of a toyota and comforts and room of the honda. All three of these sorta still serve different purposes. The honda is best for families since the roominess is supreme and they thought through the day to day use, the toyota may be the most reliable and probably slightly does the best off road but fails at back legroom and space and frankly I think the design is already dated and ugly. The mazda has less room but more of a luxury feel with better handling and looks. I'm a big toyota guy but I was very impressed with the crv. I've asked alot of other owners about the oil dilution problem the turbos were having in cold climates but so far it seems like a very small group of people only online I've found.

honda best as always

Entune is trash complete trash

My 2018 CRV has lane assist. I have touch screen also. I tested the Rav-4 before deciding on the CR-V. I would choose CR-V for sire. I road in the new 2018 RAV-4 and it felt stripped down to me. The back seat not good. Can't compare the Mazda. Never went to look at them.

Subaru all day

I have a CR-V 2018 I have a volume knob...why do you say that?

CX 5 #1 RAV 4 #2 CR-V #3... The CX 5 is faster, and can compete with a base model luxury CUVs

Rav4 hybrid pretty much takes away all of your complaints about the rav4

CR-V. Dream Car right there. Hope there's an ultimate Compact SUV Comparison in the future: -Honda CR-V -Toyota Rav-4 -Mazda CX-5 -Subaru Forester -Hyundai Tuscon/Santa Fe -Kia Sorento -Nissan Rogue (X-Trail on other countries)

Hybrid vs hybrid.... don’t cry diehard Toyota fans :) And also, listen how hallow the Toyota sounded compared to the solid confident sound of the crv

I own a 2009 CRV and it has been a trouble free car but with the problems Honda has had with it's direct injection turbo engine I think I would go with the RAV 4 today. RELIABILITY is the number one thing I want. No doubt in my mind that the Toyota will spend less time in the shop. I am a little scared of Direct injection turbos and CVTs

It's amazing just how much better the Mazda looks than the other two.

Just sucks at being AWD.

huydai car lots of problem. Transmision failure a lot

@Cliff hton Resale and Depreciation: Our Mazda CX-5 had a sticker price of $34,505 when it was new. After a year of driving, our odometer had about 17,600 miles on it. Assuming clean condition, the CX-5 had a private-party appraised value of $24,818. This is a 28% depreciation, which is worse than our long-term fleet average of 22%. Edmund's

@Norm T Meh CX-5 Wins!

@Bad Drivers of Columbus, Georgia Right.

They're likely all going to be reliable in the long-term.

There are 3,000 2019 RAV4 Hybrids for sale on autotrader.

They are noth still offering poor AWD systems.

I would generally stay away from the CRV. The 1.5 L turbo has oil dilution problems. To my knowledge, that has not satisfactorily been addressed. Those cars will be prematurely in the junk yard as the engines fail. This is disappointing as Honda is generally known for longevity in their engines. If you want a CRV, get an older one with the 2.4 L naturally aspirated engine. If you want something bigger, a Honda Pilot with the 3.5 L V6 may be a good choice. Also, if you're interested in longevity, the RAV4 will generally be far better than the CX-5.

CR-V is definitely the best.

How many Mazdas do you see on the road over 10yrs old?

We love our crv. We keep trying to find a flaw. It’s not the most luxurious, but it does every thing really well. It’s slow from a start for the first second, but that’s my only gripe. It’s incredibly well thought out.

No mention of CRV oil dilution problems? If you are advising the motoring public shouldnt you at least mention these engineering issues.

In the long run the Toyota engine will hold up better. the CR-V already has cases with failing engines especially in cold weather. The CR-V has failing head gaskets. In less than 2 years. The Mazda has carbon build up on the intake valves because Mazda uses a gasoline direct injection engine. Mazda never bothered to use multiport injection like Toyota. In the long run the build up will Rob the engine of power and lower gas milage. It will ultimately destroy the engine if not cleaned Mazda knows of these issues and they still never bothered to redesign the engine. However there are solutions for the Mazda such as installing a catch can. There is no solution for the CR-V failing head gasket in cold weather. If you live in cold climate don't get the CR-V. Get the Rav 4. The CR-V looks awesome though just as good as the Mazda. The Rav 4 looks bland

Really like all three, but I'll take the Mazda.

I too have recently driven all three. The CVT in the CR-V droned and hunted like it was dancing to its own beat. I was disappointed as I really wanted to like it since driving my daughters 2015 version. The RAV4 while too expensive for what it gave you here in Australia, the interior was too busy and the rubberised switches were a disaster waiting to happen as time would reintroduce me to the old sticky rubber switch in a few years under our sun. Seats were too flat also and the Drive train was woeful without hybrid. Yes, I bought a CX-5 GT with the 2.5T engine and while it’s not perfect, it is the best solution for me. Very comfortable seats, a load area that is just big enough for my needs and it’s not too long. Torque converter auto is responsive when you need it and to be honest, the sales and after sales service is second to none. A very important factor for me. Bottom line - it’s a luxury car with Apple CarPlay and the driver’s choice of these three.

Did Honda fix their major engine oil dilution flaw with the 1.5T engines? If they did it could be worth buyin. If the Rav4 didnt look like a Cherokee, it would have more appeal. The CX-5 has the extra power and luxury looks, so it seems like a no brainer to me.

Edmunds! Please don’t make videos showing that not wearing your seatbelt is okay! It’s not safe and shouldn’t be encouraged.

In the US it's about 50/50, in the world Android has close to 90% market share.

I have a 2008 Crv and its reliable enough at only 196000 miles, I can wait until the 2020 refresh, and all those issues with the 1.5 will be taken care of.

2019 is the 3rd model year though, and most of those issues were 2017-2018 models. A mid cycle refresh is coming in a few months too!

You sound like you have no idea how the system works and are just parroting what others have claimed online.

2019 model, not 2017-18.

Corey Allert Yeah what’s that all about? I hear from a few people that Hondas in general has oil problems.

@Trubatube if you were on slippery surface like snow, rain, or gravel while stopped with wheel turned to scoot into spot in traffic and punch it most all weight will be on a single wheel and hardly any weight on the inside, leading wheel. This when you need s quick acting AWD thay will shuffle torque from spinning wheels to wheels with traction.

@Norm T don't care much for that, I won't be driving on rollers every day

I'd have to agree. I still love Hondas as well but that engine scares me.

The Mazda need to be refreshed in the interior. That is not the best infotainment system. Honda’s is compared to the other two.

CX5 in gray looks really nice but I prefer the rugged look of RAV4.

this is no good

Subaru Forster should’ve been in there

How do you even beat RAV4 hybrid duh?

I heard all three commentators but not why the CX5 lost. The decision didn't make sense when the only drawback to the CX5 was that it didnt have as much space for junk, which most people dont want or need.

Rav4 is better

And crv oil dilution problem

Le Chat Botté I just paid in cash for a CX-5 Signature today. So yeah I am now actually

@Oblivite you are baroque

Adi Omari all the baroque people

@JDS John is it confirmed to not affect 2019 models? I was not aware

Not with that standard CVT. Not everyone cares, but many do. CX5 non-turbo wins the comparison test to me. Styling-wise, not even close.

@Le Chat Botté totally right and you know it!

@Norm T nope youre totally wrong

IT is not fake news There is a lot articles for this in the net.

That's not fake news.

They're all winners. These are the best 3 SUVs and Automakers.

This 3 guys are a joke for review

if it wasnt for the trash cylinder deactivation engine on the cx5,, the same over engineered junk that chevrolet has been working on for 25 years and hasnt gotten it right yet..mazda has kick themselves in the azz on that one...couldnt give me one

RAV4 Hybrid beats all vehicles in the same price range segment. That's why there is a long waiting list for it. Toyota cannot produce enough to feed the demand. Good for them.

These are cars for teenagers...and they are $40,000! What the heck is going on?

Some features are not being install in the Rav4 XLE AWD and yet you paid expensive .. specially made in canada..beware..

beware what???

One of the best car comparisons I have EVER seen. I am subscribing to Edmunds!!!!!!!

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