Safety Features: Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5

Last Updated on March 4, 2021 by Amir Arif

Investing in a car is always a big deal and it is important to know which one is better for you and which suits your needs more. If you are looking for a family car, a crossover SUV is a great option. They have the required room for more passengers and multiple baby seats along with having a fleet of safety features and for Japanese cars – such as Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5, they are also affordable.

Let’s break down and compare some of the safety features of the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5, so you can make an informed decision. However, before deciding, make sure to take the Honda CR V test drive, as well as the Mazda CX-5 to know which one suits you and your driving needs more.

Mazda CX-5 Safety Features

  1. Advanced Smart City Brake Support – in an area with high pedestrian density, the sensor at the front of the vehicle will detect possible incoming impact helping you to know when to stop.
  2. Lane Departure Warning System and Lane Keep Assist – These features let you know if you are going out of your lane.
  3. Adaptive Front-Lighting – This nifty feature detects which direction you are going and focuses the low beams in that direction, so you have full vision.
  4. Blind Spot Monitoring – this helpful feature helps to show you your blind spots for your safety and the safety of other vehicles on the road.
  5. Radar Cruise Control with a Stop & Go function – This feature analyses the distances to be kept from the vehicle in front of you and maintains that by increasing or decreasing the speed so you don’t worry constantly be changing the speed of activating or deactivating the cruise control.

Honda C-V Safety Features

  1. Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control – this feature helps to control the direction of the vehicle in case it turns too much or too little, usually done by slowing down the speed and maintaining control of the vehicle.
  2. Smart Vent® front side airbags – The airbags from the side keep you safe from all sides, not just the front, in case of an accident.
  3. Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines – These not only show you the vehicles and pedestrians at the back of your car but also give you guidelines when you’re reversing or parking.
  4. LED Daytime Running Lights – These are useful as they turn on whenever the engine is on and they make your vehicle more visible to the other vehicles on the road. These are similar to headlights but dimmer. However, they do not illuminate the roads ahead and turn off whenever the headlights are switched on.
  5. Collision Mitigation Braking System – in case the vehicle in front of you stops abruptly, or the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you reduces dramatically, this feature automatically starts to apply the brake to avoid a collision.

These are some of the top features of the Honda C-V. Other features include Brake Assist, Road Departure Mitigation System, and Blind Spot Monitoring System (BSI) with Cross Traffic Monitor, which are similar to the features found in Mazda CX-5. For this reason, Honda C-V is far more advance in its safety features than the Mazda.


On the parameter of safety, it is clear that Honda C-V is a winner. Not only does it include the Mazda CX-5 has, but it also has more advanced safety features that go above and beyond to ensure the driver and the passengers are safe.

This is just a rundown of the safety features of the vehicles, however. Before purchasing, look into other aspects as well, such as the size of the car, the amount of storage that you can fit, and of course the cost of the car, etc. before finalizing on the one that you want. If you spend a lot of time driving around, it’s important to have a vehicle you enjoy.

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