TOYOTA HARRIER vs MAZDA CX-5 vs HONDA CR-V
Which of these popular SUV models has the most sensational mix of space, pace and practicality?
FOR the past few years, the most well-known sports utility vehicle (SUV) in Singapore has been, and continues to be, the Honda HR-V/Vezel.
But before it landed on our shores, Honda’s most popular SUV (and the only one officially available) was the CR-V, or “Comfortable Runabout Vehicle”. The CR-V has always been a comfortable five-seater runabout since its debut in 1995. But Honda wanted to cater to larger families this time around, so unlike its predecessors, the new fifth-generation model is also available as a seven-seater variant, which we tested here.
Aside from being available with two more seats, the CR-V now has a smaller turbocharged engine, which is more powerful than the naturally aspirated 2-litre and 2.4-litre engines in previous models.
Still utilising a non-turbo engine is the latest Mazda CX-5, which is a heavily revised version of the first-gen model. Apart from a sharper design, the CX-5 aims to impress with its enhanced refinement and performance.
Also boasting plenty of athleticism is the Toyota Harrier Turbo – the first Harrier available through official agent Borneo Motors. The Harrier Turbo isn’t just more muscular than its non-turbo, parallel-imported siblings, it’s also the most potent contender in this bunch, too.
Which of these SUVs will prove the most convincing to suburbanites searching for a sporty runabout that’s also spacious and practical? Continue reading this story and find out.