We've compared the driving performance, ride comfort, quality and features, space and practicality, and fuel consumption of the Proton X70, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5. Here's a quick recap and summary for all the comparisons.
|Driving Performances Breakdown|
|Proton X70||Honda CR-V||Mazda CX-5|
|Engine||Acceleration||3 / 5||3.5 / 5||5 / 5|
|In-gear Acceleration||3 / 5||3.5 / 5||4 / 5|
|Throttle Response||3 / 5||3 / 5||4 / 5|
|Transmission||Shift Logic||2 / 3||2 / 3||2 / 3|
|Smoothness||3 / 5||4 / 5||4 / 5|
|Sport/Manual Mode||3 / 3||1.5 / 3||3 / 3|
|Steering||Accuracy||1 / 3||1.5 / 3||2 / 3|
|Response||1 / 3||1 / 3||2 / 3|
|Weight & Feel||1 / 3||1 / 3||2 / 3|
|Braking||Braking Distance||2 / 3||2.5 / 3||1.5 / 3|
|Braking Feel||2 / 3||1.5 / 3||1 / 3|
|Handling||Chassis Balance||1.5 / 3||1.5 / 3||2 / 3|
|Grip||1.5 / 3||2 / 3||2 / 3|
|Load Reaction||1 / 3||1 / 3||2 / 3|
|Total||28 / 50 pts||29.5 / 50 pts||36.5 / 50 pts|
The Proton X70 is the slowest in a straight line in this company, but it stops the quickest. The CR-V is reasonably quick in a straight line, though it falls a little short in the handling department and braking performance is average in class.
The Mazda CX-5’s braking performance is average, but it’s hilariously quick in a straight line and handles well, like all Mazdas do. Thus, the overall winner for driving performance is the Mazda CX-5 Turbo.
|Ride comfort breakdown|
|Proton X70||Honda CR-V||Mazda CX-5|
|Sound Proofing||8 /10||6 / 10||8 /10|
|Suspension||8 /10||6 / 10||6 / 10|
|Passenger Comfort||8 /10||7 / 10||6 / 10|
|Seat Support||3.5 / 5||3.5 / 5||4 / 5|
|Ergonomics||3 / 5||3 / 5||3 / 5|
|Engine Refinement||6 / 10||8 /10||7 / 10|
|Total points||36.5 / 50 pts||34.5 / 50 pts||34 / 50 pts|
Between the three cars here, the Proton X70 is the most comfortable SUV here with its pliant suspension, decently supportive seats and the quietest-in-class cabin at 67 dB at 110 km/h.
Quality and features
|Quality & Features Breakdown|
|Material Finish Quality||3/3||1.5/3||3/3|
|Total||41/50 pts||35/50 pts||42/50 pts|
The Mazda CX-5 is the most well-built with the best selection of materials. The Honda CR-V is the most well-equipped with good integration of Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and a more comprehensive ADAS.
Space and Practicality
|Interior Space Breakdown|
|25.5/50 pts||36.5/50 pts||26/50 pts|
The Mazda CX-5’s interior is the least spacious, but its storage spaces are aplenty and seats are comfortable. The Proton X70’s interior space falls in between the two, and the least practical here with smaller than average storage spaces and high boot floor.
Which leaves the Honda CR-V. It's class-leading when it comes to space and practicality. The cabin is vast and storage spaces abundant.
|Facts and Figures|
|Proton X70 Premium (CBU)||Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P||Mazda CX-5 Turbo|
|Engine||1.8L 4-cyl turbo||1.5L 4-cyl turbo||2.5L 4-cyl turbo|
|Transmission||6-speed AT||CVT||6-speed AT|
|Power||184 PS||193 PS||230 PS|
|Torque||285 Nm||243 Nm||420 Nm|
|Weight||1,695 kg||1,549 kg||1,758 kg|
|0-100 km/h||10.1 seconds||8.9 seconds||7.8 seconds|
|Fuel consumption||7.5L/100 km||7.0L/100 km||10.4L/100 km|
The Honda CR-V is the most fuel efficient SUV in this comparison. Its engine capacity is the smallest here and has the least weight.
Keep in mind however, fuel consumption may vary significantly depending on driving behaviour and conditions due to the nature of turbocharging.
The Proton X70 is well-built, well-equipped, and is the most comfortable SUV in this company. However, practicality and fuel economy is not its strongest suit. Overall, it falls in third place.
The Mazda CX-5 Turbo is the best to drive and the most well-built. But falls short on interior space and fuel economy. It achieved second place overall.
Leaving us with the Honda CR-V, which is the overall winner in this Ratings Comparison. It's quick in a straight line, has the most spacious interior its class, the most well-equipped, and is easy on the fuel. As an all round package, none can top the Honda CR-V in this company.
2018 Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P Ratings:
2018 Proton X70 Ratings:
2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5 Turbo Ratings: