The 2020 Volvo V90 is packed with top-notch features, both in terms of design and technology. Mazda CX-5 gives a good competition to V90, but does it outclass this giant? Let us compare these models for a better understanding as to why most car buyers choose Volvo over Mazda.

Design & Style

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is a 5-seater car with supportive and comfortable front seats, however the rear seats are a little tight. It may be a challenge to fit three adults comfortably at the back. The interior has a sophisticated design, and the materials used inside are just about fine.

On the other hand, the 2020 Volvo V90 comes with a spacious cabin that has ample space in all the rows. It is equipped with leather-wrapped steering wheel, power adjustable front seats and leather upholstery. Seating enhancements include heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats and Nappa leather upholstery.

Technology & Safety

Speaking of technology, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 comes equipped with infotainment system featuring 7-inch touch screen, two USB ports, Bluetooth, voice command and HD Radio. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration are also there in the model. One key drawback here is that the touch-screen interface of the system is restricted when you are driving. You will have to use a rotary knob, and there's no option of having enough physical controls.  Standard safety features include rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring and a rearview camera.

The Volvo comes equipped with a Sensus infotainment interface with a 9-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and 14-speaker system. The straightforward menu layout is easy to scroll through. Some of the standard safety features include adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, road-sign recognition, driver attention monitoring and a rearview camera.


Performance is the backbone of any vehicle. Speaking of which, the 2020 CX-5 comes with an unimpressive 187-HP engine that even struggles for daily commute. Even the most powerful configuration in the line-up fails to impress, both in terms of performance and fuel efficiency.

. On the other hand, the 2020 Volvo V90 comes with a 250-HP turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that provides smooth acceleration and an athletic ride. It also offers better fuel economy than most rivals.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Volvo V90 is one of the most well-rounded small cars in the market. It delivers an engaging driving experience than most competitors, it rides evenly, and it has a stylish interior. A relative lack of passenger space is the main drawback for the 2020 CX-5. V90 is one of the best options you have, when compared to the likes of Mazda CX-5.

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Do you want to see and experience for yourself what this Volvo vehicle has to offer? Visit us at Volvo Cars Manhattan today! Our customer service representatives are knowledgeable and can provide pertinent advice regarding car purchase, servicing, financing, and more. Contact us today and book a test drive for the 2020 Volvo V90 now!


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