What are the Differences Between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 & the 2018 Toyota Rav4?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, Mazda CX-5 on Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 5:27 pm
Passenger side exterior view of a white 2018 Mazda CX-5 on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a white 2018 Toyota Rav4 on the right

Which Crossover SUV is Better Between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Toyota Rav4?

Crossover SUVs are everywhere these days with every manufacturer throwing their hat into the ring but year after year the most sought-after crossovers are the Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota Rav4.  Both of these vehicles provide powerful and efficient engines as well as accommodating interiors.  Take an in-depth look into what the similarities and differences are between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Toyota Rav4 below to help you decide which crossover SUV is better for you.

Compare the Standard Drivetrain of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Toyota Rav4

2018 Mazda CX-5 Versus 2018 Toyota Rav4
2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder
187 HP/ 186 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 176 HP/ 172 LB-FT
SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
25 MPG City/ 31 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 23 MPG City/ 30 MPG HWY

Neither the 2018 Mazda CX-5 nor the 2018 Toyota Rav4 offer an engine upgrade but both make All-Wheel Drive (AWD) available across all trim levels.  When the 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G engine of the Mazda CX-5 works with AWD it averages EPA fuel economy estimates of 24 MPG City/ 30 MPG HWY while the Toyota Rav4 in AWD only attains fuel efficiency ratings of 22MPG City/ 28 MPG HWY.

Driver's cockpit of the 2018 Mazda CX-5

Driver's cockpit of the 2018 Toyota Rav4

Rear cargo area of the 2018 Mazda CX-5

Man loading exercise equipment into the rear cargo area of the 2018 Toyota Rav4

Compare the Interior Dimensions of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2018 Toyota Rav4

2018 Mazda CX-5 Versus 2018 Toyota Rav4
5 People Seating Capacity 5 People
39 Inches 2nd-Row Headroom 38.9 Inches
39.6 Inches 2nd-Row Legroom 37.2 Inches
2,000 Pounds Towing Capacity 1,500 Pounds

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 also provides 103.6 cubic feet of overall passenger volume compared to only 101.9 cubic feet for the 2018 Toyota Rav4.  Other interior features found within the 2018 Mazda CX-5 include a standard 7” Color Touchscreen Display, Bluetooth® Connectivity, HD® Radio, and it is also Aha™, Stitcher™, and Pandora® Internet Radio ready.  The 2018 Toyota Rav4 only receives a 6.1” standard touchscreen with Bluetooth® Connectivity and doesn’t offer internet radio integration at any trim level.  With its more powerful and efficient engine along with more passenger space and better standard interior amenities the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is the clear choice over the 2018 Toyota Rav4 as the better crossover SUV.  You can take the 2018 Mazda CX-5 for a test drive today at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN to see everything that it has to offer for yourself first-hand.

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