2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Toyota Rav4

Front passenger side exterior view of a red 2019 Mazda CX-5 on the left "vs" front driver side exterior view of a gray 2019 Toyota Rav4 on the right

It is an exciting time when you finally decide to upgrade your current car to an attractive and accommodating crossover SUV. The only problem is that there are so many options to choose from that it is difficult to pinpoint the vehicle with all of the specs and features that you want. Comparing two similar vehicles side-by-side like the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Toyota Rav4 is the simple way to find out which one of these SUVs fits your personal needs best. Take a look at the similarities and differences between the standard and available engine options along with the interior space and amenities of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Toyota Rav4 right here below.

2019 Mazda CX-5


2019 Toyota Rav4

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder
187 HP/ 186 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 203 HP/ 184 LB-FT
SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
25 MPG City/ 31 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 26 MPG City/ 35 MPG HWY

What are the Differences & Similarities Between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 & 2019 Toyota Rav4?

As you can see from the chart above the standard engines of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Toyota Rav4 are very similar with the CX-5 providing more torque while the Rav4 has more horsepower. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 also offers an engine upgrade to its standard engine while the 2019 Rav4 does not. A 2.5L Turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G engine comes standard on the Grand Touring Reserve and the Signature trim levels of the 2019 Mazda CX-5. This engine upgrade delivers 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque while still averaging fuel economy estimates of 22 MPG City/ 27 MPG HWY. All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is also an option for both the CX-5 and Rav4 but the Mazda CX-5 Signature trim level receives standard AWD while no trim level of the Toyota Rav4 gets equipped with standard AWD.

Both the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Toyota Rav4 have spacious seating for five people but the 2019 CX-5 provides 103.6 cubic feet of overall passenger volume and the 2019 Rav4 only has 98.9 cubic feet. The second-row seat in the 2019 CX-5 and 2019 Rav4 have split-folding functionality for convenient passenger and cargo versatility. All passengers will enjoy the 7” color touchscreen displays with Bluetooth® and Apple CarPlay™ connectivity inside the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Toyota Rav4 but the CX-5 adds available Android Auto™ which is something the Rav4 does not offer.

Thanks to its available engine option and its more spacious cabin the 2019 Mazda CX-5 wins the hard-fought battle over the 2019 Toyota Rav4. You can take the 2019 CX-5 for a test drive today at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN to experience all of its exciting specs and features firsthand.