2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2015 Toyota RAV4

2016 Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

2015 Toyota Rav4

Toyota RAV4

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is a small crossover that can nimbly handle city streets and tight parking spaces and also confidently handle rough trails and steep inclines. Plus, it comes equipped with a long list of standard features and shows off more style than the competitors in this segment are known for. To illustrate to you just how impressive the latest 2016 Mazda CX-5 is, we’ve put it head to head against the 2015 Toyota RAV4. Find out how both models fared, then plan on checking out the Mazda crossover at Cox Mazda in Bradenton, less than an hour south of Tampa.



If you are ready to upgrade to a new vehicle but want to keep some money in your pocket, the accessible price of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 helps you save more with an MSRP starting a $21,705. In comparison, the Toyota RAV4 begins at $23,680 and only goes up from there.


The Toyota RAV4 is available with just one engine option. If that doesn’t produce enough power for you, choose the Mazda CX-5 instead. The Mazda has an available 2.L four-cylinder engine puts out 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque and can rocket from zero to 60 mph in just 8.0 seconds. When properly equipped, this engine can tow 2000 pounds

The 2.5L four-cylinder that comes standard on every version of the RAV4 delivers only 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque and takes a full 9.2 seconds to reach 60 mph. Towing capacity tops out at an inadequate 1500 pounds.

Fuel Economy

Since the 2016 Mazda CX-5 offers two engine options, you can prioritize power or efficiency depending on how you prefer to drive. With its first engine, the EPA has estimated fuel economy at 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. The RAV4’s single engine is rated lower at 23 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.


The 2016 Mazda CX-5 may have the footprint of a small crossover, but when you climb into the cabin it feels like a much larger vehicle. The same can’t be said about the RAV4. Passengers enjoy 40.1 inches of front row headroom, 55.2 inches of front row hip room, and 39.3 inches of second row leg room. For the RAV4, passengers are limited to 39.8 inches of front row headroom, 54.3 inches of front row hip room, and 37.2 inches of second row leg room.

Do It All in a New 2016 Mazda CX-5

This really is the all-in-one vehicle that can handle any and all of your transportation needs. Find that out for yourself by visiting Cox Mazda located at 3101 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34207. We are easy to reach from Tampa by simply taking I-71 south, and easy to find in Bradenton just west of the Home Depot location. Work with our friendly sales staff seven days a week.