2019 mazda cx-5 red exterior

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 toyota rav4 black exterior

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4


MSRP Starting Price

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine

Base Engine

2.5L 4-cylinder engine
187 hp


203 hp
186 lb-ft


184 lb-ft
2,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds
25 mpg city/31 mpg highway**

EPA-Estimated MPG

26 mpg city/35 mpg highway

Sarasota drivers in search of their next SUV often come across the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Toyota RAV4. As far as roadtrip chariots go, both SUVs are sporty and stylish and have a robust set of features. But which is better, the Mazda CX-5 or RAV4? In this Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4 side-by-side comparison, the experts at Cox Mazda will highlight the differences between these two compact SUVs. By the end, you’ll know which one you’ll be driving home.

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. RAV4: Performance Features

When it comes to performance, there’s no denying that the Mazda CX-5 and RAV4 are both more than capable of the most ambitious road trips. Both the Mazda and Toyota come with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine under the hood. When it comes to towing capacity, the Mazda CX-3 pulls ahead with 500 more pounds of hauling power. Here’s a fuller look at Mazda CX-5 and RAV4 performance specs:

  • 2019 Mazda CX-5: With a 187-hp 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine that delivers 186 lb-ft of torque, the Mazda CX-5 can tow up to 2,000 pounds.
  • 2019 Toyota RAV4: This SUV provides a 203-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 184 lb-ft of torque. The RAV4 can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. RAV4: High-end Features

Mazda CX-5 or Toyota RAV4—which offers the best blend of safety, technology, and convenience features? Both offer Tampa drivers extra awareness thanks to blind spot monitoring. Drivers will also appreciate that both SUVs have cruise control for those long highway drives and folding rear seats for a little extra cargo space. When it comes to the differences, it becomes clear that the Mazda CX-3 gives drivers a cornucopia of features for less money:

  • 2019 Mazda CX-5: 
    • Bluetooth®
    • Rearview cameras
    • Forward Collision Mitigation
    • Signaling exterior mirrors
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Available tow hitch receiver
    • Optional remote ignition
    • Optional fog lights
  • 2019 Toyota RAV4
    • Integrated backup camera with projected path
    • Remote keyless entry system
    • Day/night rearview mirror
    • Entune™ 3.0 Audio
    • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) Pre-Collision System
    • Hill Start Assist

Test Drive the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Near Sarasota

Style at the forefront and power under the hood, the Mazda CX-5 is a winning proposition for SUV seekers in the Palmetto area. If you’re hungry for more research, compare the Mazda CX-5 to the Honda CR-V. When you’re ready for your new SUV, peruse our wide array of new Mazda CX-5 models for sale. Cox Mazda has a great range of trim levels, from the affordable Mazda CX-5 Sport to the tech-advanced Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring, which comes with the Mazda Navigation System. Reach out today to schedule a test drive, or see if the Mazda CX-9 price can fit into your budget.

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