2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Toyota RAV4 LE_

2018 Toyota RAV4



2018 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 has proven itself a strong contender in the compact crossover SUV segment, especially as compared with the Honda CR-V. So how does the 2018 Mazda CX-5 fare against the 2018 Toyota RAV4? Comparing the two, Sarasota drivers will find that the CX-5:

  • Generates 11 more hp and 14 more lb-ft of torque from its introductory engine, while also achieving super fuel economy estimates on the city streets and on the highway
  • Comes standard with more features on the base trim
  • Tows up to 500 more pounds

Performance, MPG, and Towing

Not only does the 2018 Mazda CX-5 outperform the 2018 Toyota RAV4, but it also proves more efficient. Both models run on versions of a 2.5L inline-four engine, but the CX-5 features SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, which makes it more powerful and more eco-friendly.

  • Mazda CX-5: Makes 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque; reaches an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway*
  • Toyota RAV4: Makes 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque; manages an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway*

What’s more, the Mazda CX-5 boasts a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, whereas the Toyota RAV4 can only tow up to 1,500 pounds.

More Standard Features

2018 Mazda CX-5

From the start of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 trim lineup, it provides more features than the 2018 Toyota RAV4. The following amenities come standard or available on the base CX-5, but are unavailable or cost more to have on the RAV4:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Telematics system
  • Remote tailgate release
  • Remote ignition
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Signaling exterior mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Tow hitch receiver

Shop Mazda Crossovers at Cox Mazda

Visit Cox Mazda outside of Palmetto today to experience the 2018 Mazda CX-5 for yourself and see how it compares to other Mazda models, including the Mazda CX-9.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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