2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Toyota RAV4

Vehicle Type Sport Utility Sport Utility
Seating 5 5
Doors 5 5
Price $27,850 $27,990

Fuel Consumption - City/HWY (L/100km)

Automatic Transmission 9.8 / 7.7 8.8 / 6.7
Manual Transmission 9.4 / 7.4 N/A


Engine 2.5L L4 SKYACTIV-G DOHC 16-valve 2.5L L4 DOHC 16-valve
Transmission 6-Speed transmission 8-speed automated sequential transmission with manual mode
HP (hp@rpm) 187 @ 6000 203 @ 6600
Drive Train All-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Front Tires 225/65R17 tires P225/65R17 all-season tires
Front Suspension Front independent suspension with coil springs Front independent suspension
Wheel Type 17-inch alloy wheels 17-inch styled steel wheels
Rear Suspension Independent rear suspension  Rear independent suspension

Comfort and Convenience

Power Windows Power Windows Power windows with driver-side auto down feature
Remote Keyless Entry Remote keyless entry Remote keyless entry
Cruise Control Cruise control N/A
Steering Wheel Adjustment Tilt and telescopic steering wheel Tilt and telescopic steering column
Power Door Locks Power door lock Power door lock


Anti-Lock Brakes 4-Wheel ABS Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
Side Airbag Front side airbags Front seat-mounted side airbags
Passenger Airbag Passenger side front airbag Passenger side airbag
Driver Airbag Driver side front airbag Driver-side airbag
Roof Side Curtain Side curtain airbags Side-curtain airbags
Brake Type 4-Wheel disc 4-Wheel disc


Width 1842 mm 1854 mm
Curb Weight 1505 kg 1528 kg
Wheelbase 2699 mm 2690 mm
Cargo Capacity 875 L 1064 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 56 L 55 L
Length 4550 mm 4594 mm
Height 1681 mm 1701 mm

Differing SUV’s: 2019 Mazda CX5 vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4

Life’s adventures often need a sidekick; a trusty companion to get you up that mountain or across town to your next meeting. If you are considering a sports utility vehicle as your next sidekick, you most likely have heard of both the Toyota RAV4 and the Mazda CX-5. We compare the trusty, tried, and true RAV4 against the newer contender, Mazda CX-5, to help you decide upon the sports utility vehicle on the market.

Sports Utility Functions

Both vehicles operate a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine however the CX-5 has a healthy dose of power from its new turbo engine when compared to the RAV4. Mazda’s AWD system trumps the heavily front-wheel based with rear-assistance in the RAV4. Further, the ride itself is quieter, smoother, and more balanced in the new Mazda model. A quieter ride means optimal music listening with the CX-5 GT Bose audio system or even the optimal nap environment for the little ones in the spacious back seat. However, the RAV4 beats the CX-5 by a hair when considering gas mileage.

Needed Convenience of an SUV

Convenience is key for those who are on the go, Toyota offers push-button start in the top 4 trim levels of the RAV4, so you don’t have to dig around in your bag for your keys when hopping into your car. Mazda understands the struggle, so they included push-button start on all trim levels in the CX-5 (not just the more expensive models). Further, both models offer steering wheel audio controls, and Sirius Satellite Radio in the premium trim levels. Mazda offers both connectivity’s with Apple CarPlay and Android Audio so the connection between device and vehicle is made as seamless as possible. Whereas the RAV4 offers optional Apple CarPlay in their premium trim 2019 models, allowing that seamless connection from iPhone to SUV.

2019 Mazda CX5 vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4

Many sports utility models offer you one or the other: function or flare, safety or speed. The RAV4 offers an option with consistency considered. Having been around for many years, you can trust that Toyota has it all figured out in their trademark SUV. The CX- 5 allows you to choose both; premium interior trim, balanced drive, sleek style and the power and speed one would desire within an ideal SUV. Although both vehicles are great in their own right, Mazda allows you to have a premium vehicle with highly functional technology. Ultimately, the decision comes down to which vehicle would serve you better in your daily adventures as they are two of the best SUV’s available in 2019.

The 2019 CX-5 is striking and so well crafted, you’ll savour every moment behind the wheel.

Test drive one today to feel the exhilaration of driving a Mazda.