2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 exterior views of both crossovers

Compact crossovers have become the new family car. These vehicles deliver impressive versatility that have helped them earn the support of car shoppers. Looking at the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs the 2018 Toyota RAV4 compares two competing models in this competitive segment.

Both crossovers come equipped with four-cylinder engines. CX-5 models are powered by the SKYACTIV-G 2.5 four-cylinder engine. This engine produces 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque while earning fuel economy ratings up to 25 miles per gallon in the city and 31 mpg on the highways. The 2018 CX-5 offer cylinder deactivation to help improve fuel economy ratings. Both front-wheel and all-wheel drive systems are available. The RAV4’s engine produces 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque while earning 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

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2018 Mazda CX-5 VS 2018 Toyota RAV4
2.5-liter four-cylinder Engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder
187 horsepower, 186 pound-feet torque Engine Performance 176 horsepower, 172 pound-feet torque
25 city/31 highway mpg Fuel Economy Ratings 23 city/30 highway mpg
3 Trim Levels 6

2018 Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4 Features and Trim Levels

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4 each offer multiple trim levels equipped with different collections of features and technology systems. The 2018 CX-5 is available in three models: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring.

Features offered on the CX-5’s trim levels include:

Comfort and Technology Features: Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, automatic wipers, keyless ignition and entry, heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bose sound system, sunroof, power liftgate, leather upholstery, LED foglights and taillights, head-up display, satellite radio.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features: Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, low-speed forward collision warning and mitigation, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, traffic sign recognition.


2018 Mazda CX-5 shifter
2018 Mazda CX-5 back storage area
2018 Mazda CX-5 interior back seats
2018 Mazda CX-5 steering wheel and dash


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