Compare 2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 Toyota RAV4

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs Toyota RAV4
2016 Mazda CX-5 2016 Toyota RAV4
  26 city / 35 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 1 24 city / 31 hwy mpg
  $21,795 MSRP 2 $24,350
  55.2 in. Front hip room 54.3 in.
  53.7 in. Rear hip Room 48.9 in.
  6-speed manual Transmission 6-speed shiftable automatic

2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 Toyota RAV4

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Even after doing a fair amount of research, shopping to find that perfect new vehicle can often be an incredibly hard and gruesome process. You’ll spy a car, truck, or SUV that you seem content with, until suddenly you learn about its unfavorably high price tag or about another feature (or lack thereof) which definitively deters you away from purchasing the vehicle.

Perhaps you’ve ultimately decided that you want a near or brand new SUV, a 2016 model. You seek practicality and design, things like fuel economy and storage capabilities, but you also deeply desire innovation and aesthetics, in terms of modern technology and appearances.

Look no further. Introducing two spectacular SUVs, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota Rav4. Both are standout SUVs with top-of-the-line performance features and similarly expert capabilities that blow the rest of the crowd away, yet there are some differences.


With origins dating back to 1920, it’s easy to see with the clear-cut yet robust design of the new Mazda CX-5 how far the company has come since then. Boasting impressive fuel economy specs of 26 city MPG and 35 highway MPG, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 washes the Toyota Rav4 out of the water with its 22 city MPG and 31 MPG fuel economy.

Despite the Toyota Rav4 holstering 176-hp to the Mazda CX-5’s 155-hp, select models of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 are loaded with 184-hp, almost ten more than the Toyota Rav4 can offer. Another important thing to note is that the Mazda CX-5 provides both standard and automatic transmission options, while the 2016 Toyota Rav4 only comes with an automatic transmission. Overall, while they’re a seriously close match, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 ultimately pulls ahead.


In terms of safety features, both SUV vehicles offer the latest-and-greatest safety technologies, and at first glance are almost identical. Both the Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota Rav4 models carry Anti-Lock Brakes, but the 2016 Mazda CX-5 offers an Anti-Theft System which is standard. The Toyota Rav4’s Anti-Theft System is optional. Both vehicles, however carry side/curtain airbags, child seat anchors, stability control and traction control options.


All in all, both vehicles are standout SUV’s which are globally popularized for good reason. However, during your driving experience of these two models here at our dealership in Indianapolis, Indiana, you will see the differences between the two models with a rather concise clarity. Your first glimpse of the two vehicles side-by-side will reveal that 2016 Mazda CX-5 is a little more glamoured, with a curvy exterior design reminiscent of some luxury SUV vehicles, while the Toyota Rav4 is slightly more compact and utilitarian in design. Their interiors are similar in concept, the Mazda CX-5 boasting a slightly more lavish and up-to-date interior, while the Toyota Rav4’s interior appears slightly dull in its practicality.

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[1] EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.

[2] MSRP excludes taxes, title and license fees. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.