Comparing the Mazda CX-5 with the Toyota RAV4

At Mazda of Wooster, we know that our customers throughout the greater Medina area appreciate a good SUV when they see one, and we're proud to present a collection of some of the most eye-catching and exciting SUV options available today. Our new Mazda inventory is jam-packed with impressive SUVs and crossovers, with something for everyone. If you're looking for a five-passenger model that maximizes luxury and space, allow us to introduce you to the popular Mazda CX-5.

Filling the niche between subcompact and three-row, the two-row CX-5 is a perfect size for drivers who want an SUV, but who crave a smaller vehicle they can park anywhere. It's crafted with the signature Mazda attention to detail, and it's comfortable whether you're in the front seat or the back.

While an investment in the Mazda CX-5 is always a great idea, we understand that there are other, similarly sized compact SUVs that may be competing for your attention. To help you understand what sets the CX-5 apart and makes it the right choice for your needs, we've placed it side by side with one of its top competitors - the Toyota RAV4. Read on to learn more.


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Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4

  • Power. Every Toyota RAV4 has 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque from a base four-cylinder engine. But the Mazda CX-5 has a range of options available, with a couple of opportunities to increase power and output for Medina and Ashland, OH drivers. Standard power for the CX-5 is 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, and it offers two higher output ratings for drivers who want more, including the choice of either 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, or 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. Not only does this give you more overall power and capability, but it also means you have more choice in how your SUV is powered.
  • Passenger space. When it comes to cruising around the Massillon, OH or Wooster area in comfort, the Mazda CX-5 allows you to stretch out more than the Toyota RAV4. Our CX-5 has the slight edge in headroom, an identical measurement of legroom in the front seat, and more than two inches of extra legroom for the backseat.
  • Standard features. Both SUVs have a range of trim options available that drivers can use to personalize their driving experience, with a menu of standard amenities on each one. But the Mazda CX-5 starts off with more standard features on each model, and it builds that list as you explore other trim levels. Drivers can look forward standard fare that includes keyless entry, bush-button start, LED headlights, and backseats that fold and recline. The RAV4 base model is missing most of these features and, in fact, they're not even available until upper trims, if at all.
  • Standard safety technology. As with the roster of standard amenities listed above, the Mazda CX-5 also has more standard safety equipment than the Toyota RAV4. While both models receive a nice suite of advanced driver's aids, the Mazda has a couple that the Toyota doesn't offer until higher up in the list of trims, including blind-spot monitoring and a rear cross-traffic alert system.

Discover the Mazda CX-5 for Yourself in Wooster

With a reputation for high-level interiors and impeccable performance, it's easy to see why so many drivers here in Ohio, and around the globe, gravitate towards Mazda engineering and style. When you're ready to experience the CX-5 SUV for yourself and see firsthand everything that truly sets it apart in any comparison, we're ready to introduce you. Browse online to learn more about currently available models and reach out for more information.