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MAZDA CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4

2021 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4
2021 MAZDA CX-5


2,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds
Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder with Cylinder Deactivation


2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder engine
Skyactiv®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport Mode


8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission
Skyactiv®-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus

Special Handling

104 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

99 cubic feet

Push-Button Start


Are you thinking about getting behind the wheel of a Mazda CX-5 to jazz up your Hurst commute? Are you wondering how it compares to the Toyota RAV4? Which SUV interior has more space for your passengers? We think the Mazda CX-5, compared to the Toyota RAV4, is the far superior SUV. To prove it to you, we’ve put together the detailed, side-by-side Mazda CX-5 vs. RAV4 SUV comparison below.



MAZDA CX-5 vs. RAV4 – Price Tag

Every SUV comparison has to address pricing. You’ll get a better deal with the Mazda CX-5 compared to the Toyota RAV4. The starting MSRP for the Mazda CX-5 comes in a little lower than the RAV4, despite being the better SUV. But may be able to save even more when you take advantage of our new vehicle specials. Here are the starting prices for each:

MAZDA CX-5 vs. RAV4 SUV Comparison – Starting MSRP

  • 2021 MAZDA CX-5 – $25,370*
  • 2021 Toyota RAV4 – $26,350

MAZDA CX-5 vs RAV4 SUV — Interior Space

Any SUV interior should provide plenty of space for your passengers. Your passengers will have more room to stretch out in the Mazda CX-5 compared to the Toyota RAV4. Here are the dimensions:

MAZDA CX-5 vs. RAV4 SUV — Interior Passenger Volume

  • 2021 MAZDA CX-5 – 104 cubic feet
  • 2021 Toyota RAV4 — 99 cubic feet

MAZDA CX-5 vs RAV4 – Towing

Drivers who do a lot of towing along our Dallas roads will want to opt for the Mazda CX-5 due to its superior towing capacity. Here are the towing capacities of each SUV:

MAZDA CX-5 vs. RAV4 SUV Comparison — Towing Capacities

  • 2021 Mazda CX-5 — 2,000 pounds
  • 2021 Toyota RAV4 — 1,500 pounds


The Mazda CX-5 comes equipped with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, something that can’ be found in the Toyota RAV4. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Skyactiv®-G Engines — designed to get the maximum compression out of every drop of fuel to deliver an impressive amount of power without sacrificing fuel efficiency
  • Skyacitv®-Drive Transmissions — built to produce the smoothest possible transition from gear-to-gear
  • Skyacitv®-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring — engineered to shift weight around the vehicle to achieve incredibly smooth handling of curves

Check Out the MAZDA CX-5 at Hiley Mazda of Hurst

Are you ready to get your own Mazda CX-5? We can help with that! You can start right now by searching from the comfort of your own home. You can even value your trade online. We’re just a short drive away from either Dallas or Hurst. Contact us today to find out how easy buying a car can be.


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*MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $1,175 destination charge (Alaska $1,220). 2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature shown with options, $38,000 MSRP. Vehicle shown may be priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.

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