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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Manual Sport
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Transmission

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,396 $20,995
FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $21,754 $22,395
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 26 32 $23,501 $24,195
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 26 32 $26,557 $27,345
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $22,967 $23,645
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 31 $24,714 $25,445
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 31 $27,771 $28,595
FWD 4-Door I4 (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,396
$21,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,995
$22,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$378 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive and modern crossover with great handling and surprising space, but sluggish acceleration. The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.200 53.8
Second Leg Room (in) 39.300 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.100 40.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.700 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.500 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.500 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.000 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.800 108.2
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.600 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.400 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.500 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 179.300 181.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 44.400 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.300 66.3
Liftover Height (in) 29.200 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.500 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.300 104.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.100 36.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 57.100 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.600 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.400 73.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.300 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.700 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.700 x 1.100 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.900 x 0.400 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.8 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.700 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.400 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.500 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.700 34.8
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/65R17 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/65R17 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size T145/90D16 P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3208 3360
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 6000 179 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection SFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.680 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.700 3.94
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.300 1.41
Trans Type 6 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.837 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.724 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.947 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.705 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.029 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name Mazda CX-5 Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Coil spring
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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