Compare 2014 Toyota RAV4 vs 2014 Mazda CX-5

2014 Toyota RAV4
2014 Mazda CX-5
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FWD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LE 24 31 $22,020 $23,550
AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,329 $24,950
FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $23,375 $25,000
AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,684 $26,400
FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $26,478 $28,320
AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $27,787 $29,720
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FWD 4-Door Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,784 $21,395
FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $22,142 $22,795
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $23,356 $24,045
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 32 $24,103 $24,815
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,317 $26,065
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 32 $27,019 $27,820
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $28,233 $29,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,020
$20,784
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,550
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Toyota RAV4 is sensible and spacious; but if driving fun is a priority, you can do better. The 2014 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive, well-designed small crossover with great gas mileage, as well as a light, athletic driving experience.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 103.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 39.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
48.9 53.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 65.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
179.9 178.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 34.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.4 64.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.4 34.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 57.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/65HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3435 3194
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4100 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 6000 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.70
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 4.71
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Mazda CX-5
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 (Est) 6.3 (Est)
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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