Compare 2015 Toyota RAV4 vs 2015 Mazda CX-5

2015 Toyota RAV4
2015 Mazda CX-5
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FWD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LE 24 31 $22,142 $23,680
AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,451 $25,080
FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $23,599 $25,240
AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,908 $26,640
FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $26,601 $28,450
AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $27,910 $29,850
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FWD 4-Door Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,939 $21,545
FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $22,298 $22,945
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $23,706 $24,395
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 32 $24,258 $24,965
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,472 $26,215
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 32 $27,176 $27,970
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $28,387 $29,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,142
$20,939
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,680
$21,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$359 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is a practical crossover with confident handling. Just know that driving enjoyment is not its strong point. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is an athletic, fuel-efficient, well-designed small crossover.
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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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 103.8
Second Hip Room (in)
48.9 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 39.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
179.9 178.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.4 34.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 34.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.4 64.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 57.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38.7
Brakes
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)
11.2 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3435 3223
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 6000 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Mazda CX-5
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 7.0
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.1
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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