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Compare 2015 Mazda CX-5 vs 2015 Toyota RAV4

2015 Mazda CX-5
2015 Toyota RAV4
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AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $28,387 $29,220
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $23,706 $24,395
CX-5 AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,472 $26,215
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 32 $27,176 $27,970
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $22,298 $22,945
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 32 $24,258 $24,965
CX-5 FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,939 $21,545
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AWD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,451 $25,080
RAV4 AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $27,910 $29,850
RAV4 AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,908 $26,640
RAV4 FWD 4-Door LE 24 31 $22,142 $23,680
RAV4 FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $26,601 $28,450
RAV4 FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $23,599 $25,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,387
$23,451
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,220
$25,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is an athletic, fuel-efficient, well-designed small crossover. The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is a practical crossover with confident handling. Just know that driving enjoyment is not its strong point.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 48.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
39 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.3 101.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 179.9
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 65.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.1 38.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.7 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.4 73.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.1 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.1 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.6 -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 10.8
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)
11.9 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR19 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR19 P225/65HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3560 3550
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3250 172 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 5700 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.62 4.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-5 Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 6.0
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 7.1
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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