Compare 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

2018 Mazda CX-5
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FWD Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Sport 25 31 $23,710 $24,150
AWD Sport 24 30 $24,985 $25,450
FWD Touring 25 31 $25,472 $26,215
AWD Touring 24 30 $26,734 $27,515
FWD Grand Touring 25 31 $28,503 $29,645
AWD Grand Touring 24 30 $29,752 $30,945
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FWD LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD LE 26 35 $23,844 $25,500
AWD LE 25 33 $25,153 $26,900
FWD XLE 26 35 $25,527 $27,300
AWD Hybrid LE 34 30 $26,039 $27,700
AWD XLE 25 33 $26,836 $28,700
AWD Hybrid XLE 34 30 $27,731 $29,500
FWD XLE Premium 26 35 $27,585 $29,500
AWD XLE Premium 25 33 $28,894 $30,900
AWD Adventure 25 33 $30,763 $32,900
FWD Limited 26 35 $31,324 $33,500
AWD Hybrid XSE 34 30 $31,680 $33,700
AWD Limited 25 33 $32,633 $34,900
AWD Hybrid Limited 34 30 $33,559 $35,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,710
$23,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,150
$25,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$403 / month
$425 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
As long as cargo space isn’t your main reason for buying a compact crossover, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is an excellent, fun-to-drive choice. With a dollop of refinement, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 would be a solid home run.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 47.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 98.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 56.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 41
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65.3 67
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 63.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 73
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 63
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.6 8.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.9 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
59.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
30.9 37.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.3 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 12
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 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 36.1
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)
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)
3527 3370
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4000 184 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 @ 6000 203 @ 6600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 3.18
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.95
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-5 Toyota RAV4
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.9
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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2018 Mazda CX-5
  • 2019 CX-5 arriving; 2018s still widely available
  • Up to $1,000 rebate on 2018s; $500 on 2019s
  • Lease a 2018 from $215 for 36 months
  • APR as low as 2.39% for 60 months + no payment for 90 days
2019 Toyota RAV4
  • Redesigned 2019 RAV4 is on sale
  • Lease: From $299/mo.
  • Finance: No APR deals
  • Rebate: Up to $1,000 financing bonus cash
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