Compare 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Subaru Forester vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Mazda CX-5
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2020 Subaru Forester
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2020 Toyota RAV4
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Select style
Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-5 Grand Touring AWD 24 30 $30,477 $31,710
CX-5 Grand Touring FWD 25 31 $29,133 $30,310
CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve AWD 22 27 $33,767 $35,135
CX-5 Signature AWD 22 27 $35,708 $37,155
CX-5 Sport AWD 24 30 $26,092 $26,590
CX-5 Sport FWD 25 31 $24,719 $25,190
CX-5 Touring AWD 24 30 $27,416 $28,230
CX-5 Touring FWD 25 31 $26,057 $26,830
Select style
CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester CVT 26 33 $23,099 $24,495
Forester Limited CVT 26 33 $29,062 $31,095
Forester Premium CVT 26 33 $25,753 $27,395
Forester Sport CVT 26 33 $27,224 $28,995
Forester Touring CVT 26 33 $32,266 $34,595
Select style
Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 25 33 $30,907 $33,055
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 41 38 $26,650 $28,350
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 41 38 $34,667 $36,880
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 41 38 $27,866 $29,645
RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD 41 38 $32,244 $34,300
RAV4 LE AWD 27 34 $25,573 $27,350
RAV4 LE FWD 27 35 $24,264 $25,950
RAV4 Limited AWD 25 33 $33,548 $35,880
RAV4 Limited FWD 27 35 $32,239 $34,480
RAV4 TRD Off Road AWD 25 32 $32,988 $35,280
RAV4 XLE AWD 27 33 $26,783 $28,645
RAV4 XLE FWD 28 35 $25,474 $27,245
RAV4 XLE Premium AWD 27 33 $29,313 $31,350
RAV4 XLE Premium FWD 28 35 $28,004 $29,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,477
$23,099
$30,907
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,710
$24,495
$33,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$529 / month
$408 / month
$551 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 trades family-ready space for fine handling and good power. The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 covers more bases this year with smartphone compatibility and tough-looking off-road trims.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.6 39.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 57.2 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41 43.3 41
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.1 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 39.4 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 41.2 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 111.9 98.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 53.6 47.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.2 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65.3 67.5 68.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 61.8 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.2 105.1 105.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.5 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 61.6 62.6
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 28.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 8.7 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
179.1 182.1 181.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.9 31.1 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57 51.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.4 34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
59.6 76.1 69.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38 35.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
30.9 31.1 37.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.3 43.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 73.1 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 11.2 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 11.6 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 16.6 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 35.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR19 P225/60HR17 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR19 P225/60HR17 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3679 3449 3615
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7 17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7 17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 @ 6000 182 @ 5800 203 @ 6600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4000 176 @ 4400 184 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 (Est) 33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 (Est) 26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (Est) 29 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 3.69 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 - 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 - 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.60 - 0.75 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.62 3.70 3.18
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - 1.95
Trans Type
6 7 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56 0.81
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.67
Summary
Body Style
i-ACTIV AWD Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-5 Subaru Forester Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 (Est) 6.1 6.4
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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