Compare 2008 Mazda MAZDA5 vs 2008 Toyota RAV4

2008 Mazda MAZDA5
2008 Toyota RAV4
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4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring N/A N/A $21,063 $22,515
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Sport N/A N/A $17,734 $18,945
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Touring N/A N/A $19,427 $20,760
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Manual Sport N/A N/A $16,849 $17,995
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4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,063
$20,839
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,515
$22,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Provided you don't expect too much of a zoom-zoom feel, the 2008 Mazda Mazda5 is one of the few good choices for buyers looking for minivan spaciousness in a vehicle that's especially fuel-efficient and maneuverable. The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 20 mpg
Highway
- 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Minivan 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 108.2
Second Hip Room (in)
58.3 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 57.1
Third Leg Room (in)
30.7 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.7
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.1 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
52.9 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
64.2 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 181.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
44.4 36.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.9 73.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.4 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3475 3444
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.3L/138 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 6500 166 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4500 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.41
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda5 Toyota RAV4
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
E-type Multi-link coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut

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