Compare 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Toyota RAV4
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FWD LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD LE 23 30 $23,057 $24,660
FWD XLE 23 30 $24,077 $25,750
AWD LE 22 28 $24,366 $26,060
AWD XLE 22 28 $25,386 $27,150
AWD Hybrid LE 34 30 $25,743 $27,385
FWD Adventure 23 30 $26,126 $27,950
AWD Adventure 22 28 $26,781 $28,650
FWD SE 23 29 $27,152 $29,040
AWD Hybrid XLE 34 30 $27,523 $29,280
AWD SE 22 28 $28,461 $30,440
FWD Limited 23 29 $29,130 $31,155
AWD Hybrid SE 34 30 $30,489 $32,435
AWD Limited 22 28 $30,439 $32,555
AWD Hybrid Limited 34 30 $32,223 $34,280
FWD Platinum 23 29 $32,724 $35,000
AWD Platinum 22 28 $34,033 $36,400
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,057
$23,710
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,660
$24,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$411 / month
$403 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 39.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
48.9 55.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 103.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 179.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.9 65.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- 29.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.4 59.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.4 30.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 30.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 32.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 57
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 11.7
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
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3527
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
Engine
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 6000 187 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4100 186 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (Est) 28 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 (Est) 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 (Est) 25 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 4.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.45
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Mazda CX-5
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 (Est) 6.3 (Est)
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 Toyota RAV4
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