Mazda CX-5 vs Toyota Rav4

How Does the New 2018 Mazda CX-5 Compare to the New 2018 Toyota RAV4?

If you're looking for a new midsize SUV that can provide you with a fun driving experience, the versatile space for passengers and cargo alike, the latest safety and entertainment features, and a style that allows you to stand out on the road, look no further than the new 2018 Mazda CX-5. The new 2018 Mazda CX-5 is sleek and stylish both inside and out, attracting attention everywhere you go while also providing you with premium comfort and relaxation. 

The cabin is filled with cutting-edge technology features, including a suite of standard safety technologies and a standard Mazda Connect infotainment system to keep you connected and in control while behind the wheel. When it comes to performance, the sporty driving dynamics and fuel friendly output make the new Mazda CX-5 popular among all drivers, and with an affordable price tag to boot, the new 2018 Mazda CX-5 becomes a great fit for everyone! 

We want you to have all of the information you need to make the most educated decision about which new vehicle is going to be the best fit for you. That's why we're going to compare the new 2018 Mazda CX-5 to the new Toyota RAV4, allowing you to see side by side information as to why the new Mazda CX-5 is the optimal fit for you!

2018 Mazda CX-5
  • The new Mazda CX-5 starts at just $24,150 MSRP while the new Toyota RAV4 starts at $24,660 MSRP, allowing you to save money choosing the Mazda CX-5.
  • If you're looking for athleticism behind the wheel, the new Mazda CX-5 has you covered. Every Mazda CX-5 model comes equipped with a 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine that produces 187-horsepower, while the new Toyota RAV4 comes equipped with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 176-horsepower.
  • Even with a more powerful engine equipped, the Mazda CX-5 achieves a higher estimated fuel economy than the RAV4 does, offering 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, compared to the 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway from the RAV4.
  • The Mazda CX-5 continues to enhance its athleticism with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual and sport modes, putting you in control of your driving experience. The RAV4 simply offers a six-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Toyota Rav4
  • The new Mazda CX-5 offers 103.6 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to 101.9 cubic feet of passenger volume in the new RAV4.
  • If you have towing needs, the new Mazda CX-5 offers up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity, while the RAV4 maxes out at 1,500 pounds.
  • Both vehicles come equipped with a standard infotainment system, Mazda Connect and Toyota Entune, respectively, but the Mazda CX-5 offers a standard 7-inch display screen and the RAV4 offers a standard 6.1-inch display screen.
  • Blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert both come standard on the Mazda CX-5 but are offered as optional features on the RAV4.

Test Drive a New 2018 Mazda CX-5 Model at Mazda of Olympia Today!

If you're ready to learn more about which new 2018 Mazda CX-5 model is the best fit for you, we welcome you to come join us at Mazda of Olympia to test drive a model of your choice today! With such sophisticated comfort, engaging athleticism and accommodating technologies, we're sure that the new Mazda CX-5 will be the right fit for you!


Mazda of Olympia

2201 Carriage St SW
Directions Olympia, WA 98502

  • Sales: 800-678-9210 Ext. 4
  • Service: (800) 971-6596 Ext. 2
  • Parts: (800) 971-6596 Ext. 3


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  1. Mazda of Olympia

    2201 Carriage St SW
    Olympia, WA 98502

    • Sales: 800-678-9210 Ext. 4
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