2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Toyota Rav4

Looking for powerful and reliable SUV in the South Florida? Ther eare a lot of great options to choose from, but at Mazda of Palm Beach, we know that the main players in this market are the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Toyota Rav4. That’s why we put together this article to demonstrate the similarities and differences between the two leading SUVs in South Florida and help you decide which option is best for you.

Compare and Contrast

In the chart below, we compare the basic specs for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Toyota Rav4:

As you can see, both vehicles use a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, giving them botht he power they need to keep you driving confiedntly on the road. In addition, they come close in terms of HP and torque, with the 2019 Mazda CX-5 boasting 186 lb-ft of torque and the 2019 Toyota Rav4 demonstrating enhanced HP at 203. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is associated with the SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic engine, while the 2019 Toyota Rav4 has an 8-speed automatic transmission. Finally, when it comes to fuel economy, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Toyota Rav4 come close, with 25-35 MPG.


Which is the Better Choice?

While it’s clear that these two SUVs come close in terms of their basic specs, it’s important to decide which factors are most important to you as a driver. For instance, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Toyota Rav4 can seat up to five people, but if you’re looking for the better overall passenger volume, the CX-5 beats out the Rav4. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 has 103.6 cubic feet of overall passenger volume, while the Rav4 comes in at only 98.9 cubic feet. Both SUVs have the technology you and your passengers want for the long rides, including touchscreen display with Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay. However, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 also has an available Android Auto – something the 2019 Toyota Rav4 doesn’t offer.

In addition, when it comes to the engines, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 has an upgrade – the 2.5L Turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G engine, which comes standard on the Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trim levels. The upgraded engine gives the 2019 Mazda CX-5 250 HP and 310 lb-ft of torque, beating out the 2019 Toyota Rav4. Finally, if you’re looking for standard All-Wheel Drive (AWD), you going to want to choose the 2019 Mazda CX-5, because you can get this on the Signature trim level, but none of the trim levels of the Toyota Rav4 come standard with AWD.

The Winner: The 2019 Mazda CX-5

Based on the overall evaluation of the two competing SUVs, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is clearly the better option when considering multiple factors. If you decide that this is the vehicle for you, stop by your local South Florida Mazda dealership, Mazda of Palm Beach, to check out your options and get into the car of your dreams.