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2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 Toyota Rav4

As the compact crossover SUV continues to be one of the hottest segments in the auto industry, the number of vehicles to choose from also continues to rise. With so many quality crossovers to choose from, the decision as to which one would be the best choice for your driving needs can be difficult for many SUV shoppers who are looking for the the perfect vehicle. In order to help you find the right one for your specific needs, we have put two of the top choices in the popular segment up against each other so you can see which one is the best option. This comparison of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 vs 2016 Toyota Rav4 will help show you which crossover SUV has all of the things you are looking for in your next utility vehicle.

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 and 2016 Toyota Rav4 have many similarities to each other but the most glaring difference between them that car shoppers notice are their starting prices. The new Mazda CX-5 cost thousands of dollars less than the new Toyota Rav4 which gives the Mazda SUV an early lead in this comparison.

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2016 Mazda CX-5 VS 2016 Toyota Rav4
$21,795 MSRP $24,350
2.0-liter 4-cyl Engine 2.5-liter 4-cyl
26 city/35 hwy Fuel Economy 24 city/31 hwy
103.8 cu-ft Passenger Volume 101.9 cu-ft

2016 Mazda CX-5 and 2016 Toyota Rav4 Comparison

There is more to finding the perfect crossover SUV that fits your specific driving needs than just its price. A vehicle in this segment also has to deliver excellent performance and impressive fuel economy ratings. These are the categories where the 2016 Mazda CX-5 really turns up the heat on the Rav4. The new Mazda CX-5 offers a fuel economy rating of up to 26 city/35 hwy mpg while the less-efficient Toyota Rav4 can only deliver a maximum of 24 city and 31 mpg on the highway. Both the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and 2016 Toyota Rav4 offer an automatic transmission and the traction control of all-wheel drive.

The interior features and options list is what can really change the mind of a crossover SUV shopper and after reviewing both of these vehicles, you’ll notice that one of them does offer more than the other. The interior of the new Mazda CX-5 has a list of high-tech features and comfort options that is far superior to that of the 2016 Toyota Rav4. Crossover SUV shoppers who choose the less expensive and more fuel-efficient 2016 Mazda CX-5 will also get an excellent list of luxury features and comfort options that includes Bluetooth, navigation, heated front seats, sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, 7-inch touchscreen interface, power accessories rearview camera and many others. With its superior fuel economy rating, excellent choice of features and options, stylish exterior and available all-wheel drive, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 wins this comparison against the 2016 Toyota Rav4 and claims the title of the best new compact crossover SUV.

2016 Mazda CX-5 interior view
2016 Mazda CX-5 standard features
2016 Mazda CX-5 fuel economy and performance ratings
2016 Mazda CX-5 exterior view

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