2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

Crossover SUVs have been gaining in popularity in recent years, and with their impressive fuel economy ratings and spacious interiors, it's not hard to see why. Growing families and young professionals alike have been turning to the segment for their new vehicles, but with such a competitive class, how do you even begin narrowing down your options? That's where we come in! Car shoppers looking for an affordable and well-equipped crossover will want to keep an eye on the 2017 Mazda CX-5.

But how does the Mazda CX-5 compare to other competitive vehicles in the class? We're putting it to the test with a head-to-head against one of the class's other most popular crossovers: the 2017 Toyota RAV4. Keep reading to learn all about the features and specifications offered by both!

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2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Toyota RAV4
2.5-liter I4: 187 hp; 185 lb.-ft. Standard Engine Specs 2.5-liter I4: 176 hp; 172 lb.-ft.
24/31/27 MPG city/highway/combined EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy Rating 23/30/26 MPG city/highway/combined
103.6 cubic feet Passenger Volume 101.9 cubic feet
2,000 pounds Standard Towing 1,500 pounds

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 comes in an overwhelming eight trim levels: LE, XLE, XLE Hybrid, SE, SE Hybrid, Limited, Limited Hybrid, and Platinum. The 2017 RAV4's engine is not only less powerful than the Mazda CX-5's in terms or horsepower and torque, but it also has a towing capacity that's 500 pounds lower. Additionally, the RAV4's engine is less fuel efficient than the Mazda CX-5's, despite having less passenger space and a smaller overall interior.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 comes in four quality trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Select, and Grand Touring. All trims come equipped with a high-power 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that kicks out 187 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque and has an impressive fuel economy rating of 24/31/27 MPG city/highway/combined. All trims also come equipped with the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, which includes a 7-inch touchscreen display, Pandora® internet radio, Multifunction Commander Control, Bluetooth® integration, Stitcher™ internet radio integration, HD Radio™, and two USB audio inputs. Looking for standard safety features? The 2017 CX-5 has you covered, with all trims coming standard with the advanced safety features Smart City Brake Support, which is an extra-cost feature on most competitors.

Car shoppers interested in learning more about the 2017 Mazda CX-5 are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Matt Castrucci Mazda. Those ready to get behind the wheel of the crossover SUV are invited to stop in and see us at our location in Dayton or schedule an obligation-free test drive online!

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