2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Toyota Rav4

Front passenger side exterior view of a red 2019 Mazda CX-5 on the left "vs" front driver side exterior view of a gray 2019 Toyota Rav4 on the right

There are many similarities between the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Toyota Rav4 including their sleek and sporty exterior appeal as well as fuel-efficient performance under the hood. All of these similarities can make it difficult to decide between them and that is why we have put together a side-by-side comparison for you right here below. In the easy to understand graph you will see the available engine and performance specs for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Toyota Rav4. Read on to find out about all of the similarities and differences between the interior cargo and passenger space as well as the cabin comforts of the 2019 CX-5 and 2019 Rav4.

2019 Mazda CX-5


2019 Toyota Rav4

2.5L Turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Available Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder
255 HP/ 310 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 203 HP/ 184 LB-FT
SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
22 MPG City/ 27 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 26 MPG City/ 35 MPG HWY

What are the Differences Between the 2019 Mazda CX-5 & 2019 Toyota Rav4?

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 gets equipped with a 2.0L SKYACTIV®-G engine that supplies it with 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. This 2.0L 4-Cylinder engine also works with the SKYACTIV® Automatic Transmission to achieve EPA fuel economy estimates of 25 MPG City/ 31 MPG HWY. All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is available for all trim levels of both the 2019 CX-5 and 2019 Rav4 but the 2019 Mazda CX-5 gets equipped with standard AWD on its upper trim levels. There is no alternative engine option available and AWD does not come standard at any trim level of the 2019 Toyota Rav4.

Inside the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Toyota Rav4 you will find seating for five people but the 2019 CX-5 has 103.6 cubic feet of passenger volume and the 2019 Rav4 only has 98.9 cubic feet. There is also substantially more front row headroom, legroom, and hip room in the cabin of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 than there is in the 2019 Toyota Rav4. Both the 2019 CX-5 and Rav4 have a split-folding second-row seat for versatile cargo and passenger space. There is also a color touchscreen display in the 2019 CX-5 and 2019 Rav4 but the standard touchscreen of the Mazda CX-5 measures 7” while the standard screen of the 2019 Toyota Rav4 is only 6.1”. Thanks to its more powerful engine, larger cabin, and better standard interior amenities the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is the easy winner over the 2019 Toyota Rav4. Take the 2019 Mazda CX-5 for a test drive today at Matt Castrucci Mazda in Dayton, OH to experience everything it has to offer for yourself.