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Mazda CX-5 vs Toyota Rav4
2015 Mazda CX-5 Sport 2014 Toyota Rav4 LE
$21,545 MSRP $23,550
26 city/35 hwy Fuel Economy 24 city/31 hwy
2,000 lbs Max Trailer Weight 1,500 lbs

36 months/

36,000 miles

Roadside Assistance

24 months/

24,000 miles

Mazda CX-5 vs Toyota Rav4

Mazda CX-5 seating

It’s time to find that great family crossover that’s going to take you and your crew through every season. You need something reliable, efficient, and able to accommodate your needs and budget. Perhaps you’ve narrowed it down to a few options, among them the 2015 Mazda CX-5 and the 2014 Toyota Rav4. These two models are popular for a reason: Their capability, comfort, and convenience features set them apart from the pack. But how do these two models differ, and which one is right for you? Today we’re looking at the Mazda CX-5 vs the Toyota Rav4, both in their base model versions, to give you a better idea of what’s offered on each of these crossovers and how they differ in some of the major categories.


You’ll notice right away that there’s a significant gap in MSRP between these two vehicles, with the Toyota Rav4 coming in at a noticeably higher recommended price. Now the question becomes: How much more do you get for the extra money?

2015 Mazda CX-5 Fond du Lac WI 

The Mazda CX-5 boasts better fuel economy than the Rav4, which means that in addition to paying less for the vehicle itself, you’ll continue to save over time at the pump. You’ll also notice that in terms of Roadside Assistance, the warranty offered by Mazda for the CX-5 is a full year or 12,000 miles longer than that of the Toyota model. More coverage inspires more confidence, and that’s something we know is important to drivers here in Wisconsin, especially during our more hazardous driving seasons. The CX-5 also offers more in the way of trailering capability, which for many area drivers can make a big difference when it comes to planning family activities.


The 2015 Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota Rav4 are both excellent crossovers, and each has its own merits. We’d say, though, that in terms of long-term value, there’s a strong case to be made for the CX-5. Interested in checking it out in person or taking it for a test drive? Call or stop in to see us here at Holiday Mazda and we’ll gladly help you explore this dynamic family vehicle here in Fond du Lac WI!

2015 Mazda CX-5 Fond du Lac WI