2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

There’s some fierce competition in the crossover market, and the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is turning out to be one of the strongest competitors. Not only does it have refined looks that will turn heads, but it even wins when you look at the numbers. See what we mean as we compare the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4. If you decide that the Mazda CX-5 is right for you, then check out the inventory that we have at Holiday Mazda in Fond du Lac near Beaver Dam and Slinger. We are Worth the Trip!

2018 Mazda CX-5


2018 Toyota RAV4

$24,150 MSRP $24,660
25-City / 31-Highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 23-City / 30-Highway
Available Leather Seating Not Available
104 Cubic-Feet Interior Room 101 Cubic-Feet
2018 Mazda CX-5 steering wheel and dash


Crossovers aren’t always known for being efficient, but the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is proving that belief wrong. Not only does it outclass the Toyota RAV4 in both city and highway driving, but it also offers more power with 186 horsepower coming from its 2.5-liter engine.

These numbers are all made possible through Mazda’s innovative SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. Through smart engine technology, strategic use of materials, and an eye towards fun, the Mazda CX-5 will stretch a smile on your face without breaking the bank.

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2018 Mazda CX-5 parchment leather front seats


You may not have noticed because of their low prices, but Mazda has slowly transformed itself into an affordable luxury brand. That’s why only the base trim for the Mazda CX-5 comes with cloth. Above that you get leatherette seating with the Touring trim and real leather seating with the Grand Touring trim.

The Toyota RAV4 doesn’t offer real leather at any trim level, and yet the Mazda CX-5 is able to offer this leather in both black and a nearly white parchment color both with beautiful red contrast stitching.

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2018 Mazda CX-5 parchment leather rear seats

Interior Room

Not only is the overall passenger room larger on the Mazda crossover, but you and your passengers will be able to feel it with more headroom at every seating position, over 2 inches of extra legroom for rear passengers, and more hip room for everybody.

In addition to that, the Mazda CX-5 provides ample room for cargo. With all five seating positions occupied, you can still fit 30.9 cubic-feet of cargo in back and if you fold down those second-row seats, you get up to 59.6 cubic-feet of cargo room.

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