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What are the Pros and Cons of 2021 Toyota RAV4 and 2021 Mazda CX-5?

2021 Toyota RAV4 vs 2021 Mazda CX-5

The Editors’ Choice award-winning 2021 Toyota RAV4, Toyota’s Crossover SUV, has impressive features and boasts luxury. On the other hand, is the Mazda CX-5, winner of the Car and Driver 10 Best Award.  As the fourth best-selling vehicle in the US, the Toyota model has been in the market for quite some time, but the Mazda CX-5 was launched only in 2012. While Toyota RAV4 proves to be a worthy competitor in the compact SUV segment, Mazda CX-5 outsells the entire Mazda lineup. Keep reading to find out which model is best for the streets of Salinas.


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Interior View of 2021 Toyota RAV 4
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Engine and Performance

The Toyota’s Crossover SUV is designed for the adventurer in you. Unlike Mazda CX-5, the Toyota SUV offers gas and hybrid models and a TRD Off-Road model, making it adaptable to every driving style. It runs on a DOHC 16-valve inline-4 203 hp with 184 lb.-ft engine, whereas the CX-5 is packed with an upgraded 2.5 L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft of torque. The fuel economy of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is 22 mpg city, 27 highway, and 24 combined, which is comparatively less than that of Toyota, at 33 highway and 28 combined. In addition, the 2.5 L turbocharged four-cylinder engine of Toyota RAV4 offers eight-speed automatic functions compared to the six-speed of Mazda’s. As a result, the CX-5 can sprint to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, whereas the 302-hp RAV4 Prime can cover the same in just 5.7 seconds.


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Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4 prices

The starting price of the Toyota RAV4 is $38,250 (Prime AWD), which adds up to $37,347 with $4,722 for the optional equipment and $1,175 for the Destination fee. The Mazda CX-5 is priced at $34,630 (GT Reserve AWD). The total price of Mazda CX-5 sums up to $36,980 with an additional fee of $595 of optional equipment and $1,100 for Destination. For those seeking maximum cargo space with powerful dynamics, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the winner. Book now at Salinas Toyota.


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