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.
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.
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.