Mazda CX-5 vs Toyota RAV4

If you’re searching for an SUV to travel around Trevose, Langhorne, Bensalem, and Philadelphia, PA, you’ll first want to do a little bit of research before you make your purchase. Two of the most popular models on the market are the Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota RAV4.

Here at Faulkner Mazda Trevose we’re dedicated to helping our drivers every step of the way through the car buying process. Check out our 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs Toyota RAV4 comparison review below to see which one is the right choice for you!

Performance Features and Dimensions

To get started, let’s look under the hood of each of these SUVs. Both models come equipped with a 2.5-Liter engine, but the Mazda CX-5 delivers 186 lb-ft or torque, while the RAV4 comes in at 184 lb-ft of torque.

Both vehicles can seat five passengers, in the Mazda CX-5, you’ll get 103.6 cubic ft. of passenger space, while in the RAV4, you’re only provided with 98.9 cubic feet of passenger room. This means everyone riding in the Mazda CX-5 will be able to sit more comfortably than they would in the Toyota RAV4.

Mazda CX-5


Toyota RAV4




186 lb-ft


184 lb-ft

103.6 cubic feet

Passenger Space

98.9 cubic feet

Standard Front-Wheel Drive

Available All-Wheel Drive


Standard Front-Wheel Drive

Available All-Wheel Drive

While there’s more passenger room found inside the Mazda CX-5, the exterior dimensions are smaller. The Mazda CX-5 comes in at 179.1 inches long, 72.5 inches wide, and 65.4 inches tall. The Toyota RAV4 is 180.9 inches long, 73 inches wide, and 67 inches tall. Usually, the smaller a vehicle is, the easier it is to steer and handle. So with the Mazda CX-5, you’re getting the best of both worlds, large interior space and a sporty durable exterior.

Safety Features

Mazda CX-5 InteriorDriver-assistant safety features were designed to monitor your surroundings and be your partner out on the road. These can be crucial in preventing or lessening impact when it comes to collisions.

The Blind Sport Monitoring feature comes standard on the Mazda CX-5 but is just offered as an available add-on option on the RAV4. This feature monitors your blind spots at your rear and at your sides and will alert you if it senses a vehicle approaching them, in order to make merging easier.

Also standard on the Mazda CX-5 is the Rear Cross Traffic Alert system, and again, it’s just available on the RAV4. This system helps with backing up and parallel parking by monitoring what’s going on behind your vehicle. It will alert you if it senses an object, pedestrian, or vehicle in your way.

The Verdict: Mazda CX-5 vs Toyota RAV4

As you can see from our 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison review, while both vehicles are a great choice for taking on Trevose, Langhorne, Bensalem, and Philadelphia, PA, the Mazda CX-5 beats out the RAV4 in crucial categories like performance and safety features.

If you’re interested in taking the 2019 Mazda CX-5 for a test drive, come on by Faulkner Mazda Trevose. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have!