Comparing the2020 Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota RAV4

If you’re in the market for a performance-driven SUV, we suggest you check out the 2020 Mazda CX-5, now available at our Omaha, NE Mazda dealership. You’re sure to be impressed by its capability, style, safety, and technology.

If you’re still doing research, you might have also looked at the Toyota RAV4. Sometimes, it’s hard to know the difference and decide which SUV might be more suited to your needs. At Woodhouse Place Mazda we’re happy this side-by-side comparison to help you make the right choice.

Performance and Capability 

Our Mazda dealership in Omaha, NE offers the top selling Mazda CX-5 crossover. Its refined interior seats five and has up to 59.6 square feet of cargo space, along with a 40/20/40 split, one-touch fold-down rear seat to handle a variety of gear and supplies.

The Mazda CX-5 offers impressive performance, including an available 2.5-liter Turbocharged engine with 250 horsepower, compared to the standard 2.5-liter engine in the RAV4, which only hits 203 horsepower.

Plus, the Mazda CX-5 offers the available i-Activ AWD® with Off-Road Traction Assist to provide better control and traction in unpredictable road conditions.

The RAV4 does come with 3 available drive modes, but it doesn’t offer the same intelligent auto-adjustment as its Mazda rival.

Safety and Technology

The Mazda CX-5 is all about keeping your family safe, with standard driver-assist systems from Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection to Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Your ride will also be more consistent with Radar Cruise Control.

Meanwhile, the RAV4 gives you Toyota Safety Sense® 2.0, which provides some of same driver-assist systems. However, features such as Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are only available on higher trims.

When it comes to technology, the Mazda CX-5 infotainment features set you up well with standard systems like MAZDA CONNECTTM with voice command or touchscreen control, and Internet radio options like Pandora® and StitcherTM. Apple CarPlayTM, Android AutoTM, SiriusXM radio, and Bluetooth® capability are available.

The Toyota RAV4 does well in this area, with a number of standard infotainment features from Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ to SiriusXM radio and Internet access. Other systems are available on higher trims.

Buying a Mazda CX-5

If you’re ready to buy or lease a new Mazda CX-5, which beats out the competition in performance and safety, come in for a test drive at Woodhouse Place Mazda in Omaha, NE. Our inventory includes other new models, including the Mazda3 sedan, Mazda CX-9 SUV, and Mazda CX-30 SUV. We look forward to working with you.