2016 Toyota RAV4 vs 2016 Mazda CX-5

Crossover SUVs are becoming increasingly popular among drivers looking for extra space without losing out on the efficiency. Similar to a sedan, crossover SUVs offer impressive fuel economies that are appealing to commuters and those who often travel long distance. Similar to an SUV, these crossovers offer more cargo and passenger volume than a sedan and are often set with a reasonable towing capacity. One of the most popular crossover SUVs on the market right now is the 2016 Toyota RAV4. Our team here at Serra Toyota is going to compare the RAV4 to the 2016 Mazda CX-5 to show drivers what each vehicle has to offer.

For this comparison, we’re looking at just the base models for each vehicle. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 LE will be compared to the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Sport. It’s important to note there are additional features and performance capabilities that are offered on the higher models for both of these vehicles, which is definitely something to keep in mind. As far as our comparison is concerned, both vehicles are set with front-wheel drive and 6-speed automatic transmissions, which makes for a smooth driving experience.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 LE 2016 Mazda CX-5 Sport
2.5-liter I-4 Engine 2.5-liter I-4
38.4 cu. ft. Cargo volume 34.1 cu. ft.
6-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
$24,350 MSRP $23,195

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When it comes to fuel economy, these crossover SUVs are quite similar. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 LE gets an estimated 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, whereas the 2016 Mazda CX-5 Sport gets an average estimated 26 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Although the CX-5 is slightly more efficient, the RAV4 does offer a larger fuel capacity.

When it comes to safety, these crossovers are the same across the board with standard vehicle anti-theft systems and tire pressure monitors. They both offer a comparable list of standard convenience features as well including cruise control, steering wheel mounted controls, an outside temperature gauge and power windows and locks. Also similar are the warranties, which are the same for both vehicles when it comes to basic and powertrain warranties.

With seating for five passengers, both the 2016 Toyota RAV4 and the 2016 Mazda CX-5 offer plenty of room for passengers and cargo. As noted above, the 2016 RAV4 does offer more cargo volume for extra belongings as well as more legroom for the front seat passengers.

Those interested in learning more about what the 2016 Toyota RAV4 has to offer are encouraged to contact Serra Toyota in Birmingham, AL here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this popular crossover SUV can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.

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