2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Mazda CX-5 exterior front fascia and drivers side vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 exterior front fascia and drivers side

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is a popular model for SUV drivers. It isn’t as large as the Mazda CX-9, but it's not as small as the Mazda CX-3. This happy middle SUV comes with some great features for you to enjoy. But how do they hold up against the competitors? We are about to find out by pitting the 2018 Mazda CX-5 against the 2018 Toyota RAV4.

For this comparison, we’ve taken the specs and technology features of the lowest trims for both vehicles. That means you’ll be seeing the 2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE. The power and driver-assist features are revealed in this comparison in the form of an easy-to-read table. Take a look below to find out which features you can expect to see on these two models! If you still have questions don’t hesitate to contact us afterward!

2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport


2018 Toyota RAV4 LE

187 hp / 186 lb.-ft. Horsepower/Torque 176 hp / 172 lb.-ft.
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring n/a
Standard Rear Cross-Traffic Alert n/a
Optional Radar Cruise Control Standard

Advantages of the 2018 Mazda CX-5

You’ll have a bit more power in the Mazda CX-5 than you will in the RAV4. While the 176 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque is perfectly respectable for the Toyota RAV4, the Mazda CX-5 has a bit more power to bring to the table since it has 187 hp and 186 lb.-ft. of torque.

While Toyota models are becoming well-known for their safety and driver-assist features, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport can hold its own against the 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE. Both Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are standard on the Mazda CX-5, while they are not available on the 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE.

However, the Radar Cruise Control is only optional on the Mazda CX-5, while it is standard on the Toyota RAV4.

You’ll see some other driver-assist technologies in the 2018 Mazda CX-5, including the optional Lane Departure Warning System and the standard Forward Obstruction Warning. You’ll also have a standard rearview camera to help when you need to back the vehicle up.

If you have any further questions on the Mazda CX-5 Sport, or any other Mazda vehicle, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Vic Bailey Mazda! We will be happy to help you find your future Mazda vehicle.

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