Toyota RAV4 vs Mazda CX-5 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Toyota RAV4
Adventure
MSRP
$27,950
Invoice
$26,126
Average Price Paid
$25,699
406 listings nationwide

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2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD
MSRP
$30,945
Invoice
$29,752
Average Price Paid
$29,731
6,763 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Toyota RAV4
Adventure
Fair Price
$26,593
Good Price
$24,559
Great Price
$23,396
2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD
Fair Price
$30,360
Good Price
$28,993
Great Price
$28,212

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Toyota RAV4
Adventure
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,790
9 listings nationwide

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2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,443
42 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Toyota RAV4
Adventure
Andrew Newton Preview:

Toyota’s ever-popular RAV4 compact crossover SUV received a pretty comprehensive refresh in 2016, but the 2018 model gets a few notable updates as well as a new trim: the Adventure. Th...

2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Mazda wants to move into the same premium product territory currently occupied by Acura, Buick, MINI, Volkswagen and, increasingly, Kia. To support this move, Mazda is launching a new ...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Toyota RAV4
Adventure
50
writes:
Not comfortable vehicle.
10
writes:
Great ride with power
30
writes:
Good value had everything we wanted and a couple more features that we didnt know we wanted. Looked, Drove and...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Hyundai Tucson worse.
"Nice aggressive lines, black accents and hood scoop stripe"
Value Ranked 2018 Hyundai Tucson better.
"Leather seats"
2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD
20
writes:
Great drive. I dont like CVT transmission.
20
writes:
Hola
writes:
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L AWD worse.
"Best value for $$"

Specs

2018 Toyota RAV4
Adventure
2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 15.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
176 hp @ 6,000 RPM
187 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
172 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.4:1
13:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.54 in x 3.86 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.6 in 41 in
Back Legroom 37.2 in 39.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 38.4 cu ft 30.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 900 lbs 976 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,900 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 183.5 in 179.1 in
Width 72.6 in 72.5 in
Height 67.1 in 66.1 in
Wheelbase 104.7 in 106.2 in

Available Options

2018 Toyota RAV4
Adventure

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Silver Sky Metallic
  • Special Color - Blizzard Pearl
  • Super White

Option Packages

  • Remote Engine Starter
  • Cold Weather Package
  • Plus Extra Value Package
  • Power Plus Extra Value Package
  • Power Premium Extra Value Package
  • Front and Back Clearance Sonar
2018 Mazda CX-5
Grand Touring AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Metallic Paint
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic Paint

Option Packages

  • Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
  • Mazda Mobile Start
  • Premium Package

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