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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

Red 2018 Mazda CX-5 on a Highway vs Blue 2018 Toyota RAV4 on a Desert Road

An elite competitor in a competitive segment, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is a fan favorite at Earnhardt Mazda Las Vegas. Equipped with an athletic style that promises to turn heads, an energetic, fun-to-drive powertrain, next-generation technology and an affordable price tag, the Mazda CX-5 stands out in this 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 comparison.

Families who choose the 2018 Mazda CX-5 at Earnhardt Mazda Las Vegas will have a choice of three premium, well-equipped grades – Sport, Touring and Grand Touring – that can be tailored to fit your budget. Mazda CX-5 editions seat five passengers in a spacious, family-friendly cabin that adds a versatile 30.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row that can expand to 59.6 cubic feet when the 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats are laid flat.

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2018 Mazda CX-5 VS 2018 Toyota RAV4
$24,150 Base Price $24,660
187-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Base Engine 176-Horsepower 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder
25 MPG City/31 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 23 MPG City/30 MPG Hwy
7-Inch MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System 6.1-Inch Toyota Entune™

2018 Mazda CX-5 Design Specs and Features at Earnhardt Mazda Las Vegas

Price is a key motivator in any car-buying decision and if you are looking for value, the Mazda CX-5 will deliver in this 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 comparison. With a more affordable price, a more powerful engine, more efficient fuel-economy ratings and a better infotainment system, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is a hands-down favorite. Starting at just $24,150, the Mazda CX-5 crossover comes equipped with a standard 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth and push-button start.

SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY sets the bar high for the Mazda brand and is an important piece of the Mazda CX-5 puzzle in this comparison. All Mazda CX-5 variants employ a tried and true 187-horspower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that will overpower the Toyota RAV4 powertrain. When paired with the standard six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission, the Mazda compact crossover will earn 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. When you add the i-ACTIV® AWD system to the equation, the Mazda CX-5 will still make 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

An athletic style and value-packed design is just the tip of the iceberg when you choose the 2018 Mazda CX-5 at Earnhardt Mazda Las Vegas. Entry-level Mazda CX-5 Sport trim levels will now come standard with a rearview camera, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert to upgrade safety. To further improve safety, the CX-5 Sport can be equipped with the I-ACTIVSENSE® suite of collision-prevention technology features, which will add High Beam Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane-Keep Assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart Brake Support, rain-sensing windshield wipers and automatic headlights. With this upgrade in place, the Mazda CX-5 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick.


Red 2018 Mazda CX-5 Side Exterior Driving on Mountain Road at Night
2018 Mazda CX-5 Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Touchscreen Display
2018 Mazda CX-5 Rear Interior
2018 Mazda CX-5 Rear Cargo Space with Cargo Netting and Cargo