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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

Serra Lifetime Warranty (Learn More)

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SKYACTIV® Technology

25/31 mpg

Mileage (City/Highway)

23/29 mpg
187 hp, 186 lb-ft

Engine Output

176 hp, 172 lb-ft
59.6 cubic feet

Max. Cargo Space

73.4 cubic feet
7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System 

Standard Display

6.1-inch Entune™ Audio

Whether families are looking for a practical commuting car, or an individual craves dynamic handling (or a combination of the two!) a compact crossover may be able to offer the right balance of a spacious interior, fun driving, and fuel efficiency. But which model is right for the busy driver? In a field that teems with options, the two models in this 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 comparison offer both value and engaging features.

What it comes down to is personal driver preference between these two models. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is a driver’s car, designed for engaging handling and driving fun on highways and city roads. It offers more engine output and better mileage numbers. However, busy drivers looking for cargo space and off-road adventuring may be more interested in the 218 Toyota RAV4. For example, the Toyota has over 13 cubic feet more cargo space.

Get the 2018 Mazda CX-5 in Trussville AL

Safety features are another place where the two models in this 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 comparison are neck and neck. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 comes standard with the i-Activsense® suite of driver assistance features. However, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense. Both of these bundles include valuable features like adaptive cruise control, high beam control, lane keeping assistance, and brake support. These can help drivers stay safe even in changing and challenging traffic conditions.

We like the 2018 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover for its elegant designs and sporty feel, but the 2018 Toyota RAV4 can also offer plenty of value for customers looking for off-road confidence and interior cargo-carrying capacity. Both of these models can hold up to five passengers and are available at dealerships in the Steve Serra Auto Group in and around Birmingham AL, which means that drivers can enjoy the Serra Lifetime Warranty and the Serra TLC Service Package by opting for either one. Test drive a new 2018 Mazda CX-5 at Serra Mazda today.


steering wheel of the 2018 Mazda CX-5
front view of the 2018 Mazda CX-5
white front seats of the 2018 Mazda CX-5
red 2018 Mazda CX-5 seen from the rear


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