The 2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs. the 2021 Toyota RAV4: A Comparison by Superior MAZDA

2021 Mazda CX-5

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 has earned national acclaim for its exceptional safety, style, and performance. Mazda models like the 2021 Mazda CX-5 are commonly thought of as luxury cars available for a far more affordable price, a quality that sets it apart from competitors like the 2021 Toyota RAV4.

Powertrain

A key differentiator separating the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 can be found under the hood of these respective SUVs.

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 has two available engines. The first is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that outputs 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque and comes standard on the baseline and midrange trims. The other is a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that achieves 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque and is equipped on the high-end trims.

By comparison, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 model’s single engine choice maxes out at 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque and is more than two seconds slower going from 0 – 60 (9.1 seconds, vs. 6.6 seconds for the 2021 Mazda CX-5).

Safety

As evidenced by its Top Safety Pick designation courtesy of the IIHS, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 is one of the safer vehicles in its class. However, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is arguably the safest compact crossover SUV in the land, boasting Top Safety Pick+ status.

What this means is that this new Mazda SUV achieved a perfect score in all six of the IIHS’ evaluation areas, whereas the 2021 Toyota RAV4 did not.

Performance

2021 Mazda CX-5 Interior

Whereas the 2021 Toyota RAV4 model’s acceptable steering, handling, and braking are compromised by a rather lackluster engine, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 handles less like a traditional SUV and more like a sports car. Visit our nearby Mazda dealership and you’ll see that the 2021 Mazda CX-5 model’s steering and cornering are exceptionally sharp thanks to this SUV’s sophisticated design.

And when you factor in available enhancements like Drive Selection and off-road traction assist, it’s easy to see why the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is considered by many to be the best-handling compact crossover around.

Experience the 2021 MAZDA CX-5 today

Our local Mazda financing department is ready to help you purchase a 2021 Mazda CX-5 today. Though the 2021 Toyota RAV4 has its merits, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is the clear choice if you want to drive one of the auto industry’s best-looking, top-performing SUVs.

Stop by Superior Mazda and see for yourself today!