2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4

A 2020 Mazda CX-5 comapred to a 2020 Toyota Rav4

With the popularity of small crossover SUVs, you may be overloaded with so many options. Plus, with so many options to investigate, it can get difficult to size-up the market when you’re focused on finding what you need at the right price.

Here at Marketplace Mazda, we decided to match up the 2020 Mazda CX-5 against the well-advertised 2020 Toyota RAV4 to show you how much the Mazda brand stands out in the industry. Take a look!

2020 Mazda CX-5


2020 Toyota RAV4

SKYACTIV-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder Engine 2.5L Dynamic Force 4-cylinder with DOHC
187 horsepower at 6,000 rpm Horsepower 203 horsepower at 6,600 rpm
186 ft-lbs. at 4,000 rpm Torque 184 ft-lbs. at 5,000 rpm
25 / 31 MPG MPG (City/Highway) 26 / 30 MPG

Engine Matchup

Glancing at the table above, it’s easy to spot that both vehicles are well-rounded if you take into the fact that the CX-5 is about 171 pounds heavier. However, the CX-5 has the option of a second turbocharged engine at a higher trim level, which bumps its’ performance up to 250 horsepower with 320 ft-lbs. of torque. The Toyota RAV4 only features the single engine choice. 2020 Mazda CX-5 models also have the option to add the i-ACTIV AWD® system to help give you more control during rough road conditions. So, while both engines feature a balance of power and ability, you’ll have the chance to customize the right vehicle for you with the CX-5.

Performance and Amenities

But beyond engine specifications, the Mazda CX-5 stands out for its performance and amenities. With regards to safety, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 was one of just two models to be awarded the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ with its long line of safety features. CX-5 models also have optional parking assistance and an option to add the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System starting at higher trim levels. This package includes:

  • Infotainment system voice control
  • Multifunction Commander Control
  • Aha™, Pandora ™, and Stitcher™ internet radio integration
  • SMS text message audio delivery and reply

Any way you cut it, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 can come packed with features to help you drive with safety and comfort. Stop in today at Marketplace Mazda and test out one of our models today to see for yourself!