Toyota RAV4 vs Mazda CX-5

Toyota RAV4 vs Mazda CX5


SUVs dominate the current automotive scene around Auburn, Shrewsbury, and Worcester. This is great news if you’re seeking a versatile, spacious model for your everyday life. Among the many available options on the market, the Toyota RAV4 vs. Mazda CX-5 debate continues to wage on. Each of these delightful vehicles has enticing technology features and broad appeal thanks to their customizability.If you’re not familiar with specifics of the RAV4 and CX-5, our 2021 comparison will be helpful. After finishing the comparison, you can always contact our Harr Toyota team to get a further understanding of either vehicle!

Wide Gap in Fuel Economy 

Toyota RAV4 Interior Worcester MAIf your top priority in a new SUV is fuel economy, then this comparison of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 isn’t much of a competition. Only the Toyota offers a hybrid powerplant, which significantly outpaces the fuel economy of either available Mazda motor.

At its best, the Mazda CX-5 can deliver 25 city MPG/31 highway MPG according to EPA estimates. The hybrid powerplant for the Toyota RAV4 checks in at an EPA-estimated 41 city MPG/38 highway MPG.1

Toyota has Significant Edge in Cargo Space 

Another area where the Toyota RAV4 thoroughly outpaces the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is the available cargo room. Each SUV presents you with an adjustable interior thanks to second row seats that fold flat. With those seats either upright or folded though, it’s Toyota that gives you more room:

  • 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind second row of RAV4
  • 69.8 cubic feet of total cargo capacity for RAV4

Whereas the Mazda offers:

  • 30.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind second row of Mazda CX-5
  • 59.6 cubic feet of total cargo capacity for Mazda CX-5

More Toyota Trim Options 

Toyota RAV4 trim options Worcester MAThe customizability of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 and the 2021 Mazda CX-5 are strong selling points for each vehicle. Much of this customizability is broken up into trim levels. Each trim comes with its own features, technology, styling, and other traits. So the more available trims, the easier it is to land the exact model variation you want.

The Mazda CX-5 comes with seven options starting with the Sport and moving to the Touring, Carbon Edition, Carbon Edition Turbo, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature.

Toyota goes to even greater lengths with the RAV4, offering a total of eleven trims. The LE is standard, followed by the LE Hybrid, XLE, XLE hybrid, and XLE Premium. The rest of the trims include XLE Premium Hybrid, Adventure, TRD Off-Road, XSE Hybrid, Limited, and Limited Hybrid.


Toyota RAV4 Bests the Mazda CX-5

The versatility, efficiency, and interior space of the Toyota RAV4 is too much for the Mazda CX-5 to compete with. You can see how all these favorable traits come together for the Toyota by taking a test run through Auburn, Shrewsbury, and Worcester. To do so, contact our helpful Harr Toyota team!



EPA-estimated 27 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 LE FWD and Limited FWD; 27 city/34 hwy/30 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 LE AWD; 28 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 XLE FWD and XLE Premium FWD; 27 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 XLE AWD and XLE Premium AWD; 25 city/33 hwy/28 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 Adventure and Limited AWD; 25 city/32 hwy/28 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 TRD Off-Road; and 41 city/38 hwy/40 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XLE Premium Hybrid, XSE Hybrid and Limited Hybrid. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See fueleconomy.gov.