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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

Red 2018 Mazda CX-5, VS Icon, and Blue 2018 Toyota RAV4

In the past few years, the compact SUV segment of the American market has been booming more than ever before, Due to lower gas prices, more efficient engines, and a craving for space and capability, there's never been a better time to go fur a compact SUV. The team here at Bert Ogden Edinburg Mazda wants you to be fully informed on your next vehicle purchase, so we put together this comparison of two heavyweights in the category, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs the 2018 Toyota Camry. Check out this page to see how they stack up.

When it comes to performance specs, the Mazda CX-5 offers more where it counts. It comes standard with the advanced 2.5-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G engine. This technologically advanced engine can produce up to 187 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 RAV4, on the other hand, has a 2.5-Liter 4-cylinder engine that produces just  172 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. Even with it's higher engine output, the CX-5 maintains a better EPA-Estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. This is compared to the 2018 Toyota RAV4's EPA-estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. With performance specs taken into consideration, let's dive deeper!

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2018 CX-5 VS 2018 RAV4
Standard Available Smart City Brake Support Unavailable
25 mpg city/31 mpg highway EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway
187 lb-ft Standard Engine Torque 176 lb-ft
186 HP Standard Engine Horsepower 172 HP

Why choose the CX-5?

You can see in the chart above that the 2018 CX-5 outmuscles the 2018 RAV4 in a lot of ways. But let's consider safety. The CX-5 comes standard with Smart City Brake Support. This technology can detect potential collisions at low speeds, and uses autonomous driving technology to mitigate risk. The CX-5 also comes standard with a number of other intelligent active safety features like the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system.If you go for the CX-5 Touring trim levels or any above it, the i-ACTIVSENSE® set of active safety features, including Smart Brake Support, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Lane-Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Control comes standard.

If you think that the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is right for you, stop by the dealership and take a test drive today!