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2015 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-5 than in the Toyota FJ Cruiser. The Toyota FJ Cruiser will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-5.

Convenience
The Mazda CX-5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda CX-5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota FJ Cruiser. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mazda CX-5 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-5 is much slimmer than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mazda CX-5 is slightly shorter than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Mazda CX-5 has much lower torque than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mazda CX-5 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota FJ Cruiser is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-5 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda CX-5 has a lot less horsepower than the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota FJ Cruiser. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Mazda CX-5 as you will in the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Warranty
The Mazda CX-5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

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2015 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*: $21,545 - $29,220

2014 Toyota
FJ Cruiser

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MSRP*: $27,680 - $29,270
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% --
City MPG: 24 - 26
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
16 - 17
Highway MPG: 30 - 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $20,939 - $28,387 $25,743 - $27,221

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