Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-5 than in the Toyota RAV4. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota RAV4.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-5 as you will with the Toyota RAV4, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.
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). Whether you pick the Mazda CX-5 or the Toyota RAV4, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota RAV4 have similar Destination Charges.
The Mazda CX-5 is about the same width as the Toyota RAV4. When looking at overall length, the Mazda CX-5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota RAV4.
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota RAV4.
The Mazda CX-5 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When considering towing capacity, the Mazda CX-5 is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. The Mazda CX-5 has a little more horsepower than the Toyota RAV4.
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 RAV4. The Mazda CX-5 has less cargo space than the Toyota RAV4, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The Mazda CX-5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota RAV4.
Compare the 2014 Mazda CX-5 and the 2014 Toyota RAV4.
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MSRP*: $21,395 - $29,070
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MSRP*: $23,550 - $29,720
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||--|
|City MPG:||24 - 26||22 - 24|
|Highway MPG:||30 - 35||29 - 31|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$20,784 - $28,233||$22,020 - $27,787|
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