2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4
The 2019 model year is stacking up to be one of the most exciting periods of time for buyers shopping for their next, or their first crossover SUV. Mazda has made a strong play for pushing its entire lineup of crossover SUVs to the front of a very competitive class, especially with its middle-of-the-road platform. A comparison between the 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4 is an excellent representation of the efforts made by Mazda. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 has added two new trim grades to the crossover SUV’s lineup currently available at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown. Customers can take a look at the 2019 Mazda CX-5 for themselves by making an appointment with the dealership today by calling, 833-241-6312.
There is no doubt that the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will have a tough hill to climb when facing off against the 2019 Toyota RAV4. This is especially true this year, because the RAV4 has been redesigned. The base models of both vehicles are very closely matched. One area where the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will be able match, if not surpass the 2019 RAV4 is connectivity. Gwatney Mazda of Germantown customers who choose the Touring trim and above will get a version of the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system that is compatible with both the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. For the new model year, the 2019 RAV4 has introduced a similar capability, but its owners will be limited to only Apple CarPlay™.
2019 Mazda CX-5
2019 Toyota RAV4
|Turbo., 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||2.5-L, 4-Cyl.|
|Six-speed automatic||Transmission||Eight-speed automatic|
|Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™||Smartphone Integration||Apple CarPlay™ only|
Where Toyota only offers a single powertrain for the 2019 RAV4, Mazda gives potential owners of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 two options to consider. The Sport, Touring and Grand Touring Reserve versions of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 use a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 also gets a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes a little more than 200 horsepower. However, the two-row Mazda crossover SUV’s two new trims, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature, get a version of the SKYACTIV®-G engine with a turbocharger that pushes the peak output to 227 horsepower. Up to 250 horsepower can be achieved with premium gas.