2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Toyota RAV4 

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

If your sights are set on a new crossover vehicle that excels on the fronts of performance and fuel-efficiency, the Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota RAV4 are certain nominees. Discover which makes the most out of your ventures across Shelby County when we compare the distinct offerings of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 versus the 2020 Toyota RAV4.

When it comes to safety, you won’t need to worry about going unprotected in either model. That’s because both feature their own standard suite of active safety features. And we do commend the Toyota RAV4 for its breadth of driver-assistive features, but only the Mazda CX-5 offers Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert standard across the range.

2020 Mazda CX-5 


2020 Toyota RAV4 

$25,090  Starting MSRP  $25,950 
2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder  Base Engine  2.5L Inline 4-Cylinder 
187 hp, 186 lb-ft  Horsepower / Torque  203 hp, 184 lb-ft 
39.6 in  Rear Legroom  37.8 in 

Comparing the Performance and Refinement of the Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4 Compact SUVs 

As the table suggests, the RAV4 narrowly wins the battle of the base engines with its 203-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. But only the Mazda CX-5 can provide up to 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque with its available turbocharged engine. Even without the engine upgrade, the Mazda CX-5 is a rarity within the segment for its genuinely engaging drive quality. Try as you might, but you won’t find handling this nimble and precise from rival brands.

If you guessed the supremacy of the Mazda CX-5 would end there, we have a twist ending for you. The cabin of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers a new level of refinement with available Nappa leather upholstery, layered wood accents, Bose® 10-speaker surround sound and more. Sound-damping materials are used throughout to create a serene experience as you travel across busy Memphis streets.

When it comes to true sophistication, there’s no betting against a Mazda. We welcome drivers of the Memphis area to drop in and test drive the Mazda CX-5 at the Gwatney Mazda dealership at 7300 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN.

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