2021 Mazda CX-30 vs 2021 Toyota RAV4 

2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo on city street

Since the Mazda CX-30 launched last year, the crossover has been at odds against other top-selling crossovers like the Toyota RAV4. In this model comparison, we take a look at some key considerations drivers often consider when choosing between the 2021 Mazda CX-30 and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 crossover SUV.  

The comparison table provided takes a quick peek into some main differences that we see between the CX-30 and RAV4 lineups that you’ll want to know about before taking the dive into your next new crossover. 

2021 Mazda CX-30


2021 Toyota RAV4

$21,900 Starting MSRP $22,245
186 - 250 horsepower Horsepower 203 horsepower
Standard Automatic High Beams Available
Standard Rain-Sensing Wipers Available

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The comparison table shows that the 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo is the most powerful option of the lot. The new SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine delivers riveting performance with up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. What the table doesn’t show is that the Mazda CX-30 is one of the best-driving crossovers in its class. The crossover delivers smoother, more responsive steering than competing models, all without making sacrifices in ride comfort.

Both the CX-30 and the RAV4 come loaded with driver-assistance features like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian, and lane-keep assist all built into the starting price—but only the CX-30 has standard automatic high-beam headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Other safety-enhancing features available on the Mazda CX-30 include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a head-up display, and traffic sign recognition.

Interested in learning more about the 2021 Mazda CX-30 in Memphis, TN and other crossovers from the Mazda lineup? The Gwatney Mazda team is available online, by phone, and in person to answer all your burning questions.


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