2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Toyota RAV4 

2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

 When it comes to the class of compact crossovers, the Mazda CX-5 always lands a spot on the honor roll. The 2021 Mazda CX-5 rewards crossover shoppers with engaging driving manners, an onslaught of smart features, and a luxurious aura without the luxury price.

The grades are in for the 2021 model year, and you can see how the 2021 Mazda CX-5 compares to the rivaling 2021 Toyota RAV4 crossover here. The comparison table provided offers a quick dive into some key factors that set these crossovers apart.

2021 Mazda CX-5 


2021 Toyota RAV4 

$25,270 Starting MSRP $26,050
187 - 250 Horsepower Engine Horsepower Output 203 Horsepower
10.3-Inch Touchscreen Infotainment Display Size 7- or 8-Inch Touchscreen
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert  Available

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The Mazda CX-5 has quietly moved up in the ranks, nowadays feeling more like a luxury crossover than its price would suggest. The Toyota RAV4 carries a more adventurous appeal, but unless you upgrade to the TRD Off-Road model, it's really no more off-road savvy than the CX-5. 

Inside, the Mazda CX-5 has a 10.3-inch central touchscreen that easily outdoes the Toyota RAV4’s standard 7-inch display. And at any level the CX-5's quality materials and soft-touch surfaces far out-class the RAV4 for interior comfort. At its most refined, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 features Nappa leather upholstery and real wood accents, among other things. Other features available in the Mazda CX-5 include the Bose® premium audio system, heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, and so much more.

Both crossovers have standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, radar cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high beams – but only the Mazda CX-5 has blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert built into the starting price as well.

Interested in the 2021 Mazda CX-5? You can find this crossover and other great Mazda models like it at the Gwatney Mazda dealership in Memphis, TN.

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