2017 Mazda CX-5 vs 2017 Toyota Rav4

Crossovers have always been considered a great vehicle for drivers. Over numerous years, automakers have introduce an endless parade of new crossovers onto the showrooms. In this comparison between the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the 2017 Toyota Rav4, these two vehicles have impressed drivers with new safety and technological features. While Toyota crossovers have been selling for years, there is no doubt the 2017 Toyota Rav4 has always been a crowd pleaser. The standard features including cruise control, forward collision warning and blind spot monitoring. Although, with being completely redesigned for 2017, the Mazda CX-5 could outrank as the top crossover.

Overall, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the 2017 Toyota Rav4 are the top vehicles in the market. While the 2017 Toyota Rav4 earns 22 City/ 28 Highway MPG, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 tops exceeds mileage with 24 City/31 Highway MPG. Yet when it comes to trunk space, the 2017 Toyota Rav4 has space up to 38.4 cubic ft. over the 2017 Mazda CX-5 cubic feet of 30.9.



  In terms of response and handling, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 agile and engages with the engine (noticeably quiet), making the vehicle fun to drive. The best part is the combination of technology and the steering rack mounted directly on the sub-frame. The 2017 Toyota Rav4 shows off to be more utilitarian as a crossover, yet the infotainment system seems to be less modern. Interior in no doubt goes to the 2017 Mazda CX-5- with a two lone leather seating, dash and center console finishing off a refresh signature look. The 2017 Rav4 packs leather interior with stitched elements, leaving an uncomfortable rough feel while driving. Plus the infotainment system is just less modern with no option to use Android Auto or Apple Car Play.

Standard Safety Features

 2017 Toyota Rav4

  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning with automatic braking
  • Blind Spot Monitoring

 2017 Mazda CX-5

  • i-ACTIV AWD® system- predicts when all wheel drive might be needed
  • i-ACTIVSENSE® - the SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control
  • Intuitive Active Driving Display- vital information such as vehicle status, current speed, and route guidance is projected onto the windshield.
  • SKYACTIV ® TECHNOLOGY- enhances a vehicle’s dynamics on an extremely minute level.

 To learn more about this comparison, or to test drive the 2017 Mazda CX-5, contact a team member of the Rochester Mazda sales team today.