2016.5 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4

2016.5 Mazda CX-5

2016.5 Mazda CX-5

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Toyota RAV4

Shelby drivers in the market for a crossover SUV that’s full of power and cabin comforts may find themselves considering both the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 and the 2017 Toyota RAV4. Both offer seating for five, as well as SUV stylings that make for a versatile cabin, but there are a few important points to consider before you drive off the lot. To help Mt. Holly and Gastonia drivers make an informed decision when choosing between the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 and the 2017 Toyota RAV4, we’ve compiled some of the comparison highlights below. Read on to learn more!

Performance

The 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Sport is affordably priced at $23,595 MSRP and features a 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G engine that generates 184 hp. This engine is paired with a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission that gets 33 mpg highway, and fuel economy bumps up to 35 mpg highway when you choose the SKYACTIV®-MT 6-speed manual transmission. The base model 2017 Toyota RAV4 comes in at a higher $24,910 MSRP, and it’s 2.5L I4 engine only generates 176 hp and 31 mpg highway, meaning it will cost you more while also delivering less power and fuel efficiency. For Shelby drivers who plan to tow with their crossover, the max towing capacity of the Toyota RAV4 is 1,500 lbs, compared to 2,000 lbs with the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5.

Cabin Comforts

If you want a truly spacious interior that’s comfortable for all occupants, the hands-down winner is the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5. With 103.8 cubic feet of total passenger volume, it’s more spacious than the 101.9 cubic feet of passenger volume inside the 2017 Toyota RAV4. We all know that every inch counts when it comes to legroom, so it’s nice to know that the Mazda CX-5 offers a whopping 55.2 inches of legroom in the front, and 53.7 inches in rear. Compare that to the RAV4’s 42.6 inches of front legroom and a mere 37.2 inches in the rear, and it’s easy to see which is going to offer a more comfortable ride. Plus, the Mazda CX-5 offers upgraded touches like a remote tailgate release and standard alloy wheels, neither of which are available on the base model RAV4.

Check out the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Today!

When compared to the 2017 Toyota RAV4, the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 is the choice of Shelby and Mt. Holly drivers who want superior power and capability, more standard and available features, and an all-around more comfortable ride. If you’re ready to experience the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 for yourself, visit Momentum Mazda today where we have the new Mazda CX-5 currently in stock! You’re sure to love your new Mazda, especially because buying from us comes standard with “The Momentum Experience” – you’ll always get everyday upfront pricing, a trade-in guarantee, our 3-day/300-mile exchange program, and more! To learn more, you can send us a message online, give us a call at (704) 824-7777, or simply stop by our showroom, located at 4811 Wilkinson Blvd. In Gastonia. We can’t wait to help you find the Mazda vehicle of your dreams!