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2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Mazda CX-5

white 2018 Toyota RAV4 set against red 2018 Mazda CX-5

The compact crossover segment has attracted many new drivers in recent years. Those who would have normally opted for a midsize sedan are turning to crossovers for a little more space and capability on the road. The Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 are perfect examples of models that toe the line between practicality and utility.

If you would like to get a better idea of how the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and 2018 Mazda CX-5 stack up against one another, you're in the right place. Feel free to utilize the information below before scheduling a time to get behind the wheel right here in Nashville, TN.



2018 Toyota RAV4 LE

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2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport

38.4 cubic feet Cargo Space (Behind 2nd Row) 30.9 cubic feet
42.6 inches Front Seat Leg Room 41 inches
6 speakers, Bluetooth®, CD player, MP3 player, aux port, optional satellite radio Base Audio System 4 speakers, Bluetooth®, aux port
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available

Both the Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 offer versatile interiors with comfortable seating for up to five passengers in addition to a sizable cargo area. The rear seat can be split and folded down to open up more cargo space, but it's important to note the standard cargo area of the RAV4 is almost eight more cubic feet than the CX-5. Speaking of interior space, the RAV4 also offers an inch and a half more leg room for front seat passengers. When it comes to performance, both vehicles come standard with four-cylinder engines and six-speed automatic transmissions. Although both feature front-wheel drive as standard equipment, shoppers can upgrade to all-wheel drive on all trims of both models. As for standard features, both the RAV4 and CX-5 come standard with cloth seating, a backup camera, steering wheel mounted controls, and Bluetooth® wireless technology. The RAV4 adds standard Adaptive Cruise Control, two additional speakers, an MP3 player and more. Which compact crossover is right for you?

Test Drive the 2018 Toyota RAV4 in Nashville, TN!

Although the Mazda CX-5 is an exceptional vehicle and a worthy competitor, few crossovers can match the interior comfort and standard features offered in the Toyota RAV4. Shoppers can choose from six gas-powered and four hybrid RAV4 models, which allows each individual to pick the RAV4 trim that best meets their needs and desires. All models come equipped with Toyota Safety Sense P, which includes active safety technologies like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams and more.

When you are ready to get up close and personal with the 2018 Toyota RAV4, we encourage you to schedule a test drive with our team at Nashville Toyota North.