Small SUVs are about as common if not more common than small sedans now. The new decade brings with it new trends in driving and design, but not everyone can keep up. When you look at two of the biggest Japanese automakers, Mazda and Toyota, they use different philosophies on how to make a small SUV. For the 2019 model year, the competition between each manufacturer’s small SUV matches the Mazda CX-5 against the Toyota RAV4. Let’s compare the two so you can see which small SUV you should pick. The following table refers to figures from available features.
When it comes down to these two small SUVs, each has its own advantage based on one idea of what the vehicle should be. If you want engine options, the Mazda CX-5 has you covered. The CX-5 can be found with the SKYACTIV®-G engine, a turbo version of the SKYACTIV®-G engine, and the SKYACTIV®-D turbodiesel option. Drivers who spend a lot of time listening to music, radio, or podcasts will find the prestigious Bose® brand sound system in the CX-5 and a more pedestrian system from JBL® in the RAV4. The CX-5 also has more available parking sensors, putting it ahead of a vehicle trend leaning toward 3+ parking sensors.
Other Features of the 2019 Mazda CX-5
The Mazda version of the small SUV is a well-equipped vehicle. With the i-ACTIV AWD® system available either as an option or standard on every trim level, the CX-5 is a great choice for drivers concerned about situations where traction can be inconsistent. Below is a list of other available features on the Mazda SUV.