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2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

Any trip out into the world today is going to be filled with sightings of crossover SUVs. This is the style of choice for many people today, which makes sense when you see how versatile they can be. Mazda is the creator of one of the most popular crossovers on the market today, the Mazda CX-5. With its elegant and crisp design elements and luxurious features, the Mazda CX-5 is a sight to behold, but it is not without its competition. With crossovers being so popular, just about every automaker has a player in the game. One such automaker is Toyota, with its very popular RAV4 crossover. Let’s go over a 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Toyota RAV4 comparison to assist you with your shopping decisions.

2020 Mazda CX-5


2020 Toyota RAV4

104 Cubic Feet

Passenger Volume 99 Cubic Feet


Seats 5
2,000 Pounds Base Towing Capacity 1,500 Pounds
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring System Available


How does the CX-5 differ from the RAV4?

Both the Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota RAV4 offer two rows of seating for five total passengers, but the CX-5 offers a bit more room with its 104 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to the 99 cubic feet of passenger volume found in the RAV4. While the CX-5 offers ample cargo capacity, to a maximum of 59.6 cubic feet, you may find yourself needing to tow something behind the CX-5 on some of your journeys. Whether it’s a trailer on moving day or your favorite boat for a fishing trip, you can tow up to 2,000 pounds with the base model when properly equipped. That’s a full 500 pounds more than what you can tow in the base model in the RAV4 lineup. 

Safety is key in any vehicle, and while both vehicles here offer a lot of great safety technology to help you feel more secure, the CX-5 offers Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert as a standard feature, whereas the RAV4 doesn’t include that as a standard feature. You know how important it is to be aware of your blind spots while cruising, and this feature gives you an extra hand in the process. 

This is just a taste of what the CX-5 has to offer. If you are in the Carlsbad, CA area and want to see it for yourself, contact us today.