The Mazda CX-5 Keeps Getting Better

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, Dealer Information, Mazda, Mazda CX-5 on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 7:35 pm
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2015 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2015 Toyota Rav4

Finding the right crossover in a saturated market can be tough. Thankfully, we at Maple Shade Mazda have the guide to follow when choosing your crossover. We see the 2015 Mazda CX-5 as the obvious choice, but it isn’t always that easy. But matching up the new Mazda CX–5 against its competition will both prove our point and put the newest Mazda crossover in the right. So follow along as we run you through the 2015 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2015 Toyota Rav4 comparison.

redWhen you step inside both of the vehicles, the experiences are really quite different. The Mazda CX-5 offers a singular, accented mood throughout the cabin space whereas the 2015 Rav4 feels like a melting pot of different fabrics and dash materials. Both vehicles seat 5 with room to spare in back. But when it comes to bang for your buck, the Mazda CX-5 wins out; with the base model Mazda CX-5 coming equipped with significantly more amenities and more powertrain options as well. The Toyota Rav4 no longer has the option of the more powerful V6, leaving you with a 176 horsepower 4-cylinder engine. Compared to the optional 184 horsepower engine in the Mazda, the Toyota just doesn’t keep up.

Crossovers are designed to drive like a car but function like an SUV; and although the the Toyota sports some of the more car-like features of this new generation of crossovers, the drivability its too heavy-handed. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is light, nimble, and as you drive you can even hear the echos of a sportscar in the responsiveness and acceleration. Equipping the AWD option on either vehicle is a small price to pay for the control and confidence in most weather conditions. Unlike the 2015 Rav4, the Mazda CX-5 keeps it’s miles per gallon over 30 with the AWD system equipped. Mazda has stepped far ahead of the Rav4 in terms of safety. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 has been named the IIHS top safety pick for its class and is a 5-star crash test vehicle for both front and side impact accidents. Compared to the 4-star Toyota Rav4, the Mazda CX-5 is a bulletproof tank.

chart comparing rag4 cx5The bottom line is clear cut and simple; the 2015 Mazda CX-5 is the crossover for you. It’s more affordable, more efficient, and tackles the everyday tasks of life just that much better. We at Maple Shade Mazda don’t believe in paying more for less, and that’s why we’ve got the 2015 Mazda CX-5 in stock. So come on by the dealership or get in touch with us, we are always here to field any of the questions you may have.


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