When it is time for you to upgrade your existing car into a still modern attractive car that will have more power to perform and more space to accommodate, you know that it is the crossover SUV that you need. The only issue you might face in this entire process, is making the right choice from the ocean of options that are available in the current market.
The difficulty in choosing the crossover that will click fit your necessities can arise because the models released in this segment by almost every brand are competing with each other by their nose, and knowing which one will be better than the other becomes impossible as numerous models will have the same looks, the same features and even the same price tag at times.
To explain the situation better, let us take the example of the 2019 editions of both Mazda CX-5 and Toyota Rav4. Both are crossovers of the same segment, having too many similarities rather than differences. But you have to choose one. Here we will show how we did that and arrived at the conclusion that it is the 2019 Mazda CX-5 that meets our requirements better than the 2019 Toyota Rav4.
The Powertrain Comparison
To compare two similar models of the segment has to go with the numbers that witnesses that the 2019 Mazda CX-5 rides on a 2.5L SKYACTIV-G 4-Cylinder engine in combination with a SkyActiv-Drive 6-Speed Automatic while the 2019 Toyota Rav4 uses a 2.5L 4-Cylinderengine and an 8-Speed Automatic transmission as its standard powertrain. The former achieves a 187 ofhorsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, while the latter gains 203 of horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The respective powertrains earn an EPA rating of 25 mpg in the City and 31 mpg on the highway for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and counts 26 / 35 mpg in the city/highway for the 2019 Toyota Rav4.
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is offeredon both the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Toyota Rav4 but the Signature trim level of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 lineup receives the AWD configuration as standard while none of the 2019 Toyota Rav4 trim levels of gets it equipped as standard.
Comparison in Comfort and Convenience
Both the cabins of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Toyota Rav4 are sp. Both offer equally comfortable seating for five people, but among them the 2019 CX-5 offers a 103.6 cubic feet of total passenger volume while the 2019 Rav4 can keep it only 98.9 cubic feet. Both the second-row seats inthe cabins of 2019 CX-5 and 2019 Rav4 come with split-folding functionalities to achieve more passenger convenience and cargo versatility.
The passengers of both the models get to enjoy the infotainment with 7” color touchscreen displays that are having Bluetooth connectivity and both the cars have integrated Apple CarPlay, but as the banner reads, the Mazda CX-5 Las Vegas adds an available Android Auto which the Rav4 is yet to cover.
From these angles, we chose the 2019 Mazda CX-5 over the 2019 Toyota Rav4.