2017 Mazda CX-5 Vs. Toyota Rav4

If you’re on the market for a new vehicle, stop by Island Mazda near the Staten Island, NY area to compare the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Vs. Toyota Rav4. The CX-5’s refresh is significant, looking almost like a brand new car altogether. The swept back design and the sleek lighting elements along with the upright front end give the car far more presence on the road. It looks different and special, especially in comparison to the RAV4. Inside it’s like the CX-5 is submitting an application into the realm of higher-end, premium vehicles. Our tester features a two-tone leather interior and the dash and center console packs a stylish design. The infotainment screen floats on top of the dash, which may look gimmicky or tacked on, but comes with the added benefit of usability – it’s nice and high and within the line of sight out the windshield.

The RAV4 is more utilitarian despite the lesser tow rating. Like the CX-5 it uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and mates that to a six-speed automatic transmission. That engine makes slightly less power than the CX-5, with peak output listed at 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque, but the transmission is much smoother and changes gears a bit more naturally. The Toyota’s real trick is how it uses space. There’s far more cargo space in this vehicle, with just over 38 cubic feet of storage behind the rear seats, which is about 7 more than what’s found in the Mazda. When you fold down the rear seats, the amount of usable space expands to 73.4 cubic feet, compared to the Mazda’s 59.6. Also take note of the lower load floor of the Toyota, which is handy.

Every angle and aspect of the Mazda CUV has been improved to make driving better, thanks to over 250 enhancements. With features like a quieter cabin and available stunning Metal Wood trim, Mazda designers and engineers accomplished it all without sacrificing driving dynamics. As a result, this carefully crafted and refined CX-5 achieves the impossible: the perfect unity of versatility, spaciousness, innovation and impressive efficiency, with up to an EPA-estimated 31 highway MPG.

RAV4 welcomes you inside its smart interior with available features like heated front seats and illuminated SE gauge cluster. The available foot-activated power liftgate and 60/40 split rear seats bring added convenience to your adventure. Available tech like a Bird’s Eye View Camera, Siri Eyes Free, and Integrated Navigation help keep you connected to your drive.

What are you waiting for? Contact Island Mazda near Staten Island, NY to compare the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Vs. Toyota Rav4.

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