2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Toyota RAV4 

For the model year 2019, Mazda has prepared the Mazda CX-5 to answer the new Toyota RAV4. Since Toyota has been in the compact crossover game for more than ten years longer than Mazda, there are a few points where Mazda’s offering demonstrates clear superiority. When the two compact crossovers match up, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 falls short in some important factors. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 looks more luxurious at a glance, but is that beauty only paint-deep? 

Let’s take a look at how the 2019 Mazda CX-5 does against the 2019 Toyota RAV4: 

2019 Mazda CX-5 


2019 Toyota RAV4 

$24,350  Starting MSRP  $25,650 
Yes  Diesel Engine Option  No 
39.7  Maximum Front Head room (in.)  39.5 
Yes  Bose Premium Brand Speakers  No 


2019 Mazda CX-5 Fostoria, OH

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 comes with the following available features: 

  • Emergency braking assist 
  • Self-leveling headlights 
  • 10 total speakers 
  • Dual illuminating vanity mirrors 
  • Keyless ignition 
  • 8-way power driver seat 
  • Heated steering wheel 
  • Speed sensitive volume control 
  • Dusk sensing headlamps 
  • Premium leather 
  • Ventilated driver and passenger seats 
  • Painted alloy wheels  
  • Four-wheel independent suspension 
  • And More! 

The competition for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is tough, but in a few important factors, the Mazda’s crossover beats the 2019 Toyota RAV4. When you account for the price of the vehicle, the Mazda tips the balances in its favor. For those interested in a diesel engine in a midsize crossover, no trim level of Toyota RAV4 can keep up with the 2019 Mazda CX-5 2.2L Inline 4 Turbodiesel engine.  

Stop by the Mazda Direct dealership anytime to get behind the wheel of a new 2019 Mazda CX-5 for yourself. Everyone here at Mazda Direct is dedicated to providing you the best Mazda driving experience in Fostoria, Ohio. Contact a salesperson on the lot, give us a call, or chat with a representative online to learn more. 

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