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2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

Exterior view of the 2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4
2021 MAZDA CX-5


2021 Toyota RAV4
2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder

Base Engine

2.5L 4-cylinder
187 hp


203 hp
186 lb-ft


184 lb-ft
2,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds
25 mpg city/31 mpg highway*

EPA-Estimated MPG

27 mpg city/35 mpg highway

If you’re ready to upgrade your Sauk Rapids commute with a striking new SUV, then you may be stuck between options such as the 2021 Mazda CX-5 or Toyota RAV4. Each presents its own version of the five-passenger SUV, but only takes things to the next level with better performance and cabin features. See which you’ll bring home when you compare the 2021 Mazda CX-5 vs. RAV4, and then shop for your next ride among our online inventory at Eich Mazda today!



2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs. RAV4: Towing & Power

The performance you get from your next SUV on Sartell roads should provide a great combination of power and efficiency. While you may be swayed by the slightly higher horsepower of the RAV4, the Mazda CX-5 comes with the same engine configuration as its rival and tops its competitor when it comes to towing capacity so you can tackle tough jobs with ease. See how the specs for both the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4 compare below:

  • 2021 MAZDA CX-5: With a 187-hp 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine that delivers 186 lb-ft of torque and SKYACTIV®-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control, the Mazda CX-5 can tow up to 2,000 pounds.
  • 2021 Toyota RAV4: This SUV provides a 203-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 184 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 1,500 pounds.


2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs. RAV4: Convenience Features

In addition to a powerful and efficient performance around Sartell and Brainerd, SUV shoppers are looking for an SUV that offers plenty of convenience. While you’ll find a range of advanced infotainment options and features in each model, the Mazda CX-5 takes things to the next level with luxury amenities to transform your commute. Preview some of the standout interior technology and safety features in the Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4 below:

2021 MAZDA CX-5 

  • Bluetooth®
  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Rearview cameras
  • Signaling exterior mirrors 
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel 
  • Optional remote ignition
  • Available tow hitch receiver
  • Optional fog lights

2021 Toyota RAV4 

  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) Pre-Collision System
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Integrated backup camera with projected path
  • Entune™ 3.0 Audio
  • Hill Start Assist


Find More MAZDA SUV Comparisons at Eich Mazda!

Once you’ve had the chance to see our breakdown of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4, are you ready to experience the difference behind the wheel of your very own Mazda on Sauk Rapids roads? Lease or finance a new Mazda CX-5 for sale from Eich Mazda, and save when you take advantage of our new vehicle specials. Check out more helpful Mazda SUV comparisons, or apply for financing online right at home to get started. Contact us today for more information on the Mazda CX-5, and schedule a test drive at our Saint Cloud dealership! 

*EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.

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