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2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Mazda CX-5

Drivers looking for a vehicle that’s style is matched by its efficiency and performance know that there are plenty of contenders in the compact SUV segment. However, few models reach the level of versatility and practicality found with the new 2018 Toyota RAV4. With a sporty design and dynamic handling, the RAV4 continues to be one of our most popular models here at Lexington Toyota.

Get an idea of how the 2018 Toyota RAV4 continues to stand out against the competition by taking a look at how it fares against one of its top competitors, the Mazda CX-5. In our model comparison between the 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2018 Mazda CX-5, we’ll take a look at the standard engine specs and interior space available with both models.

comparison image between the 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Toyota RAV4


2018 Mazda CX-5

2.5-liter 4-cylinder Standard Engine 2.5-liter 4-cylinder
6-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
5 passengers Seating Capacity 5 passengers
38.4 ft3
73.4 ft3 max
Cargo Space 30.9 ft3
59.6 ft3 max

Efficiency and Versatility in the 2018 Toyota RAV4

With both the Toyota RAV4 and the Mazda CX-5, drivers have a variety of trim options to choose from, with all-wheel drive available on all trim levels. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 pulls ahead of the Mazda CX-5 in terms of interior space, making it a more viable option for families. While both models offer seating for up to five passengers, there is more interior space to go around inside the RAV4. This is especially true for those looking for more space for extra gear and cargo. Not only does the RAV4 offer more designated cargo space, but folding down the second row offers an even more distinct difference cargo space offerings.

If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the spacious and sporty 2018 Toyota RAV4, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Lexington Toyota, we’ll be happy to help you find the RAV4 model that’s right for you.

Just take a look at the models available on our lot and give us a call or click the button below when you’re ready to get behind the wheel. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule an appointment for a test drive at your latest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!