Mazda CX-5 vs Toyota Rav4

2016 Mazda CX-5 grey exterior

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Toyota RAV4  bright exterior

2016 Toyota RAV4

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is an incredible compact SUV that’s first-class among its peers, out-performing the likes of the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Nissan Rogue. Formidable powertrain efficiency combined with extraordinary fuel economy and a proficient transmission system makes this year’s Mazda CX-5 edition a champion-tier vehicle with little contest. To illustrate the Mazda CX-5 claim to automotive supremacy, we at Harris Mazda have put this year’s model up against the Toyota Rav4 in a spec-by-spec comparison match up to decide once and for all which of the two comes out supreme. Nanaimo, Duncan, and Victoria motorists: Here’s what the 2016 Mazda CX-5 has to offer alongside the 2016 Toyota Rav4.


It’s what you’re promised when you lie back in the driver’s seat, switch on the ignition, and shift your vehicle into ‘Drive’. Performance matters; it’s the force that drives you from one place to your next great destination, the propulsion that closes the gap between what is possible and what is actual. That’s the kind of power you can find behind the wheel of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 or the 2016 Honda HR-V. But which one comes out on top? Let’s run the comparison:

  • 2016 Mazda CX-5: The 2016 Mazda CX-5 comes with two awesome powertrains available between its three illustrious trim models. The Standard is fitted with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.0 L DOHC capable of 155 units of horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque, while the Mazda CX-5 upper tier trims are equipped with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 L DOHC engine that exerts an impressive estimate of 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. In terms of fuel economy, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 produces an estimated 9.3/7.6 L/100km between city and highway.
  • 2016 Toyota Rav4: The 2016 Rav4 is outfitted with a 2.5L DOHC powertrain capable of generating an estimated 176 units of horsepower and 172 lb.-ft of torque. In terms of fuel consumption, the Rav4 is capable of an estimated rating of 10.0/7.6 L/100km between city and highway, with a combined average of 8.9 overall.

When it comes to fuel consumption, the 2016 Toyota Rav4 manages to edge forward just a few inches ahead, but if you’re looking for power and performance where it counts, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 remains triumphant, no question or contest.

2016 Mazda CX-51


Other than the number that shows along your speedometer or your gas tank, the amount of money attached to a prospective purchase is the second to first or, in many cases arguably the first, number besides powertrain or fuel estimate that will determine whether or not that potential of purchase remains indefinite or not. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 and the 2016 Toyota Rav4 both come in a variety of estimated price points among their available trim models. Let’s see which make offers the most value for your hard-earned dollar.

  • 2016 Mazda CX-5: The lowest price of this year’s Mazda CX-5 line sits at $22,995 MSRP, while the highest price is estimated at $34,895 MSRP. Certainly not an inconsequential amount of money, but with the breadth of features and amenities that the CX-5 has to offer, it’s a generously low price point.
  • 2016 Honda Rav4: The 2016 Honda Rav4 offers six available trim option, which range in customizability and functionality between the standard LE, the intermediary XLE, XLE Hybrid, and SE, and finally the top-tier outfits of the Limited and Limited Hybrid. Prices fall between the range of $24,350 MSRP (LE) and the highest estimated price point of $33,610 MSRP (Limited Hybrid).

Considering how much the Mazda CX-5 has to offer in the way of performance specs and interior technology features, it’s curious to see that the Rav4 only deliver a fraction of the aforementioned model’s potential when it’s price point range easily eclipses that of the Mazda CX-5. It’s no debate, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 offers the most at lowest price possible without compromising or cutting corners on quality.

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In The Contest of Automotive Supremacy, The 2016 Mazda CX-5 champions over the 2016 Honda Rav4 to Secure its Place as The Most Coveted Compact SUV in Nanaimo, Duncan, and Victoria!

The results are in: from pricing to performance, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 succeeds over the 2016 Toyota Rav4 in nearly every dimension and performance spec category possible. To celebrate, Harris Mazda invites all Nanaimo, Duncan, and Victoria residents to stop by our showfloor located at 2525 Bowen Road in Nanaimo, BC or call us ahead at 1-844-537-8693 to schedule an appointment for a test-drive!