Crossover Clash: 2022 MAZDA CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4
Car shoppers looking for a compact SUV have so many wonderful options to choose from. Two vehicles worthy of your attention this year are the 2022 Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota RAV4, which have similar — though not equal — cost, design, performance, and technology.
So, which do you pick? At Med Center Mazda, we have put together a side-by-side comparison, and our choice for you is clear. The 2022 Mazda CX-5 wins for overall value, performance, and comfort.
The MAZDA CX-5 Costs Less and Gives More
While the 2022 Mazda CX-5 and the Toyota RAV4 have a similar MSRP, once you factor in the standard features of the Mazda CX-5, you see just how much more you get for about the same amount of money. At Med Center Mazda, we also offer new Mazda vehicle specials to help you budget for the road ahead.
MAZDA CX-5 Wins for Outdoor Exploring
For drivers looking to hit the trails, the Mazda CX-5 has twice the traction capabilities with its standard i–ACTIV All-Wheel Drive (AWD), which is not an option with the front-wheel drive (FWD) Toyota RAV4.
AWD means faster acceleration, so while on paper the Toyota RAV4 8-speed automatic transmission wins over the Mazda CX-5 SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission, the two are closer in handling than they appear.
Comfort and Safety Comes Standard in the MAZDA CX-5
The spacious and high-end feel of the 2022 Mazda CX-5 interior is one you have to see to believe when you visit our showroom or shop online. With more overall passenger space than its competitor, the elegant Mazda CX-5 has a look and feel inside that the Toyota RAV4 model can only achieve with available add-ons. This is demonstrated by the Mazda CX-5 10.25-inch touchscreen that comes standard, compared to the Toyota RAV4 standard 7-inch display that at most can be upgraded to 9-inches.
Why pay more for safety if you don’t need to? Mazda’s i-Activesense® safety tech is included with every Mazda CX-5 purchase and offers constant blind spot monitoring to avoid collisions, an optional add-on feature of the Toyota RAV4.
Test Drive the 2022 Mazda CX-5 today
Now that you know the benefits of owning a Mazda, it’s time to test-drive one for yourself. Contact us today to schedule a time to meet with our friendly team members at our Pelham, AL Mazda dealership. We look forward to seeing you soon!