In the market for a new compact SUV and not sure which vehicle to choose? If yes, the 2022 Mazda CX-9 is one of the most sought-after SUVs in its segment and is a befitting option. And for those looking for more information about this vehicle, here is a comparison article between the 2022 Mazda CX-5 and the 2022 Toyota RAV4 by Cardenas Mazda in Harlingen, Texas.
The Mazda CX-5 offers five trims - Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Turbo, and Signature. The base CX-5 Sport trim costs $28,000 MSRP* while the top-end Signature trim costs $39,000 MSRP*. On the other hand, the 2022 RAV4 is available in 11 trims – LE, LE Hybrid, XLE, XLE Hybrid, XLE Premium, XLE Premium Hybrid, Adventure, TRD Off-Road, XSE Hybrid, Limited, and Limited Hybrid. Pricing starts at $28,000 MSRP* for the base LE trim and goes up to $37,430 MSRP* for the Limited Hybrid trim. Even with 11 trims, the RAV4 still falls behind the CX-5 in terms of quality and convenience.
2022 Mazda CX-5
2022 Toyota RAV4
|2.5-liter Inline-four Cylinder
||Eight-speaker sound system|
|187 hp / 186 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||Seven-inch TFT Multi-Information Display (MID)|
|30.9 cu. ft.
||Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control|
|25 / 31 / 28
||Nine-inch Touchscreen Display with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa capability|
When it comes to power output and performance, the RAV4’s base engine packs more power than the CX-5. The RAV4 can also be configured with a hybrid powertrain. That said, the Mazda CX-5 gets an additional powertrain. This is the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. Hence, if you are looking for raw power, you can rest assured that the CX-5 stands miles ahead of the RAV4. Let’s not forget about the balanced and grippy ride quality of the CX-5.
Coming to the interior cabin, the CX-5 is in a league of its own. This is thanks to the sheer quality and exclusivity one can experience in the CX-5 compared to the RAV4. Panels and components used in the CX-5 stand out and give the vehicle a premium feel. This can only be rivaled by luxury car manufacturers. The base CX-5 comes with cloth-trimmed seats as standard. Higher trims get synthetic or genuine leather upholstery along with power-adjustable, heated, and ventilated front seats. Optional features like a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and rear center armrest are also available. The RAV4 has a lot more on offer considering that it gets power-adjustable front seats as standard even on the base trim. However, it falls behind in fit-and-finish quality. Also, its front-row seats are not as comfortable.
In terms of infotainment, all CX-5 trims come with a 10.25-inch touchscreen display as standard. Features like Wi-Fi Hotspot, Mazda Connected Services, a four-speaker sound system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports, and HD Radio are offered as standard. Optional features like dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, navigation system, a six- or 10-speaker Bose premium sound system, a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, two rear USB ports, ambient interior lighting, and moonroof are also available. The RAV4’s infotainment is not as well equipped as it gets a smaller seven-inch touchscreen display.