When it comes to the lineup of Toyota crossover SUVs, there is nothing more popular than the Toyota RAV4. Over the last several model years, the two-row, highly capable crossover SUV has become the best-selling vehicle on the automaker’s roster. For the new model year, the lead it has over the competition is only going to get bigger. A comparison of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5 will very clearly show potential buyers why the Toyota platform has taken the highly competitive industry segment by storm. Toyota has completely redesigned the 2019 RAV4, improved its performance output and managed to retain all of the elements that have made the crossover SUV an industry leader. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is currently available at Colonial Toyota and customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 203-403-6890.
Toyota has been an industry leader in vehicle safety from day one. They were among the first manufacturers to make active safety monitoring technology standard equipment for all of its vehicles. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is among the first vehicle from the manufacturer to implement its next-generation Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite. Customers who choose the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will have a vaguely analogous system, but they have to move up several trim grades to come close to matching the capability of the new RAV4. Being able to integrate other devices into a driver’s daily commute is more important than ever. While both crossover SUVs offer Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, only the 2019 Toyota RAV4 will also work with an owner’s Amazon Alexa digital home assistant. Toyota has also added additional USB ports to keep devices charged.
Toyota has made huge gains in terms of performance and fuel economy with an improved powertrain for the 2019 Toyota RAV4. Under the hood of the 2019 RAV4 is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, both figures represent marked increases over the previous generation. The standard powertrain of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 uses a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. While there are some superficial similarities between the two engines, the 2019 CX-9 has a peak output of 187 horsepower.
Additionally, a 2019 RAV4 with the standard powertrain will be able to achieve 26 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. The corresponding engine of the CX-5 will record 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.