2020 Toyota RAV4 Vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5

Ever since the Toyota RAV4 first arrived at dealership showrooms, it has taken the crossover SUV class by storm. Each model of the popular platform that comes to Colonial Toyota draws a lot of attention from customers. For the current model year, a comparison between the 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5 will definitely be helpful for people working their way toward this densely packed automotive industry segment toward the ultimate goal of taking one home.

The 2020 RAV4 offers more standard horsepower, more interior available cargo volume and more maximum towing capacity than its 2020 Mazda CX-5 rival. The 2020 RAV4 also makes more advanced technology available than the Mazda vehicle. Additionally, independent online reviews have lauded the 2020 RAV4 for its quite interior and comfortable handling characteristics as well as its very spacious interior and cargo storage solutions. Call 203-286-5500 to start the pre-ordering process at Colonial Toyota today. 

A side-by-side comparison of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5.

2020 Toyota RAV4


2020 Mazda CX-5

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Base Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
203/184 Horsepower/Torque 187/186
69.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 59.6 cu.-ft.
3,500 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs.


Cargo Volume, Performance Specs and Towing capacity

The most superficial comparison between the 2020 RAV4 and the 2020 CX-5 will show that both vehicles can hold five passengers on its two rows of seats with similar legroom dimensions being offered by both crossover SUVs. However, that is about where the interior similarities end. Owners of the 2020 Toyota RAV4 can use up to 37.5 cubic-feet of cargo volume when the rear seat is being utilized by passengers. A 2020 CX-5 in the same configuration can make fewer than 31 cubic-feet of interior storage available. As always, the 2020 RAV4 offers an incredible amount of cargo capacity when the rear seat is folded down, offering up to 69.8 cubic-feet. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 comes up short in that regard, making a maximum of 59.6 cubic-feet of cargo volume. Every 2020 RAV4 offers smartphone-integration, where CX-5 owners will need to choose higher trims. Toyota also offers a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot in the 2020 RAV4. 

Toyota is continuing to use the same powertrain that it has employed for the last several years. Owners of the RAV4 will have a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will be able to produce 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. 

Additionally, the RAV4 is capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds should a customer choose the Adventure or TRD trims. Most versions of the 2020 Mazda CX-5 will use a similar engine that makes only 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. A turbocharged version of the power plant is also available that will offer more performance, but neither Mazda engine will allow for more than 2,000 pounds of towing capacity.