2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Mazda CX-5: Which is Better?

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Mazda CX-5

2017 Mazda CX-5



Without a doubt, there are a lot of crossover SUVs to choose from these days! These efficient and practically-proportioned vehicles make for an obvious choice, whether you’re a family in Fort Lauderdale or someone commuting from Miami to Hollywood for work. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is a popular pick yet again this year, though some may find the 2017 Mazda CX-5 to also be worthy of consideration. While both models are offered with all-wheel drive and standard seating for five, there’s quite a bit that sets the two apart. Here, we place these two crossover SUVs side-by-side to see which one comes out on top. See how things shook out, and then visit Toyota of North Miami for more information.


The 2017 Toyota RAV4 helps you keep more money in your pocket by offering a lower starting price than the 2017 Mazda CX-5, allowing you to allocate your spending for fun things like dinner out on the town:

  • Toyota RAV4 – MSRP from $24,410*

  • Mazda CX-5 – MSRP from $25,915


Standard and Available Cargo Space

The Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 both satisfy the passengers of medium-sized families with spacious seating for up to five adults. However, if you’re looking for lots of room for cargo, too, then the RAV4 is by far the superior model:

  • Toyota RAV4 – Behind the rear seat of the RAV4, you’ll enjoy a generous dedicated cargo volume of 38.4 cubic feet. Then, in those cases where you maybe need to help someone move or are about to head out on a big trip, the RAV4’s rear seats fold down to provide Miami drivers with a max cargo volume of 73.4 cubic feet.

  • Mazda CX-5 – The Mazda CX-5, on the other hand, only offers 30.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Plus, even when you fold down the back seats, you’ll only be able to take advantage of a max cargo volume of 59.6 cubic feet.


Test Drive the 2017 Toyota RAV4 in Miami Today

Fort Lauderdale area families can find the new RAV4 for sale right now here at Toyota of North Miami. Still on the fence? Before making the trip to our dealership to test it out, see just what the experts had to say about this crossover! Then when you’re ready to take the next step, our finance team will be standing by to offer the support you need. Stop in and see us at 16600 NW 2nd Ave in Miami, FL, or reach out to us with questions at (305) 974-1103.


*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, excludes the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee of $865 for Cars, $940 for Small/Light Trucks (Sienna, RAV4, Highlander Gas, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Tacoma and Venza), $1195 for Large Trucks (Tundra), and $1095 for Large SUVs (Sequoia and Land Cruiser). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. Actual dealer price will vary. Actual dealer document fee may vary.