Comparison - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2020 - vs - Toyota Highlander XLE 2019

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

Also called:

Kluger

Average Price: 
$
31,610
Updated: 
05 Dec 2019
$
41,030
Updated: 
01 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.30gals
19.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#343761
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Eternal Blue Mica
#4D7FA6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Machine Gray Metallic
#4A5575
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F
Color: 
Alumina Jade Metallic
#5D655E
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Toasted Walnut Pearl
#6C534E
Midnight Black Metallic
#24231E
Celestial Silver Metallic
#979CA0
Ooh La La Rouge Mica
#581826
Predawn Gray Mica
#5D5B60
Shoreline Blue Pearl
#425C73

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 trades family-ready space for fine handling and good power.

Pros
Looks good inside and out
Taut ride and handling
Available turbo power
Decent value in most trims

Cons
Turbo lag
Inferior infotainment
Cramped back seat
Average cargo space

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Mazda is making only minor changes to the CX-5 for 2020. The company's i-Activsense suite of driver-assistance features is now standard across the lineup and includes automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlamps, and more. All models receive a new key fob we expect to match that of the new Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback, as well as Mazda's newly updated fonts on interior switches and exterior badging. Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models receive a new 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display.

Pros
High-end experience, pleasing design, fun-to-drive nature.

Cons
Less cargo space than key rivals, outdated infotainment system, punchy turbo four limited to top models.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.Improved noise reduction.Advanced safety features are now standard.Minor shuffling of standard and optional features.

PROS
Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
New optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
Stays quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Base engine's lackluster acceleration
Ride is a little firm for the class
Less rear legroom and cargo room than most competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Toyota Highlander ranked #14 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Toyota Highlander has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 47 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable and quiet
Stylish cabin with first-rate materials
Lots of standard advanced safety features
Optional V6 engine is robust and fuel-efficient

Cons
Confining third-row seat
So-so standard four-cylinder engine

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Toyota Highlander delivers safety, features, comfort, and efficiency in a family-friendly package.

Pros
Comfortable cabin
Strong V-6
Miserly hybrid
Luxurious ride quality

Cons
Not pretty
Weak base 4-cylinder
No Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
Third row's just average

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Only minor styling revisions for 2019.The 2019 Toyota Highlander comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed shiftable automatic.

PROS
Standard high-tech safety features
Strong V6 engine with good fuel economy
Quiet and pleasantly compliant ride

CONS
Third-row seat isn't as roomy as those in many competitors
Touchscreen and other controls may require an extra-long reach
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't offered
Weak power delivery of the base four-cylinder engine

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
186ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
187hp
at 6 000rpm
295hp
at 6 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
38.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.10in
192.50in
Width: 
72.50in
75.80in
Height: 
66.10in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
8.00in
Front Track: 
62.80in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
106.20in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.30
39.50
Front Hip Room: 
55.20in
57.20in
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
44.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
59.30in
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
39.60
Rear Hip Room: 
55.30in
57.10in
Rear leg room: 
39.60in
38.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.80in
59.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
59.60cu.ft
83.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.90cu.ft
13.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.30degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
23.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
3679.00lbs
4464.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
6-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Bucket front seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
4-Way Power Passenger Seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed sensitive volume control
10 total speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 Total Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.0-In.
18 X 7.5-In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
2 Front Headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Glass Breakage Sensor
Pre-Collision Safety System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
GT Premium Package
Protection Package #3
Preferred Accessory Package
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Protection Package #1
Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Side Rails
Trailer Hitch With Harness And Cover
Wheel Locks
Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Rear Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Film
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Door Edge Guards
Mudguards
Special Color
Towing Receiver Hitch W/Wire Harness Package
Alloy Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
Retractable Cargo Cover
Interior Lighting Kit
Navi SD Card (Fleet)
Carpet Mat Package
Cargo Net- Envelope
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Universal Tablet Holder
Wireless Headphones
Rear-Seat Blu-Ray DVD Entertainment System
Cargo Cover
2nd Row Bench Seat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2D2D2D
Parchment, leather
#D8CFCC
Color: 
Ash, leather
#494949
Black, leather
#0F0F0F
Almond, leather
#C1AF8F