Comparison - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2021 - vs - Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

Also called:

Vanguard

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
31,860
Updated: 
05 Dec 2019
$
35,780
Updated: 
27 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.30gals
14.50gals
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 crystal metallic
#9E1A0D
Color: 
Lunar Rock/Ice Edge Roof
#7D8C83
Midnight Black Metallic
#2D2D2D
Super White
#F7F7F7
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#38393B
Midnight Black Metallic/Ice Edge Roof
#2D2D2D
Ruby Flare Pearl
#81061B
Magnetic Gray Metallic/Ice Edge Roof
#38393B
Lunar Rock
#7D8C83

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 crossover has some priorities out of order; it doles out fine handling while it delivers a skimpy back seat.

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

Cons
Turbo lag
Moderate acceleration in base version
Cramped back seat
Inferior infotainment

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2021, the most notable upgrade made to the CX-5 is its new infotainment system. A 10.3-inch touchscreen now sits atop the dashboard instead of the smaller 7.0-inch display found on previous model years. The updated system features the new Mazda Connect interface, Mazda Connected Services (a Wi-Fi hotspot and access to remote vehicle functions through a smartphone app), and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Pros
Luxury aura without the luxury price,
engaging driving behavior,
expeditious turbo engine.

Cons
Base engine accelerates leisurely,
competitors have more cargo space,
tows only 2000 pounds.

By: 
caranddriver.com

New infotainment system with a larger screen.Remote monitoring and control through a smartphone app.Top Signature trim gains some new safety features.

PROS
Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
Optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
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 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.

Pros
Performance plug-in hybrid
Great exterior looks
Wide customization possibilities
Standard active safety features
Good all-wheel-drive systems

Cons
Interior is compromised
Prime priced prime near $40,000
Buzzy base inline-4
Small-ish rear seat

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Toyota has made only one change to the RAV4 for the 2021 model year: Blizzard Pearl replaces Super White on the color palette. A plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime joins the lineup, and the hybrid model gets a new XLE Premium trim; we review the two hybrid models separately.

Pros
Truckish good looks,
car-like road manners,
driver-assistance features are standard.

Cons
Spartan entry-level model,
engine moans and groans,
top trims can be pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

No significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Quiet interior and comfortable ride quality
Abundant cargo and passenger space
Easy-to-use controls

Cons
Lackluster power from powertrain
Uncomfortable front passenger seat
Vague steering

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
186ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
184ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
Horsepower: 
187hp
at 6 000rpm
203hp
at 6 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
37.40Feet

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
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.10in
181.50in
Width: 
72.50in
73.40in
Height: 
66.10in
68.60in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
8.60in
Front Track: 
62.80in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
106.20in
105.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.30
37.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
39.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.60in
37.80in
Front Hip Room: 
55.20in
54.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
57.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.30in
47.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.80in
56.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
59.60cu.ft
69.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.90cu.ft
37.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.30degrees
19.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3691.00lbs
3655.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

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

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
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leatherette
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

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)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.0-In.
18 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Null Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
GT Premium Package
TRD Off-Road Grade Technology Package
Protection Package
Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack And Side Rails
Trailer Hitch With Harness And Cover
Wheel Locks
Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Black Lug Nuts And Black Wheel Locks
Alloy Wheel Locks
Special Color
Door Edge Guards
Mudguards
Blackout Emblem Overlay
Two-Tone
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Exhaust Tip - Black Chrome
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Paint Protection Film
Towing Wire Harness
Paint Protection Film (Front Bumper)
Trailer Ball
Tow Hitch Receiver
Interior Options: 
Mazda Navigation System SD Card (Fleet)
Cargo Storage Shelf
Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
Interior Lighting Kit
Retractable Cargo Cover
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Universal Tablet Holder
Premium Audio W/Dynamic Navigation And JBL W/Clari-Fi
Spider Cargo Net
Frameless Homelink Mirror
Door Sill Protectors
Cargo Tote
Carpet Floor Mats
Cargo Liner
Coin Holder/Ashtray Cup

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2D2D2D
Parchment, leather
#D8CFCC
Color: 
Black, leatherette
#191919