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2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

Are you in the market for a new midsize crossover that offers excellent engine performance and a number of other great aspects? If so, then you are in luck! There are a number of terrific midsize crossovers currently available in the automotive industry. One midsize crossover that is having a great deal of success currently is the 2020 Mazda CX-5, which customers in Janesville, WI can explore for themselves right here at Gordie Boucher Mazda of Janesville today!

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is not alone atop the midsize crossover segment of the automotive industry. It has a number of key competitors that offer great performance specs and other key aspects as well! One of these key competitors is the 2020 Toyota RAV4. Both the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Toyota RAV4 offer similar key safety and technology features along with comfortable and spacious interiors. However, the 2020 CX-5 does offer two engine options while the 2020 RAV4 only offers one engine option. This is one of the key differences between the two models. Let’s explore this difference and the performance specs for each model a little further together!

2020 Mazda CX-5


2020 Toyota RAV4

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L I-4 Engine Base Engine 2.5L I-4 Engine
187 Horsepower Engine Power 203 Horsepower
186 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 184 Pound-Feet
25 MPG / 31 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 27 MPG / 35 MPG


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The table above provides a brief comparison of the key performance specifications offered by the 2020 Mazda CX-5 base engine and the lone engine of the 2020 Toyota RAV4. As you can see both engines are very closely matched, but it does appear the 2020 Toyota RAV4, in fact, has an advantage over the 2020 Mazda CX-5 in this respect. However, as you recall from above, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers a secondary engine, and this engine is significantly more powerful than either of the two engines highlighted in the table above. The performance specs and fuel economy ratings for the 2020 Mazda CX-5 secondary engine are displayed below.

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L Turbo I-4 Engine:

  • 227 Horsepower with 87-Octane Regular Fuel
  • 310 Pound-Feet of Torque with Regular 87-Octane Fuel
  • 250 Horsepower with 93-Octane Premium Fuel
  • 320 Pound-Feet of Torque with 93-Octane Premium Fuel
  • 22 MPG in the City and 27 MPG on the Highway

Many customers who are searching for a new midsize crossover tend to favor performance output over fuel economy. This is because those customers intend to carry more weight or potentially use the vehicle for towing. Better engine performance allows crossovers to carry more weight while still offering great driving mechanics. This is why the 2020 Mazda CX-5 secondary engine sets it apart from competitors like the 2020 Toyota RAV4.

Please contact our staff at Gordie Boucher Mazda of Racine with any questions you have about this specific comparison today!

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