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In the very competitive compact SUV segment, the #ToyotaRAV4 has always been the king of sales but the previous generation always suffered from being the Camry of SUV's with the boring design and driving dynamics. The #MazdaCX5 has always been the choice for enthusiast drivers and we brought together the #Mazda #CX5 Signature and #Toyota #RAV4 Adventure to find out which one of these small SUV's is the better option.

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    • Nancy Mac
      Nancy Mac

      As stated below by another viewer, do not get the Soul Red for the CX-5. Mine too has chipped with under 10k miles on the car. Love the car but the red paint is VERY poor quality. I currently have a case open with Mazda who told me they are getting a lot of complaints regarding the issue.

      about 10 hours ago
    • Philip Garcia
      Philip Garcia

      All the people saying here that they are going for the Mazda, forget that Toyota and Honda are the only two car makers that put out an engine that doesn't regularly crap out under 200,000 miles. Do you want a reliable car? Go with the Toyota.

      about 1 day ago
    • Kevin Robinson
      Kevin Robinson In reply to Philip Garcia

      My father in law had a Mazda 6 that laster well past 200,000 miles and besides how many people keep a car longer than 5 years anyway by then you have over 100K and you want something new my Rav4 is just over 4 years old and I am getting rid of it in April 2020 I want to enjoy driving something the Rav lacks and the 2019 engine is far less refined and noisy than my 2015 Rav no thanks

      about 1 day ago
    • Daniel Lavoie
      Daniel Lavoie

      Having test drove both of these, they feel like they're for completely different purposes.

      The Rav4 feels like an off-road designed vehicle that has some street luxuries thrown in.
      The CX-5 feels like a street designed vehicle that has some off-road capabilities thrown in.

      The difference is night and day really. The Mazda almost feels like a luxury vehicle whereas the Rav4 feels almost more like a truck.

      We settled on the CX-5 and ended up buying one the other day.

      about 1 day ago
    • wind7sailor
      wind7sailor

      I love watching him enjoy the drive of the Mazda, where the Toyota is sadly just loud and average or below.

      about 2 days ago
    • Peter Abderhalden
      Peter Abderhalden

      Both are 👌❤️👌❤️

      about 2 days ago
    • Greg Dower
      Greg Dower

      Stop calling it a “Marsda” 😝

      about 3 days ago
    • Guilhem Herisson
      Guilhem Herisson

      RAV HYBRID and it’s not even close

      about 3 days ago
    • beautilushious
      beautilushious

      Mazda's soul red metallic paint on the 2018 models is crap. Not sure about the 2019's but my 2018 Mazda6 2.5t Signature is being repainted by Mazda for $7200CAD. They are paying, obviously, but wow. The paint was super thin, chipped and flaked very easily. Beautiful color though.

      about 4 days ago
    • AJ
      AJ

      Mazda, Mazda, Mazda. Every time.

      about 4 days ago
    • Fermer Fermer
      Fermer Fermer

      СХ 5!!!!

      about 4 days ago
    • Tim Thomas
      Tim Thomas

      Mazda should step up their game and make the CX-5 bigger! Problem with Mazda is, their CX-5 is too small and CX-9 is too big. Maybe make a CX-7 SUV??

      about 5 days ago
    • wind7sailor
      wind7sailor In reply to Tim Thomas

      Toyota tries the same thing, Shrinking the length and legroom of the Rav-4, while increasing the length of the 2020 Highlander and offering nothing inbetween. I'm a Gen 1 Highlander owner and wish they make a vehicle with Carplay to compete with the new Passport.

      about 2 days ago
    • Joal Blo
      Joal Blo

      The Mazda feels like luxury... Nuff said

      about 5 days ago
    • 豆腐戦車
      豆腐戦車

      cx-5

      about 6 days ago
    • Angel Vera
      Angel Vera

      The Toyota is like the plastic king of cars it looks cheap.

      about 6 days ago
    • Balong Sebastian
      Balong Sebastian

      2019 TOYOTA RAV4 ADVENTURE HAVE DEFECTIVE MECHANICAL ISSUE AND TOYOTA HAVE NO REMEDY TO FIX IT. SO MAZDA CX5 IS BETTER....

      about 6 days ago
    • Ashley Kowalski
      Ashley Kowalski

      The thing with the RAV4 is it needs around 1,000 miles to break in. The engine at first did feel sluggish. Right around 1k miles I noticed a definite difference in the engine. The power is more than adequate and I personally don’t mind the engine noise. As a college student I wanted something reliable, safe, and great on gas and the RAV4 was perfect for me! Also the infotainment system in the RAV4 was a big breaking point for me vs the CX-5. Also the CX-5 needing premium gas? No thanks. I got my RAV4 XLE Premium with 4k in options out the door for 30k! Sticker was 35,228.

      about 7 days ago
    • peter nguyen
      peter nguyen

      Jeep Compass is the best .

      about 7 days ago
    • Trieu Le
      Trieu Le

      Toyota thông minh hơn nhiều cx5 cũ rồi, so sánh với huydai mới đúng

      about 7 days ago
    • Adnan Anwar
      Adnan Anwar

      Always love your reviews

      about 7 days ago
    • John Mayne
      John Mayne

      I'll pass on the gimmicky colors of the Rav

      about 8 days ago
    • medboi
      medboi

      The Mazda is a piece of crap gonna break within 50k km

      about 8 days ago
    • Lily Ferrari - OFFICIAL
      Lily Ferrari - OFFICIAL

      Subaru, please bring the damn turbo back to the Forester.
      And then, let's compare it to the CX-5.

      about 8 days ago
    • bamagym
      bamagym

      I actually thought the Rav4 was wayyyy more quiet than the CX5. I drove both this past week. Also, The CX5 i drove, brand new, the brake peddle i had to push almost to the floor and the brakes squealed and made noise as I eased off, more noise than it should have.

      about 8 days ago
    • bamagym
      bamagym In reply to bamagym

      @Babs awesome. This was my experience..

      about 8 days ago
    • Babs
      Babs In reply to bamagym

      According to car and driver
      Mazda cx5 is the quietest car in this segment .67db at 70mph for the cx5 and 70db at 70mph for the New rav4.

      about 8 days ago
    • Mark Summerford
      Mark Summerford

      The RAV4 really reminds me of the Volvo XC40. The chunky styling, floating white roof, and even orange in the interior.

      about 9 days ago
    • Alex J.
      Alex J.

      Nope! Over 40k no good. Thanks anyway.

      about 9 days ago
    • Ricardo Mateo
      Ricardo Mateo

      what is the approx. cost of changing the battery, materials and labour in RAV 4

      about 9 days ago
    • ginsure
      ginsure

      Mazda is over priced. slow motor, small cargo area, hard seat bottoms, lousy technology with small, screen. I was next to one recently in my Escape Titanium. Left in the dust!

      about 9 days ago
    • Alex J.
      Alex J. In reply to ginsure

      Didn't HE say that the Mazda was much faster?

      about 9 days ago
    • TheWickedGenius
      TheWickedGenius

      So many mazda owners on here justifying their mazdas it's funny. Both are beautiful cars, it's just that the Toyota looks like a beasty SUV with kick ass fuel economy and the Mazda looks like an oversized hatch back.

      about 10 days ago
    • TheWickedGenius
      TheWickedGenius In reply to TheWickedGenius

      @Ben Tollefson it's definitely down to opinion, they're both beautiful... One more to others than the other.

      about 1 day ago
    • Ben Tollefson
      Ben Tollefson In reply to TheWickedGenius

      i have a hard time taking anyone seriously if they say the rav4 is "beautiful" next to the CX-5 lol

      about 9 days ago
    • ajberdan
      ajberdan

      If you're an enthusiast, then why would you even want a cross over? Toyota used to offer a V6 engine. However it only accounted for 5% of sales. That is why they standardized then drivetrane to 2.5 4 cylinder. The reason Toyota out sells Mazda again and again is because they understand what most people at the end of the day will buy. I am sure the Mazda is more fun! However it just doesn't make as much sense in this call! Toyota is going to outsell them again and make much more money! If you're an enthusiast? Don't buy a cross over at all! Get a damn sports car!

      about 10 days ago
    • Alan Ho
      Alan Ho

      40k for a small compact SUV. The inflation is amazing.

      about 10 days ago
    • Connecticut Dashcam
      Connecticut Dashcam In reply to Alan Ho

      Alan Ho So what you you set the basis of price on? Are you versed in the actual cost of manufacturing or feature/technology costs that are going into these vehicles?

      about 7 days ago