Winner of the 2020 “Best Car Brand” award from the US News and World Report, Mazda has now received the accolade five consecutive times. The 2020 CX-5 won the best crossover category in Car and Driver’s “10Best” list.
Today, we’ll pit the 2020 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD against another popular crossover SUV, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD, and see exactly why Mazda and its products keep coming out on top.
2020 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD
2020 Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD
|187 hp / 186 lb-ft
||Horsepower / Torque||203 hp / 184 lb-ft
|6-speed shiftable auto
||8-speed shiftable auto
Handling is what Mazda does best. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 is no exception. It drives better than anything it’s price range, hands down. The steering is responsive and weighty without feeling heavy. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic worked in tandem to consistently deliver power when you call for it. The optional turbocharged version provides even more power. Whether you’re on a straightaway in the sunshine or a hairpin in sleet, the CX-5 gives you’re the confidence you need to safely navigate the situation ahead. The Toyota RAV4? Well…it’ll get you to your destination.
One thing that seems to consistently surprise people is how nice Mazda vehicles’ interiors are. Even the base model interior is clean and elegant on the inside, devoid of scratchy plastics, an overwhelming amount of buttons, and other similar gripes. When it comes to top-tier trims, the Mazda vehicles use top-tier materials like Nappa leather and hardwood accents. You can’t fake quality like that. The RAV4, on the other hand, isn’t going to win any arguments. It’s certainly not terrible, but no one is going to look at it and think, “this belongs in a vehicle at least twice its price!”
Experience the Mazda difference in the CX-5 at Hall Mazda near Milwaukee.