Are you planning to buy or lease a crossover? Then you are certainly not alone. Crossovers like the Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 are highly popular choices for families and drivers of all lifestyles, thanks to their spacious cabins, fuel efficiency, available all-wheel drive (AWD) and impressive value. Toyota's RAV4 and Mazda's CX-5 are both legitimate options when shopping for a well-rounded crossover, but the two accomplish this in vastly different ways. The RAV4 seems to do everything well but does not excel in one area, while Mazda's CX-5 offers a sportier and more stylish take on what the RAV4 manages. Both of these crossovers come equipped with well-appointed cabins that feel sophisticated for this class of vehicle. To compare the Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 further, let's see where these two popular crossovers differ. Then, crossover shoppers near Honolulu can come and test drive the Mazda CX-5 at Cutter Mazda Honolulu.
Both the Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 feature spacious cabins with plenty of high-tech gadgetry that any family will appreciate. However, that is about where the similarities between the cabins of these two crossovers end. Toyota's RAV4 comes equipped with only two rows of available seating, and the second row is a flat bench that many will find uncomfortable for longer rides. In the Mazda CX-5, you get a sophisticated interior design -- from the dash all the way back to the available third-row seating. Driver and front passenger will appreciate the CX-5's comfortable and supportive front seats, which are lackiing in the Toyota. If you test drive both of these crossovers, you will likely prefer the cabin look and feel of one of the other instantly, as their layouts and styling are quite different.
If you are looking for a sporty crossover that drives and looks the part, then you may want to pass on the Toyota RAV4. Toyota's RAV4 is a competent crossover that is fine for a daily commuter vehicle, but it features an uninspiring driving experience. In contrast, one of the highlights of the Mazda CX-5 is its crisp handling, robust power and fun to drive nature. The Mazda's handling is truly impressive in this class of crossovers -- which often compromise handling for practicality. Read more reviews of the CX-5 and you will see that it is routinely praised for being athletic, sporty and a blast to drive. For a family crossover, Toyota's RAV4 will do just fine, but for an added level of fun and sport, choose the Mazda CX-5.
Crossover buyers near Kailua and Hawaii Kai can test drive a sporty Mazda CX-5 in Honolulu, HI at Cutter Mazda Honolulu. Our full-service Mazda dealership is located at 805 Ala Moana Blvd, in Honolulu, HI.