Compare 2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Mazda CX-5


2021 Toyota RAV4

2.5L 4 cyl


2.5L 4 cyl
187 HP


203 HP
25 city / 31 hwy*

Fuel Economy

27 city / 35 hwy*

Serving Houston and Katy, TX

The Mazda CX-5 is a luxurious and athletic SUV that earns high marks across the board. The Mazda CX-5 gets even more improvements in 2021 that add to its appeal even more. This year, changes are in store for the 2021 Mazda CX-5 in the area of technology and interior amenities. The Mazda gets a new, more intuitive and user-friendly infotainment system that also gets a bigger touchscreen. A new trim, called the Carbon Edition, is also unveiled to provide customers with a sportier Mazda. The Mazda competes with the 2021 Toyota RAV4, but you’ll see at Jeff Haas Mazda that the Mazda outperforms the Toyota in numerous ways, including its exceptional style, classy interior, and performance. You are invited to test out the Mazda through an exclusive Mazda CX-5 online test drive offered at our dealership.


The Mazda CX-5 at Jeff Haas Mazda has two engines. The first engine, which powers all trims up to the new Carbon Edition trim, is a four-cylinder with a 2.5L displacement. The base engine for the Mazda has a power output that reaches 187 HP, and its peak torque output is about 186 LB-FT. The engine connects to an automatic transmission with six speeds. You have a choice to get all-wheel drive as the drivetrain for the Mazda, while front-wheel drive is standard. With the Carbon Edition trim you will get a different engine, which is a turbo four-cylinder capable of nearly 230 HP and over 310 LB-FT of torque with regular fuel and a slight boost in power and torque with premium fuel. The Toyota RAV4 has more limited power options with just one engine on all trim levels. The maximum power that the Toyota achieves hovers around 200 HP. All-wheel drive is optional for the Toyota.

Interior Features

If you want to learn more about the Mazda CX-5 at Jeff Haas Mazda, scheduling an online test drive is a great way to start. The Mazda provides you with a luxury, first-class driving experience with any trim level that you choose.The Mazda’s long list of impressive features begins at the base level. Push-button start is a highlight of the Mazda, which also gets a sound system that has four speakers. There are two onboard USB ports for charging. You’ll get to try out the new 10.25-inch infotainment screen, too. A slew of safety features are also standard. The RAV4 starts out with a more basic list of features and amenities. The Toyota RAV4 has a smaller seven-inch infotainment screen at the base level. It also lacks some of the features that are standard with the Mazda CX-5, including multiple USB charging ports. As you move up in trim level, the largest display screen you’ll get with the Toyota is an eight-inch display. The Mazda gains leather upholstery, a sunroof, and a Bose sound system with the higher trims and through available upgrades. The Toyota doesn’t offer a Bose sound system, and you don’t have the option of getting a sunroof unless you select the top trim level.


If good looks are important for your next vehicle, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 is a logical choice. The Mazda has a refined but athletic exterior that has a commanding presence, which you’ll see with an online test drive. LED headlights are a notable standard exterior item on the Mazda to turn heads no matter where you’re going. You’ll get some new exterior features with the Carbon Fiber trim, including 19-inch wheels painted black. Heated mirrors come with the Grand Touring. At the top level you’ll find dark gray colored wheels with the elite Signature trim. The exterior of the Toyota, in contrast, is not as exciting as that of the Mazda. Custom wheel designs and colors are not offered for the Toyota, and its outer shell is less elegant and polished in comparison with the Mazda’s.

For more information, take a Mazda CX-5 online test drive with Jeff Haas Mazda today.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.