2017 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4

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2017 Mazda CX-5
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2017 Toyota RAV4

The small crossover SUV segment is one of the most popular for families around Pawley’s Island or Murrell’s Inlet. The 2017 Mazda CX-5 and 2017 Toyota RAV4 boast similar profiles, including standard seating for five, available all-wheel drive, and an abundance of modern amenities on the inside. In many ways, though, the Mazda CX-5 makes a clear case for itself as the superior crossover, beating out not only the RAV4 but also other crossover like the new Ford Escape. Decide for yourself, and come to Beach Automotive when you’re ready to test out the Mazda CX-5.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Every version of he 2017 Mazda CX-5 receives its power from a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that generates 187 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. It’s offered with both front-wheel driver and all-wheel drive configurations, and it’s capable of towing up to 2,000 pounds.

The Toyota RAV4 is also offered with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, but its 2.5L 4-cylinder engine only makes 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, it’s incapable of towing more than 1,500 pounds.

Available Savings

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is accessibly priced with an MSRP from $24,045, and the SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY helps the CX-5 achieve up to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway and 24 mpg city. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 has a more expensive starting MSRP of $24,910; on top of that, it produces less power than the CX-5, and it also gets worse fuel economy, topping out at an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 23 mpg city.

Take Home the Newest Mazda CX-5 Crossover from Beach Automotive

There’s a lot to like about the new Mazda CX-5, and we’ve only scratched the surface. Come to Beach Automotive to find out about your many financing options on the new CX-5, and take it for a test drive to see if it’s the right fit for you and your family. Our dealership is open Monday through Saturday at 851 Jason Blvd in Myrtle Beach, SC, only a short drive from Conway and Pawley’s Island. Find out more about our dealership and Mazda’s latest compact crossover by contacting us online or calling us at (843) 626-3666.