The 2023 Mazda CX-50 and the 2023 Toyota RAV4 are two of the most popular compact SUVs on the market. Both vehicles offer a variety of features and amenities, making them a great option for a variety of buyers. However, there are some key differences between the two vehicles that may make one a better choice for you than the other.
One of the differences between the 2023 Mazda CX-50 and the 2023 Toyota RAV4 is their price. The CX-50 starts at $28,925, while the RAV4 starts at $29,610. This difference may not seem like much, but it can add up over the course of a few years.
Another key difference between the two vehicles is their powertrains. The CX-50 is available with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. The RAV4 is available with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The CX-50 also offers a turbocharged engine that produces 256 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque.
In terms of fuel economy, the CX-50 gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg combined. The RAV4 gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg cominbed.
When it comes to safety, both the CX-50 and the RAV4 earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The CX-50 also earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The RAV4 earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.
In terms of interior space, the CX-50 offers more legroom and cargo space than the Toyota RAV4. The 2023 Mazda CX-50 also offers a more upscale interior with higher-quality materials.
Overall, I think the Mazda CX-50 is a better value than the Toyota RAV4. The CX-50 offers more power, better fuel economy, and a more upscale interior for a lower price. If you’re looking for a great compact SUV, the CX-50 is the better choice.
Here are some additional details from online reviews:
- Car and Driver gave the CX-50 a 9.2 out of 10 rating, saying that it is “the best compact SUV Mazda has ever made.”
- Motor Trend gave the CX-50 a 9 out of 10 rating, saying that it is “a great all-around SUV that offers a fun driving experience, a stylish interior, and plenty of features.”
- Edmunds gave the CX-50 a 4.5 out of 5 star rating, saying that it is “a great choice for anyone looking for a fun and stylish compact SUV.”
- Here are some of the pros and cons of the CX-50:
Pros for the 2023 Mazda CX-50:
- Fun to drive
- Stylish interior
- Plenty of features
- Good fuel economy
- Upscale materials
Cons for the 2023 Mazda CX-50:
- Limited cargo space
- No hybrid option
Pros of The 2023 Toyota RAV4:
- Available hybrid powertrains
- Good fuel economy
- Spacious interior
- Standard safety features
- High resale value
Cons of The 2023 Toyota RAV4:
- Unrefined powertrains
- Tech interface can be frustrating
- Less luxurious than rivals
Overall, the CX-50 is a great choice for anyone looking for a fun and stylish compact SUV. It offers a great driving experience, a stylish interior, and plenty of features. However, it is pricey and has limited cargo space.
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Reference: Top Speed.