Mazda CX-5

Crossover Comparison: See how the new Mazda CX-5 stacks up to its competitors in Duluth

Nowadays, compact crossovers are becoming an increasingly attractive option for drivers all over the greater Atlanta, GA area. Fusing the capability and ample interior space of the SUV segment with the everyday drivability of a sedan, the right crossover can serve the needs of busy families in Sandy Springs and Johns Creek just as well as it can the needs of commuters in the Lawrenceville and the metropolitan area. Now, here at Rick Case Mazda, we're confident that our new compact crossover, the Mazda CX-5, will prove to be a perfect fit for drivers all over the greater Atlanta, GA area, and we'd love the chance to prove it to you. That's why we've put together a brief competitive comparison that pits the new Mazda CX-5 against two of its closest segment rivals, the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue.

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Mazda CX-5 vs. Toyota RAV4

  • Performance: Take a look under the hood, and you'll find that the new Mazda CX-5 is significantly more powerful and dynamic than the Toyota RAV4. The Mazda CX-5 puts out a respectable 186 horsepower, while the Toyota RAV4 only manages 176-horsepower.
  • Fuel Economy:Not only is the Mazda CX-5 more powerful than the Toyota RAV4, it's also more efficient. The Mazda CX-5 boasts fuel economy returns ranging as high as 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, the Toyota RAV4 only manages up to 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
  • Safety Systems: If you're like many drivers here in Duluth, GA, you want a car with plenty of standard safety features. Fortunately, the new Mazda CX-5 is well-equipped to deliver the peace of mind you crave, with standard safety systems like Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Monitoring. Unfortunately, the Toyota RAV4 lacks comparable safety systems.
  • Passenger Space:  Both the Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4 have spacious, well-appointed cabins, but overall, the Mazda CX-5 offers more passenger space, making it significantly more comfortable for Johns Creek, GA drivers who like to take longer trips.

Mazda CX-5 vs. Nissan Rogue

  • Performance: The Mazda CX-5 is well known for its responsive, dynamic performance,  while the Nissan Rogue is decidedly less engaging. With its 170-horsepower  2.5-liter engine, the Nissan Rogue is simply left in the dust by the Mazda CX-5.
  • Towing Capacity: If you lead an active lifestyle, you may find that you occasionally need to tow around some extra stuff. Fortunately, whether it's a small boat for a trip to the lake or a compact camping trailer for a relaxing family vacation, the Mazda CX-5 can confidently tow up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped, while the Nissan Rogue tops out at just over 1,100 pounds of towing capacity.
  • Sound System: If you're an audiophile on the go, you know just how important it is to have a car with a great sound system. However, while both the Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Rogue feature available premium Bose® sound systems, the Mazda CX-5 offers more speakers than its competitor.
  • Convenience Features: Technology and convenience features increasingly define the compact crossover segment, and in no vehicle is that more evident than the new Mazda CX-5. Outfitted with an available head-up display, the Mazda CX-5 makes it easy to have all the relevant information you need right in your sight line, so you'll never have to take your eyes off the road. Unfortunately, the Nissan Rogue lacks comparable convenience features.

If you'd like to learn more about all that the new Mazda CX-5 has to offer, feel free to take a test drive here at Rick Case Mazda in Duluth.

Toyota RAV4

Nissan Rogue