For the first time in recent history, a model has outsold the family sedan – the compact crossover is now the vehicle of choice for modern families. With plenty of technology and comfort features, compact crossovers effectively combine the best of the automotive world in a small, easy-to-manoeuvre package. Two popular models, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 and the 2016 Mazda CX-5, offer more cargo space than traditional sedans without sacrificing fuel efficiency.
The 2016 Mazda CX-5 is a five-passenger crossover powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine rated at 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque when paired with the model’s standard six-speed manual transmission. The CX-5’s base engine is only available with the manual transmission, so if you want an automatic, you’ll have to opt for the more expensive powertrain. The CX-5’s 2.0L engine uses 9.0 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres in city driving and 6.8 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway. The CX-5 is available in three trims: GX, GS and GT.
|2016 Toyota RAV4||vs||2016 Mazda CX-5|
|2.5L 4-cylinder||Engine||2.0L 4-cylinder|
|6-speed automatic||Transmission||6-speed manual|
|1,090L||Interior Cargo Volume||966L|
Standard on the 2016 Mazda CX-5 GX are: 17-inch wheels, heated side mirrors with turn signals, an LED high-mount stop lamp, automatic headlight shut-off, air conditioning with rear ducts, cruise control, a telescoping steering wheel, power door locks and windows, remote keyless entry, push button start, a cargo light, a 60/40-split rear seat, four speakers, a CD player, USB and auxiliary audio input jacks and steering-wheel mounted audio controls.
Available in four trims (LE, XLE, SE and Limited), the 2016 Toyota RAV4 is both more capable and better equipped than the 2016 Mazda CX-5. Powering the RAV4 is a standard 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, and a six-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is an option on any 2016 RAV4 trim. Fuel economy stands at 10.0L/100km in the city and 7.6L/100km on the highway. Standard RAV4 equipment includes: 17-inch wheels, rear privacy glass, solar energy-absorbing window glass, front windshield acoustic glass, heated exterior mirrors and a rear spoiler with an LED stop lamp. Standard interior features include: a telescoping steering column, air conditioning with rear vents, Bluetooth, four speakers, a USB port, an auxiliary audio input, cruise control, keyless entry, power door locks and windows and hidden cargo-area storage.
The more efficient, powerful and spacious 2016 Toyota RAV4 is available now for test drive at Truro Toyota. Contact us today for more details!