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Mazda 5 vs. Toyota Rav4 - near Campbell River and Nanaimo


Mazda 5 vs. Toyota Rav4

When you are looking for a vehicle for your family, you need something that has room for cargo and passengers alike. When looking at family vehicles, if we compare the Mazda 5 vs.  Toyota Rav4, you can see that there are many similarities between the 2 vehicles even though the Mazda 5 is technically a minivan and the Rav4 is technically an SUV. All technicalities aside, both are great vehicles for families and they offer a lot of the same features including interior room, great standard technology and essential safety features.  

The Toyota Rav4 is obviously a nice looking SUV, but it is also good to note that even though the Mazda 5 is technically a minivan, it looks less like your typical minivan. Both vehicles have a bold, striking trim and sleek design. The Toyota Rav4 has a bit more of a rugged look, and the Mazda 5 does not have the bulk which comes with a lot of minivans. The nice thing about the Mazda 5 is that you are getting the room and seating of a minivan, with a design that is almost more similar to an SUV or other type of hatchback. Both the Mazda 5 and Toyota Rav4 do very well in their own categories and it is no wonder they are two of the leading vehicles for families. However, the Mazda 5 comes out ahead of the Toyota Rav4 if you are looking to get the most for your money.

If you have a family, you obviously need a vehicle with room for passengers and cargo. The Mazda 5 actually fits 6 passengers despite having very little bulk. The Toyota Rav4 comes up short when it comes to passenger space as it only fits 5 passengers. The Mazda 5 also offers a better roadside assistance warranty with 36 month/36,000 mile coverage, whereas the Toyota Rav4 only provides 24 month/25,000 mile coverage. When you are comparing what you get with these two vehicles, you can see both the Mazda 5 and Toyota Rav4 have a lot of the same entertainment and safety features, a roomy interior, and great fuel economy. Where the Mazda 5 comes out of ahead of the Toyota Rav4 is in getting the most bang for your buck.  

You will find many of the same features in the Mazda 5 as the Toyota Rav4; however the Mazda 5 actually costs less, fits more passengers, and offers a better roadside assistance warranty. When you are looking at the Mazda 5 vs.  Toyota Rav4, the Mazda 5 wins by providing a little more for its very affordable price. So, if you are looking for that next great vehicle for your family, come visit us to check out the Mazda 5 in person. Our friendly staff can get you more information and even get you set up on a test drive. We know your family will enjoy the Mazda 5 as much as we do.  

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We are the one of the busiest pre-owned vehicle dealerships on Vancouver Island. Along with our fine line of New Mazda cars and Used Mazda vehicles, we market pre-owned import and domestic brands of quality Cars, Trucks, Vans, CUV’s and SUV’s - you name it and we will find it - and can help you get into the car or truck you need, no matter your current credit situation, without hassle or delay. Let us help you!

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