Differences Between the 2016 Toyota RAV4 and 2016 Mazda CX-3
Built on a foundation of versatility and thrilling driving dynamics, the compact crossover class is an ideal option for families in the Enfield, CT area. Within that class, competition is fierce as automotive brands battle it out for best-in-class status and one model that is continually towards the top of the segment is the Toyota RAV4. A pioneer in the compact SUV class, the Toyota RAV4 took this dynamic class of vehicles to another level and with the unveiling of the 2016 Toyota RAV4, the popular model has become even more impressive. Despite an elite status in the class, all-new models like the 2016 Mazda CX-3 make for tough competition. In order to see how these two 2016 models compare, we have created an overview of the differences between the 2016 Toyota RAV4 and 2016 Mazda CX-3.
2016 Toyota RAV4 is More Powerful and Offers Hybrid Efficiency
Whenever drivers are comparing two models like the 2016 Toyota RAV4 and 2016 Mazda CX-3, engine options always come to the forefront of the argument. In this comparison, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 proves to be more powerful than the Mazda CX-3 with an anticipated 176-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood — the same power source as current Toyota RAV4 models.
New Mazda CX-3 models are powered by a SKYACTIV 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes a paltry 146 horsepower and puts a focus on fuel economy with a projected 31 mpg combined. RAV4 editions combine power AND competitive fuel economy with a 26 mpg combined rating. Drivers looking for even better efficiency from the Toyota crossover can stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, which is billed as the most powerful and most efficient Toyota RAV4 yet.
2016 Toyota RAV4 Will Offer More Capable All-Wheel Drive Performance
An added bonus when you opt for crossovers and and compact SUVs like the 2016 Toyota RAV4 is the enhanced off-road capability provided by all-wheel drive. Toyota RAV4 models can be equipped with the Toyota Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive system, which is expected to carry over into the new model year as one of the most advanced systems on the road. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 models counter with a new generation all-wheel drive system that will undoubtedly be capable, but will it be as reliable or as dynamic as the Toyota system? It remains to be seen, but smart money is on the tried and true Toyota all-wheel drive system. Even drivers who opt for the efficient 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will benefit from an Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive system.
Although many specification have yet to be released for both 2016 compact crossovers, the differences between the 2016 Toyota RAV4 and 2016 Mazda CX-3 show that the Toyota is a more powerful and more capable option for families. Look for the 2016 Toyota RAV4 to arrive at Gale Toyota in Enfield, CT this fall and join our extensive new Toyota inventory.