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2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Forester

Gray 2019 Mazda CX-5 on City Street vs Red 2019 Subaru Forester on a Wet Road

Are you in the market for a family-friendly compact crossover? With a do-it-all design that is tailor-made for family adventures and day-to-day errands, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will check all the boxes. Armed with an athletic style, class-above luxury, potent powertrains and innovative technology, the Mazda CX-5 will stand out in this 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Forester comparison.

To cater to your automotive needs, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is available in five grades – Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature – that will start at just $24,350. All Mazda CX-5 entries make room for five passengers in a cabin that provides 103.6 cubic feet of passenger space with a capable 30.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. With the 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats laid flat, the Mazda CX-5 makes room for 59.6 cubic feet of cargo.

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2019 Mazda CX-5 VS 2019 Subaru Forester
$24,350 Base MSRP $24,295
185-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 182-Horsepower 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder
30.9 - 59.6 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 35.4  - 76.1 Cubic Feet
7-Inch MAZDA CONNECT™ Touchscreen Infotainment System 6.5-Inch STARLINK® Touchscreen

Differences Between the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Subaru Forester

You cannot go wrong when you choose the Mazda CX-5 crossover in this 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Forester comparison. With an affordable price tag that starts at $24,350 and an impressive list of features, the stock Mazda CX-5 Sport will deliver value at every turn. The Mazda CX-5 Sport comes standard with a 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, a rearview camera, LED headlights, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, push-button start, Smart City Brake Support and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Class-above luxury is a hallmark of the Mazda CX-5 spec sheet that the Subaru Forester will not match. With an upgrade to the opulent Mazda CX-5 Signature trim level, you will gain an Adaptive Front-Lighting System, LED lighting systems, a power liftgate, 19-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, the Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System, Caturra Brown Nappa leather interior, genuine wood trim, a heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE® safety systems. Many of the features found on the Mazda CX-5 Signature spec sheet are available in lower trim levels to upgrade your drive.

In addition to premium luxury, the Mazda CX-5 promises an athletic performance that starts with a 187-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that makes 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with the six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission. Available i-ACTIV AWD® will upgrade performance when you need additional traction. To upgrade your drive, Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trim levels employ a 250-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will earn 27 mpg on the highway with standard i-ACTIV AWD®. Subaru Forester entries feature a single 182-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with standard all-wheel drive that makes 33 mpg on the highway.

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Overhead View of Red 2019 Mazda CX-5 with Sunroof
Close Up of 2019 Mazda CX-5 Taillight and CX-5 Badge
Cutaway View of 2019 Mazda CX-5 Interior
2019 Mazda CX-5 Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Touchscreen Display