2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Subaru Outback

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Subaru Outback

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Subaru Outback
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$24,150 Starting MSRP $26,345
187 hp, 186 lb-ft Power Ratings 175 hp, 174 lb-ft
Six-speed Automatic Transmission Continuously Variable
Standard  Keyless Ignition Available


The Mazda CX-5 has truly come alive in recent years. In other words, it’s established a very impressive legacy in a fairly short amount of time, and countless customers can’t wait to see why. Many members of the Serra Mazda community have already claimed a 2018 Mazda CX-5, and there are plenty of others who are anxious to do the same. So, why all the fuss about this SUV? The best way to explain it, of course, is by pitting it against the competition. Take, for instance, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Subaru Outback comparison.

As you can see in our chart above, there are several key differences that set these two SUVs apart. First, the starting MSRP of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is only $24,150. The base MRP of the 2018 Subaru Outback, on the other hand, is nearly $2,200 more! So, is the Outback worth the extra cash? The answer to that depends on how much you like a strong, smooth drivetrain and standard features. Take another look at our chart above and you’ll quickly see what we mean.

Main Differences – Mazda CX-5 vs Subaru Outback


Under the hood of every Mazda CX-5, one will find a four-cylinder engine that generates up to 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. The Subaru Outback, meanwhile, falls behind in both of its power ratings, as it can only muster 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, those who prefer an automatic transmission will be very happy to find one in the Mazda CX-5, which the Outback can’t match.

Not done yet, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 also provides its owners with more standard features than the 2018 Subaru Outback. With standard keyless ignition, for example, Mazda CX-5 drivers can hit the vehicle’s push-button start and be on their way in no time at all. An amenity, sure, but a very convenient one that you’re sure to appreciate time and time again.

With more power, unmatched standard features, and a lower starting MSRP, it’s no wonder why so many consumers choose the Mazda CX-5 over the Subaru Outback.


2018 Mazda CX-5 Side View of Red Exterior
2018 Mazda CX-5 Driver-Seat View of Front Cabin
2018 Mazda CX-5 Side View of Front Cabin
2018 Mazda CX-5 Front View of Red Exterior

 

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