Silver 2019 Mazda CX-5 and red 2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Forester
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SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with Cylinder Deactivation Standard Engine 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine
187 horsepower, 186 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 182 horsepower, 176 pound-feet of torque
Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, Signature Trim Levels Forester, Forester Premium, Forester Sport, Forester Limited, Forester Touring
2,000 pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 pounds


The delicately-crafted 2019 Mazda CX-5 delivers incredible power and style in each of its five trim levels - Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature. The luxury felt behind the wheel of the 2019 CX-5 is unlike any other driving experience, making this Mazda one to be envious of.

We at Serra Mazda often get asked how this Mazda compares to the rest of the crossover SUV lineup, so we thought we’d put together this 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Forester comparison. Keep reading to see how these two vehicles compare and to find out what puts the 2019 Mazda CX-5 above the rest of the competition.

Key Differences – 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Subaru Forester


The 2019 Mazda CX-5 starts off at an affordable $24,350 and is powered by a base SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with Cylinder Deactivation. This engine pairs to a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode to deliver 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque on the road. To amplify your driving performance, you can opt for a CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve or Signature model, both of which are powered by a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC engine paired to a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode. This combination generates a heart-pounding 227 horsepower-250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque down every road. The competing 2019 Subaru Forester lineup offers just one power option – a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine. Paired to a Lineartronic® Continually Variable Transmission, the Forester lineup delivers 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque.

Mazda CX-5 models come standard with advanced convenience features like remote keyless entry, Push Button Start, a Rearview Camera, Bluetooth®, the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, and more. The Subaru Forester does not come standard with Keyless Access or Push-Button Start and drivers must opt for a higher trim level in order to get these features in a Forester vehicle.

Steering wheel in 2019 Mazda CX-5
Rear view of 2019 Mazda CX-5
Seatbacks in 2019 Mazda CX-5
Rear seating in 2019 Mazda CX-5

 

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