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2019 Mazda CX-5

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2020 Subaru Forester

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Subaru Forester

Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder
187 hp


182 hp


3,500 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

Seating Capacity


Are you looking for a family SUV that won’t break the bank on gas? Both the Mazda CX-5 and the Subaru Forester offer the efficiency and convenience you need, all without sacrificing capability and convenience. But which one is best for your drives through Enfield and Glastonbury? Our team at Manchester Mazda will help you learn why the new Mazda CX-5 offers everything you need!

Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester: Engines & Performance

Whether you tow a small camper for a family road trip, or maybe boat for your next trip out of Glastonbury, the Mazda CX-5 offers the capability you need. After all, it can tow 500 pounds more than the Subaru Forester. Compare Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester engine specs and performance below:

  • 2019 Mazda CX-5: 187-hp Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, 2,000- to 3,500-pound towing capacity
  • 2020 Subaru Forester: 182-hp 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine, 1,500 pounds towing capacity

Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester: Drivetrain & Safety

All-wheel drive is available on both models, providing drivers with the superior confidence they need while driving with family in tow. In addition to a better grip on the roads in less-than-perfect weather, the Mazda CX-5 offers innovative safety tech that either comes at an extra cost or is not found on the Forester. These include:

  • Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Hill Launch Assist

Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester: Premium Features

Comparing the CX-5 vs. Forester, it’s clear that you’ll find a number of lavish comfort and tech features inside each SUV interior. However, the Mazda CX-5 comes equipped with a larger 7-inch touchscreen display, as well as the following features that’ll make your drives around South Windsor easier and more entertaining:

  • Mazda Connect™ Infotainment System
  • Voice command, and 4-speaker audio system with automatic level control
  • Aha, Pandora, and Stitcher internet radio integration
  • SMS text message audio delivery and reply

Test Drive a Mazda CX-5 at Manchester Mazda!

Manchester Mazda offers a huge selection of new CX-5 models for sale at our Manchester Mazda dealership! With so many models to choose from, our finance team is sure to find the exact model you need at a price you’ll love to pay. Contact us if you have any questions about how you can get behind the wheel of a Mazda CX-5!

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