2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Forester
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2019 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Forester

Serving Troy, MI

The Mazda CX-5 has been a coveted model in the compact crossover SUV class since its introduction in the 2013 model year. The 2019 model carries on the line’s tradition of overall automotive excellence with beautiful styling and a superior ride. The CX-5 is frequently compared to the 2019 Subaru Forester, so you may be curious about how these smaller SUVs stack up to each other. Our associates at Suburban Mazda of Troy are available to facilitate a detailed review and comparison.


The differences between the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Subaru Forester begin throughout the exterior. The CX-5’s exterior is defined by a pentagon-shaped grille featuring rounded corners and a striking chrome accent piece. The chrome element carries partially into the sharp headlights. A sporty lower front fascia combined with crisp character lines down the hood adds personality to the CX-5. Across the sides, graceful definition rounds over the front fenders and matches the slope of the roof toward the rear. When you compare this to the Forester’s exterior design, you will notice that the Forester has smoother panels across the hood and sides. The headlights are robust, and the grille has a wing-like chrome accent across the top.


The 2019 Mazda CX-5 and the Subaru Forester are designed to provide you with a steady ride through town, but they accomplish this with different powertrains and mechanical features. The CX-5 comes with a 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter gas engine in the lower trims, and this powertrain yields 187 horsepower. The top CX-5 trim is outfitted with a 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine with 250 horsepower. They are both paired with an automatic transmission and feature all-wheel drive. The 2019 Forester, on the other hand, is only offered with continuously variable transmission and a 2.5-liter, BOXER 4-cylinder engine that gives you 182 horsepower.


The differences between these two SUVs extend inside their cabins. If you opt for the CX-5, your SUV may come with a Bose sound system, leather trim, a CenterPoint speaker system, power door locks with speed-sensing technology, a push-button ignition, heated front seats with memory, a sunshade with a power moonroof, HomeLink, HD radio, a rearview camera, a navigation system, a touch-screen display for smartphone integration and other media features, a climate control system and more. The features in the 2019 Subaru Forester may include a multi-zone or single-zone climate control system, power adjustments for the front seats, several controls mounted to the steering wheel, map lights, a sound system, USB ports, and a few other items.

Suburban Mazda of Troy is excited to assist with your exploration of the CX-5. By speaking with our sales associates soon and taking this SUV out on the road for a personal driving experience, you can form an educated decision about your future purchase. To request a test drive appointment with our Mazda team, call us today. You can also visit our Troy-area showroom at your convenience.