Compare 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Mazda CX-5
2019 Subaru Forester
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-5 Grand Touring AWD 24 30 $30,222 $31,445
CX-5 Grand Touring FWD 25 31 $28,877 $30,045
CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve AWD 22 27 $33,513 $34,870
CX-5 Signature AWD 22 27 $35,452 $36,890
CX-5 Signature Diesel AWD N/A N/A $39,401 $41,000
CX-5 Sport AWD 24 30 $25,269 $25,750
CX-5 Sport FWD 25 31 $23,897 $24,350
CX-5 Touring AWD 24 30 $27,209 $28,015
CX-5 Touring FWD 25 31 $25,850 $26,615
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 2.5i 26 33 $22,915 $24,295
Forester 2.5i Limited 26 33 $28,787 $30,795
Forester 2.5i Premium 26 33 $25,110 $26,695
Forester 2.5i Sport 26 33 $27,040 $28,795
Forester 2.5i Touring 26 33 $31,991 $34,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,222
$22,915
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,445
$24,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$524 / month
$405 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 sates solo drivers with good handling and tasteful lines, but bigger families will want to move up in size. The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 111.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 57.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 61.6
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 28.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
179.1 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.3 67.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.2 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
59.6 76.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38 35.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
30.9 35.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.3 43.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.9 35.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57 51.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.4 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 73.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR19 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR19 P225/60HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3679 3449
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4000 176 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 @ 6000 182 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.60 - 0.75
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.62 3.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-5 Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2019 Mazda CX-5
  • 2020 CX-5 arriving; lots of 2019s remain
  • $1,500 factory rebate on 2019s
  • Lease a 2019 from $199 for 36 months
  • 0.9% APR for 60 months + no payment for 90 days on 2019s
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2019 Subaru Forester
  • 2020 Forester arriving; 2019s still widely available
  • No factory rebate, but dealer discounting possible
  • Lease a 2019 from $257 for 36 months
  • Get 2.9% APR for 48 months on either model year

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