Compare 2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Mazda CX-5
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i 26 33 $22,915 $24,295
2.5i Premium 26 33 $25,110 $26,695
2.5i Sport 26 33 $27,040 $28,795
2.5i Limited 26 33 $28,787 $30,795
2.5i Touring 26 33 $31,991 $34,295
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FWD Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Sport 25 31 $23,897 $24,350
AWD Sport 24 30 $25,269 $25,750
FWD Touring 25 31 $25,850 $26,615
AWD Touring 24 30 $27,209 $28,015
FWD Grand Touring 25 31 $28,877 $30,045
AWD Grand Touring 24 30 $30,222 $31,445
AWD Grand Touring Reserve 22 27 $33,513 $34,870
AWD Signature 22 27 $35,452 $36,890
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,915
$23,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,295
$24,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$406 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 sates solo drivers with good handling and tasteful lines, but bigger families will want to move up in size.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 39.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.9 103.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
67.5 65.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.8
Liftover Height (in)
28.4 32.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 7.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.1 59.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.7 38
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.4 30.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.3 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.4 30.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
51.2 57
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 32.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.7
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)
11.2 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3449 3541
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 5800 187 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
176 @ 4400 186 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.60 - 0.75 3.55
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 4.33
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.02
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.45
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Mazda CX-5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
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 Subaru Forester
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  • No factory rebate, but dealer discounting possible
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  • Get 3.49% APR for 63 months
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2019 Mazda CX-5
  • 2019 CX-5 still arriving at dealers
  • $1,000 factory rebate on most trims
  • Lease from $219 for 36 months + free 1st payment
  • Get 0.9% APR for 60 months
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