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Mazda CX-5 vs Subaru Forester

2021 MAZDA CX-5

vs.

2021 Subaru Forester
Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder
187 hp

Horsepower

182 hp
i-Activ AWD®

Drivetrain

AWD
2,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds
5

Seating Capacity

5

2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs. 2021 Subaru Forester


To help you get the most out of every Oshkosh trip, whether you’re going to the store or planning a weekend getaway, the Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester are both great SUV options. However, when you compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Forester, you’ll notice that the Mazda CX-5 has a slight edge over the Forester in terms of vehicle performance and interior comfort. The Mazda CX-5 also compares favorably to the Nissan Rogue in many ways. Explore this SUV comparison with Holiday Mazda, and then feel free to visit us online or in-person to buy or lease your own Mazda CX-5.

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester: Performance

When you’re planning a vacation or getaway from Appleton, you need an SUV that can not only handle the off-road conditions but can haul your belongings with ease. When you compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Forester, here is how both vehicles stack up against each other in the arena of vehicle performance:

2021 MAZDA CX-5:

  • 187-hp
  • Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine,
  • 2,000- to 3,500-pound towing capacity

2021 Subaru Forester:

  • 182-hp
  • 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine
  • 1,500-pound towing capacity

Experience the power that the Mazda CX-5 will bring to every drive that you just can’t get with the Subaru Forester.

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester: Safety

When it comes to those weekend getaways, you want to ensure that you and your passengers are safe on those backroad trails. Compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Forester to see which SUV is better equipped to keep you and your passengers safe on every Beaver Dam trip:

2021 MAZDA CX-5:

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

2021 Subaru Forester:

  • Brake Assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

The Mazda CX-5 also comes with a standard E911 emergency notification that automatically sends you alerts. The Subaru Forester has similar features as part of STARLINK® Safety and Security, but this feature is only available upon upgrading to a higher trim.

Additionally, the Mazda CX-5 comes standard with E911 automatic emergency notification. For the Subaru Forester, this feature is available as part of STARLINK® Safety and Security, but you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim to obtain it.

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester: Technology & Features

To keep you and your passengers entertained on every trip big and small, the Mazda CX-5 comes equipped with some advanced technology and convenience features. Compare the Mazda CX-5 vs. Forester SUV interior features:

2021 MAZDA CX-5:

  • 7-inch touchscreen interface
  • 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

2021 Subaru Forester:

  • Keyless access and push-button start
  • Multi-function center console
  • Cargo-area underfloor storage
  • Dual front and rear USB charging ports

Buy or Lease a MAZDA CX-5 at Holiday Mazda

Now that you have compared the highlights of the Mazda CX-5 vs. Forester, it’s easy to see why the Mazda CX-5 comes out on top. Contact us to explore our inventory and find the perfect Mazda CX-5 for your next Fond du Lac trip. Speak with our finance department to explore your buying and leasing options to find the Mazda CX-5 you want at a price that works for you. Want to learn more? Also be sure to learn more about Mazda CX-9 towing capacity if you’re looking for more capability.

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