2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

Compact SUVs are fun to drive and can be quite stylish, especially when you look at the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Subaru Forester. These models are perfect for your family for various reasons. To determine which one suits you, we will perform a comprehensive 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester comparison. We will look at the pricing, features, performance, towing capacity and trims.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Inventory

Release Dates | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

You can purchase either the 2020 Mazda CX-5 or the Subaru Forester right now. The newest 2020 CX5 for sale in Colorado Springs can be found at Bob Penkhus Mazda at Powers.

MSRP | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 doesn't break the bank with a starting price of only $25,090. In addition, the 2020 Subaru Forester is just as competitive with an MSRP of $24,500.

MPG | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

The new 2020 Mazda CX-5 features a four-cylinder engine under the hood that boasts of 25/31 mpg. The 2020 Subaru Forester does slightly better at 26/33 mpg.

Highlights | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

On a 2020 Mazda CX-5, you will find more safety technology as standard equipment than in previous years. Sadly, the 2020 Subaru Forester remains mostly identical to last year but does add a rear-seat reminder on all models.

Key Differences | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

You can tow more with a 2020 Mazda CX-5, which is excellent if you want to take vacations to the lake. The most significant difference with a 2020 Subaru Forester is that all models feature standard all-wheel-drive.

Trims/Configurations | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

2020 Mazda CX-5

  • Sport | $25,090 | 25/31 MPG
  • Touring | $26,730 | 25/31 MPG
  • Grand Touring | $30,210 | 25/31 MPG
  • Grand Touring Reserve | $35,035 | 25/31 MPG
  • Signature | $37,055 | 25/31 MPG
  • 2020 Subaru Forester

  • Base | $24,495 | 26/33 MPG
  • Premium | $27,395 | 26/33 MPG
  • Sport | $28,995 | 26/33 MPG
  • Limited | $31,095 | 26/33 MPG
  • Touring | $34,595 | 26/33 MPG
  • Towing Capacity | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

    Depending on how you equip your 2020 Mazda CX-5, you can tow up to 2,000 pounds. A Subaru Forester only has enough power to tow up to 1,500 pounds.

    Interior | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

    You will find Bluetooth, a four-speaker sound system, two USB ports, an HD Radio, voice command and a seven-inch touch screen with an infotainment system as standard technology on the 2020 Mazda CX-5. With the 2020 Subaru Forester, you gain access to a standard 6.5-inch touch screen, HD Radio, four-speaker sound system, satellite radio and two USB ports.

    Exterior Features | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

    A 2020 Mazda CX-5 measures 179″ L x 73″ W x 65″ H and comes with either 17- or 19-inch tires. In comparison, the 2020 Subaru Forester measures 182″ L x 71″ W x 68″ H and comes with either 17- or 18-inch tires. The Forester sits higher and is longer than the CX-5, but isn't as wide.

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    Reviews | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

    The Mazda CX-5 is listed in Car and Driver's 10 Best, which claims this model is better than everything in its class. On the other hand, Edmunds likes the 2020 Subaru Forester, stating that it has an "enhanced off-road capability thanks to better-than-average ground clearance."

    Seating Capacity | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

    You can fit five people comfortably in either the 2020 Mazda CX-9 or the new Subaru Forester.

    Performance | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

    The performance specs of both models are similar, with the 2020 Mazda CX-5 using a 187-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a six-speed automatic. While this model comes with front-wheel-drive, you can choose all-wheel-drive instead. The 2020 Subaru Forester is equipped with an 182-horsepower four-cylinder, all-wheel-drive and a CVT.

    Cargo Space | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

    You will have more cargo space with a 2020 Subaru Forester. It contains 35.4 cubic feet of room behind the seats and 76.1 cubic feet when you fold them down. The 2020 Mazda CX-5 contains 30.9 cubic feet behind the seats and 59.6 cubic feet when they are folded.

    Safety | 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

    Both of these models strive to keep families safe. The IIHS labeled the 2020 Mazda CX-5 as a Top Safety Pick+, plus it has an NHTSA five-star rating. The new Forester also earned the Top Safety Pick+ label from the IIHS and has an NHTSA five-star rating.

    Buy A 2020 Mazda CX-5 or A Used Subaru Forester

    With either option, you get a peppy, functional and safe SUV. To test drive the 2020 Mazda CX-5 for sale, visit us at Bob Penkhus Mazda Powers. We have exceptional money-saving offers and the newest CX-5 lease deals. While you are here, take a peek at the used Subaru Forester if you want to see what this AWD model has to offer.

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