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2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Forester 

When you’re on the hunt for a crossover model that can suit your needs both on and off the track, there are only two brands that you need to keep an eye on – Mazda and Subaru. Their respective CX-5 and Forester SUVs have become synonymous with adrenaline, performance and control over any terrain, with plenty of refinement and savviness to boot. But which one best fits your desires behind the wheel?  

That's exactly the question that we want to help you answer today – join Boucher Mazda below as we show you the comparison chart we’ve put together for both the CX-5 and Forester models. We think you’ll love what both of them have in store, and you might just end up with an SUV that will soon become your favorite! 

2019 Mazda CX-5 


2019 Subaru Forester 

$24,350  Starting Price  $24,295 
2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder / up to 187 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque   Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output  2.5-liter Inline 4 / 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque 
Five Passengers / up to 59.6 cubic feet of space with seat area  Interior Seating Capacity & Maximum Cargo Volume  Five Passengers / 76.1 cubic feet of space with seat area 
27 miles per gallon city / 31 miles per gallon highway  City and Highway Fuel Economy  26 miles per gallon city / 33 miles per gallon highway 


Test drive the 2019 Mazda CX-5 at Frank Boucher Mazda in Racine WI 

Though the Subaru Forester is undeniably a market legend in its own right, there’s no denying the serious upper hand that the CX-5 holds over any competition. Its turbocharged four-cylinder engine pairs quite nicely with an available all-wheel drive system, complete with Torque Vectoring Control to keep you safe and sound on any terrain, rain, snow or shine. Inside, Mazda Connect infotainment and premium leather seating are both yours for the taking, allowing you and your passengers to ride forward in confidence and assurance for the ride ahead.  

We say all this without even mentioning the safety and driver assistance features that the 2019 CX-5 has in store, which have allowed it to achieve IIHS Top Safety Pick designation - that's unmatched by the Forester. We’ve listed the CX-5's top innovations below:  

Active Driving Display 

Blind Spot Monitoring 

Lane Departure Warning System 

Adaptive Front-Lighting System 

Many more! 

Convinced that nothing can touch the 2019 Mazda CX-5? Be sure to give Boucher Mazda a call today and we’ll help you set up a test drive at the date and time that best works for your schedule. We can’t wait to see you!  

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Front tire and hood of 2019 Mazda CX-5
Front two seats of 2019 Mazda CX-5
Hand operating Mazda CX-5 commander control knob