The Subaru Forester vs The Mazda CX-5: Getting More Out of Your SUV

While the top sedans and SUVs of the Mazda brand are known for their premium luxury and stylish appearances, their capabilities often might simply be relegated to good looks alone. The Mazda CX-5 provides you with a sophisticated ride overall, but how well would it hold up when the snow starts to fall or even when you feel like taking a trip up into the mountains on the rocky and dirt paths? Dopes the Mazda CX-5 have ample enough trunk space for your needs? The bottom line is that if you want a versatile midsize SUV that can go beyond good looks alone, then the Subaru brand is the right choice for you and, here at Haddad Subaru, we have just the thing in the all-new Subaru Forester! Let us take a look and see how this refreshed new mid-size SUV can benefit your adventures I ways that its Mazda counterpart cannot match. 

Performance and Traction

When it comes to capabilities underneath the hood and the chassis, both of these SUVs do share a similar commitment to robust efficiency as they both offer four-cylinder engines which generate over 180 horsepower each. However, the engine of the new Subaru Forester generates a higher displacement and offers greater fuel economy overall as it can travel an EPA-estimated 24 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway, with a fuel tank capacity of 16.6 gallons. Meanwhile, the engine of the Mazda CX-5 can travel an EPA-estimated 24 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway with a fuel capacity of 15.3. Both of these SUVs also feature all-wheel drive, but the Subaru Symmetrical AWD system has shown itself, in many automotive reviews, to be more adept at getting your SUV out of bad driving situation than its top competitors from brands such as Mazda.

Interior Space, Passengers and Cargo

The new Subaru Forester recently underwent a redesign wherein its interior space was boosted in order to provide more comfort to your passengers and better usefulness with its cargo space. The Subaru Forester model, which you see before you now, stands at a length of 182.1 inches, over the 179.1-inch length of this top Mazda competitor. This new midsize SUV offers 111.9 cubic feet of cargo volume with more head, leg, and shoulder room overall for you and your passengers. The Mazda CX-5 features a passenger volume of 103.6 cubic feet and falls short in passenger comfort except for rear leg room. The Subaru Forester also offers 35.4 cubic feet of cargo volume alone without having to fold in the rear seats, whereas, the Mazda CX-5 features a cargo space of 30.9 cubic feet.

Safety and Technology

While both of these midsize SUVs are hailed for their family friendly features, the Subaru Forester provides a bit more advancements than other SUVs can match, thanks to EyeSight® Driver-Assist Technology. The standard applications of this suite, including Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keep Assist with Sway Warning. The Mazda CX-5 provides Blind Spot Monitoring, but this is the only advanced active safety feature available on all trim levels. In order to see the most advancements in safety technology that this mid-size SUV has to offer, you must upgrade to a higher trim level for an additional fee. 

Check One Out in Pittsfield Today!

When adventure is calling, the new Subaru Forester will be there to answer and there is a new midsize SUV for your needs available right here at Haddad Subaru. Check out our new Subaru Forester inventory here in Pittsfield, MA and come swing by our dealership to test drive this new midsize SUV today. See you soon!

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