2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD

2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Subaru Forester

2019 Subaru Forester*

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Subaru Forester

Need help deciding between the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Subaru Forester? Both are strong crossover SUV options for South Windsor drivers. However, the Mazda CX-5:

  • Generates 5 more hp and 10 more lb-ft of torque from its introductory engine
  • Offers more advanced safety technology from the start of the lineup
  • Tows up to 500 more pounds as standard

Standard Safety Features

With the base 2018 Mazda CX-5 model, you’ll get a variety of advanced safety technology as standard, as well as some equipment available from the start. The same can’t be said for the 2019 Subaru Forester. Take advantage of the following on the introductory Mazda CX-5:

2018 Mazda CX-5

Safety Features

2019 Subaru Forester

Blind Spot Monitoring

Some Models

Forward Obstruction Warning

Some Models

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Some Models

Additional safety features that are offered on the introductory 2018 Mazda CX-5 include:

  • Lane Departure Warning System (optional)
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control (optional)
  • High Beam Control System (optional)

Higher Performance Standards

Not only does the 2018 Mazda CX-5 outperform the 2019 Subaru Forester, but it also provides greater utility in terms of towing:

2018 Mazda CX-5

Performance Specs

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5L SKYACTIV®-G inline-four engine


2.5L four-cylinder engine
187 hp and 186 lb-ft


182 hp and 176 lb-ft
2,000 pounds

Standard Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds


In addition to these perks, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 also comes standard with the following features that aren’t standard on the 2019 Subaru Forester:

  • Remote tailgate release
  • Second row reclining seat
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Automatic headlights
2018 Mazda CX-5 Interior view

Shop for the 2018 Mazda CX-5 at Mazda of Manchester

Now that you see how the 2018 Mazda CX-5 excels against the 2019 Subaru Forester, just as it does in comparison with the Hyundai Tucson, or how it compares to the Mazda CX-3, it’s time to see it in person. Plan your visit to Mazda of Manchester near Rockville to browse the Mazda CX-5 inventory!

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