Subaru Forester vs Mazda CX-5 Comparison

    Subaru Forester

    Mazda CX-5

    2024 Subaru
    Forester
    vs
    2024 Mazda
    CX-5
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the suv medium category, between scores of 7.2 and 8.8.
    0.0
    8.0
    7.9
    0.0
    Based on the Subaru Forester 2.5i-S (AWD)
    Based on the Mazda CX-5 GT SP TURBO (AWD)
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    Off-roadingOff-roading
    Long distance drivingLong distance driving
    Fuel Efficiency
    48L - 63L
    322 to 466 km
    56L - 58L
    386 to 476 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $37,890 - $50,140
    $36,590 - $55,000
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    CarExpert's Take

    Matt Campbell
    Senior Contributor
    Matt Campbell drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Excellent practicality
    • Super easy to live with
    • AWD is standard
    Misses
    • Better value lower in the range
    • A bit thirsty
    • Not a thrilling car to drive
    Jack Quick
    Journalist
    Jack Quick drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Strong, powerful engine
    • Sweet engine note
    • Suave, upmarket interior
    Misses
    • Quite thirsty around town
    • Second-row space is on the small side
    • Dated infotainment hardware

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    NA
    • Premium Paint (+$795)

    Colours Available

    The 2024 Subaru Forester is available in the following exterior paint colours, depending on the variant:

    • Crystal White Pearl
    • Ice Silver Metallic
    • Brilliant Bronze Metallic
    • Crimson Red Pearl
    • Autumn Green Metallic
    • Horizon Blue Pearl
    • Cascade Green Silica
    • Magnetite Grey Metallic
    • Crystal Black Silica
    • Sapphire Blue Pearl

    The 2024 Mazda CX-5 is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Soul Red Crystal metallic
    • Eternal Blue mica
    • Deep Crystal Blue mica
    • Jet Black mica
    • Rhodium White metallic
    • Sonic Silver metallic
    • Zircon Sand metallic
    • Machine Grey metallic
    • Polymetal Grey metallic
    • Platinum Quartz metallic

    Metallic finishes cost an extra $795.

    Specs

    Type
    DIRECT FUEL INJTURBO DIRECT F/INJ, DIRECT FUEL INJ
    Size (cc)
    1995 - 24981997 - 2488
    Size (L)
    2.5L, 2.0L2.5L, 2.0L
    Induction
    FLAT 4TURBO 4, INLINE 4
    Camshaft
    DUAL OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    1616
    Power
    110kW - 136kW115kW - 170kW
    Power RPM
    5800 - 60005000 - 6000
    Torque
    196Nm - 239Nm200Nm - 420Nm
    Torque RPM
    4000 - 44002000 - 4000
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    12.1 - 12.510.5 - 13

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