Comparing average pricing near
Ashburn, VA
2021 Subaru Forester
Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
2020 Mazda CX-5
Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Edmunds Rating
Edmunds Rating
Overall Rating
7.8 / 10
Overall Rating
8.1 / 10

Pros & Cons

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • A full complement of driver assist features are standard
  • Enhanced off-road capability thanks to better-than-average ground clearance
  • Generous cargo capacity
  • Engine is underpowered
  • Modest tow rating limits maximum utility

Pros & Cons

  • Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
  • Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
  • Optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
  • Stays quiet at highway speeds
  • Base engine's lackluster acceleration
  • Ride is a little firm for the class
  • Less rear legroom and cargo room than most competitors
Consumer Rating
Consumer Rating
Overall consumer rating
4.5 / 5
Overall consumer rating
4.6 / 5
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Warranty
Warranty
Basic
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Basic
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Drivetrain
5 yr./ 60000 mi.
Drivetrain
5 yr./ 60000 mi.
Roadside Assistance
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Roadside Assistance
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Features
Features
Bluetooth
standard
Bluetooth
standard
Navigation
Navigation
Satellite radio
standard
Satellite radio
Keyless Ignition
standard
Keyless Ignition
standard
Cruise control
standard
Cruise control
standard
Adaptive cruise control
standard
Adaptive cruise control
standard
Parking assistance
Not available
Parking assistance
optional
Upholstery
cloth
Upholstery
leatherette/suede
Heated seats
standard
Heated seats
standard
Cooled/Ventilated seats
Not available
Cooled/Ventilated seats
Folding rear seats
standard
Folding rear seats
standard
Sunroof
standard
Sunroof
Specifications
Specifications
Engine power
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Engine power
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
Engine torque
176 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm
Engine torque
186 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
Engine displacement
2.5 l
Engine displacement
2.5 l
Engine configuration
flat 4
Engine configuration
inline 4
Drivetrain
all wheel drive
Drivetrain
all wheel drive
Transmission
continuously variable-speed automatic
Transmission
6-speed shiftable automatic
Tire size
225/60R17
Tire size
225/65R17
Wheel size
17 X 7.0-in
Wheel size
17 X 7.0-in
Wheel type
painted alloy wheels
Wheel type
painted alloy wheels
Run flat tires
Not available
Run flat tires
Not available
Fuel economy
Fuel economy
City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 33 / 29 mpg
City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 30 / 26 mpg
Fuel Capacity
16.6 gal.
Fuel Capacity
15.3 gal.
Range (city/hwy)
432 / 548 miles
Range (city/hwy)
367 / 459 miles
Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Dimensions
Dimensions
Curb weight
3525 lb.
Curb weight
3679 lb.
Ground Clearance
8.7 in.
Ground Clearance
7.5 in.
Width
71.5 in.
Width
72.5 in.
Height
68.1 in.
Height
66.1 in.
Length
182.1 in.
Length
179.1 in.
Wheelbase
105.1 in.
Wheelbase
106.2 in.
Seating Capacity
5
Seating Capacity
5
Cargo Space
28.9 cu. ft.
Cargo Space
30.9 cu. ft.
Front Head Room
40.2 in.
Front Head Room
39.7 in.
Front Leg Room
43.3 in.
Front Leg Room
41.0 in.
Front Shoulder Room
58.2 in.
Front Shoulder Room
57.1 in.
Rear Head Room
37.7 in.
Rear Head Room
39.0 in.
Rear Leg Room
39.4 in.
Rear Leg Room
39.6 in.
Rear Shoulder Room
57.2 in.
Rear Shoulder Room
54.8 in.
5-Year Ownership Costs
5-Year Ownership Costs
True Cost to Own®
Not Available
True Cost to Own®
$35,901
Average Cost Per Mile
Not Available
Average Cost Per Mile
$0.48
Depreciation
Not Available
Depreciation
$13,168
Financing
Not Available
Financing
$5,190
Fuel
Not Available
Fuel
$6,311
Insurance
Not Available
Insurance
$3,802
Maintenance
Not Available
Maintenance
$5,088
Repairs
Not Available
Repairs
$932
Tax Credit
Not Available
Tax Credit
$0
Colors
Colors
Interior
Interior
Exterior
Exterior

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