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2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Subaru Forester

red 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs tan 2018 Subaru Forester

A lot of drivers want to know how Mazda models stack up against their counterparts from other brands. Here at Bert Ogden Edinburg Mazda, we want to ensure that you're always making the best-informed decision possible, so we put together this comparison of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs the 2018 Subaru Forester. Both of these models are compact crossovers, and they offer a lot to their drivers. Let's see just how the two of them stack up.

For the 2018 model year, Mazda has brought forth a number of new updates and upgrades across all trim levels of the CX-5. There are three available trim levels for the CX-5, and each offers a plethora of standard and available features for the modern driver. The 2018 Subaru Forester puts up a good fight against the 2018 Mazda CX-5. Keep reading to see how the two models compare, and then schedule a test drive to get behind the wheel!

2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport


2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i

187-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder Standard Base Engine Specs 170-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder
28 mpg Combined EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy 24 mpg
2,000 lbs. Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.
Standard Active Safety Features Only available on higher trims

When it comes to their engines, both the 2018 Mazda Cx-5 and the 2018 Subaru Forester offer drivers a standard 2,5-Liter 4-cylinder engine. However, the CX-5's engine offers drivers a better combined fuel economy of 28 mpg and more power, as well. Even with the 2018 Mazda CX-5's standard front-wheel drive configuration, the 2018 CX-5 manages to get a higher towing capacity than the 2018 Forester's AWD configuration. Both vehicles offer seating for up to five passengers, however, the CX-5 offers more legroom and hiproom for all passengers. There are a number of features that are available or standard across the CX-5 lineup which the Forester doesn't offer including:

  • LED Headlights
  • Blindspot Monitoring Technology
  • Soft-touch interiors
  • Signature Mazda styling

Test Drive the 2018 Mazda CX-5 in Edinburg, TX

As we mentioned prior, there are three trims of the 2018 Mazda CX-5. Each trim level offers drivers its own set of premium standard and available features. This allows drivers to fine-tune their Mazda driving experience to their preferences. 

There's so much more we want to show you about the 2018 Mazda CX-5. Here at Bert Ogden Edinburg Mazda, it's our job to get you behind the wheel of the model of your dreams, so schedule a test drive with us today!