2015 Mazda CX-5 FWD 4-Door Manual Sport Vs 2015 Subaru Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV

When looking at the prices of these two SUVs, the first thing that comes to mind is that the price tags are so similar. Based on where you would buy them from, the difference is of under $500, with monthly estimates that are only of around $10 in difference.

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What is interesting is that these two SUVs are quite similar when looking at the reviews written by professionals. Generally speaking, you would end up with a great vehicle no matter what you choose, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 or the 2015 Subaru Forester. We can say that the Mazda CX-5 is athletic, really well-designed and with a great fuel efficiency. 2015 Subaru Forester is among the best SUVs you could buy due to great safety, all-weather capability and true versatility.

Main Advantages

The first thing that can be mentioned about the 2015 Mazda CX-5 is that both handling and steering are excellent. We are faced with a base sport model that is quite decently equipped and a really sporty, smart style. The 2015 Subaru Forester has responsive handling and ride, together with strongest crash test scores. The cabin is really spacious with a lot of visibility.

2015 Subaru Forester

Main Disadvantages

The problem with the 2015 Mazda CX-5 is the rearward vision, the fact that ride quality is a little bumpy on some possible surfaces and the navigation interface is sluggish, dated. When you buy a turbo 2015 Subaru Forester, you will not get manuals. You can obtain an optional navigation but it is really dreadful.

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Facts Of Interest

The 2015 Subaru Forester wins when looking at fuel economy, both on the highway and in the city, with a difference of 4 to 6 miles per gallon. Both SUVs are small SUVs, with Subaru being 4WD and Mazda being 2WD. 5 passengers are accommodated by the vehicles and when looking at available room, differences appear between the two in various sectors. We have more passenger volume with Subaru, for instance, but more front hip room with Mazda. You will want to take a look at the exact specifications if this is something that is important for you.

Both wheel sizes are 17 X 7 and while the front and rear wheel material of the Mazda is Aluminum, Subaru decided to use steel. The SUVs feature regular unleaded engines. 2015 Mazda CX-5 has direct gasoline injection and Subaru Forester 2015 uses sequential MPI. You get more torque with Subaru, more horsepower and better displacement. However, the differences are not that high. Most likely, the big difference for most buyers is that we have 4WD with Subaru and just FWD with Mazda.

2015 Mazda CX-5


As you can easily notice from what was mentioned above, both the 2015 Mazda CX-5 and the 2015 Subaru Forester have some advantages and disadvantages. However, these two small SUVs are great and you cannot really say that one is much better than the other. You will surely choose based on personal preference at the end of the day.