2024 Mazda CX-5

2024 MAZDA CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

There’s no shortage of great crossover SUVs on Denver streets, but when it comes to the right balance of performance and style, two models rise to the top: the 2024 Mazda CX-5 and the Subaru Forester. Both come with standard AWD that keeps you safely on the go from Aurora coupled with just the right amount of horsepower. But where do these models differ, and which one best suits the way you drive? Compare them with Schomp Mazda, then browse our new Mazda CX-5 inventory to find your next compact SUV!


MAZDA CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester: Capabilities

One of the reasons both the Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester find themselves as top choices for Centennial drivers is their powerfully capable engines. Compare their engine specs and you’ll find two well-equipped competitors:

  • 2024 Subaru Forester: 182-hp 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® four-cylinder engine, 1,500- to 3,000-pound towing capacity
  • 2024 MAZDA CX-5: 186-hp Skyactiv®-G 2.5L four-cylinder engine, 2,000 towing capacity

In order to get the maximum 3,000-pound towing capacity from the Subaru, you must upgrade to the Wilderness trim package, which has an MSRP that’s over $7,000 higher than the base trim level. If the Mazda CX-5 towing capacity of 2,000 pounds works for your small boat, camper, or trailer, it makes the Mazda a much better value for the capability.

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester: SUV Interiors

When you get inside the Mazda CX-5 or Subaru Forester, you’ll continue to see similarities: they both offer the latest in infotainment technology that includes seamless smartphone connectivity and impeccable safety systems. However, the Mazda CX-5 has the luxury interior touches that separate it from the more wilderness-centric Subaru. You can find these features in the Mazda CX-5:

  • Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System
  • Available eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support and 2-position memory
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel, gear selector, and available trimmed seats
  • 10.25-inch full-color touchscreen display
  • Available moonroof
  • And more!

Save on Your Winning SUV at Schomp Mazda!

Even though the Mazda CX-5 rises above the Subaru in our comparison, we know you want to experience a Denver drive to know for sure which SUV you’ll be driving home. Contact us today and view our new Mazda CX-5 inventory before your next test drive with us! It’s customer service like this that always makes Schomp Mazda a winning choice! 


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