2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Mazda CX-5

2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Subaru Forester

2019 MAZDA CX-5


2020 Subaru Forester
Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder
187 hp


182 hp


3,500 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

Seating Capacity


2019 MAZDA CX-5 vs. 2020 Subaru Forester

Though both the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2020 Subaru Forester offer the advanced convenience, premium features, and efficient performance Troy and Albany drivers need, only one has all you need and more for your daily commutes. Learn more about the advantages that come with taking home the Mazda CX-5 from our new model inventory, check out our new vehicle specials, and take a test drive in the new Mazda CX-5 at Cooley Mazda.

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Forester: Engines & Performance

If you’re interested in an SUV that can tow a small camper or even a boat for your next trip out of Latham, the Mazda CX-5 can tow 500 pounds more than the Subaru Forester. Compare Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester engine specs and performance below:

  • 2019 MAZDA CX-5: 187-hp Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, 2,000- to 3,500-pound towing capacity
  • 2020 Subaru Forester: 182-hp 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine, 1,500 pounds towing capacity

The best way to experience the exciting performance of the new Mazda CX-5 is to take this model for a test drive. This model can give you and your family the towing power needed for that next out-of-town trip.

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Forester: Drivetrain & Safety

All-wheel drive is standard on both models which provides drivers with more confidence driving in rough weather. In addition to a better grip on the roads in less-than-perfect weather, the Mazda CX-5 offers innovative safety tech that either comes at an extra cost or is not found on the Forester. These include:

  • Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Hill Launch Assist

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Forester: Premium Features

Comparing the CX-5 vs. Forester, it’s clear that you’ll find a number of lavish comfort and tech features inside each SUV interior. However, the Mazda CX-5 gets a bigger 7-inch touchscreen interface and the following features that’ll make your drives around Schenectady easier and more entertaining:

  • Mazda Connect™ Infotainment System
  • Voice command, and 4-speaker audio system with automatic level control
  • Aha, Pandora, and Stitcher internet radio integration
  • SMS text message audio delivery and reply

Test Drive the New MAZDA CX-5 at Cooley Mazda!

Once you decide to take the Mazda CX-5 for a test drive, make your way to Cooley Mazda. In the meantime, check out our available new vehicle specials as well as our large inventory to find the Mazda CX-5 trim level that’s right for you. Contact us with any questions, to compare the Mazda CX-3 vs. Mazda CX-5, and more!

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