2016 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2017 Subaru Forester

Crossover vehicles are highly regarded among the entire automotive industry for their commitment to efficiency, durability and safety for a price that is accessible for all types of drivers. Two of the most celebrated crossovers in the midsize class are the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and 2017 Subaru Forester. Both have been named IIHS Top Safety Picks for their model years and can deliver some impressive features, but how well do they match up head to head?

Our team at Capistrano Mazda wants you to be informed as possible when it comes to a decision about your next vehicle purchase. So, we decided to put the CX-5 and Forester up to the test. A comparison between these two won’t be easy, as they do share many similarities in what they can offer. But our job is to help you decide which crossover is best for you, so without further ado let's jump in and see what these two are capable of!

2016 CX-5 vs 2017 Forester
2.5-L Inline 4 Engine 2.0-L Inline 4
184/185 Horsepower/Torque Output 170/174
26/34 Fuel Economy 26/32
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes

2016 Mazda CX-5 in Orange County CA

From the exterior styling to the myriad of technological innovation indoors, both the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and 2017 Subaru Forester are worthy additions to any family, each with their own advantages over the other. The Forester offers better cargo space inside with comfortable seating for five passengers, while the CX-5 delivers a beefier, stronger engine that also performs better on gas. However, there can only be one winner, and if you’re looking for a vehicle that brings more connectivity and tech integration to the table, the CX-5 is the crossover for you. Featuring connection to the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system and Bluetooth®, all your media, communication and navigation needs are at your fingertips. You can drive with comfort and security as the CX-5’s leather seats draw you in, and the Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control keeps you in. The 2016 Mazda CX-5 in Orange County CA is definitely among the upper echelon of all crossovers, setting a standard that few can match, let alone overtake. If you would like more information on the 2016 Mazda CX-5, feel free to contact our sales team at Capistrano Mazda. We’ll get you behind the wheel for a test drive, discuss further specifications, and help you work out a financing deal if you’re convinced that the CX-5 is the right crossover for you. Stop in and see us today!
2016 Mazda CX-5 Taillights
2016 Mazda CX-5 cargo volume
2016 Mazda CX-5 Exterior Features and Styling
2016 Mazda CX-5 Interior and Tech Features