2020 Mazda CX-5 vs Subaru Forester



Choosing your next SUV is an exciting decision. New advancements in technology and drive systems have provided you with exciting options, two of which are the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Subaru Forester.

To help you decide which of these rides is right for you, the team at Paretti Mazda put together this comparison. Drivers from the Metairie, Harvey, and New Orleans areas should read on to learn more and contact us if you have any further questions.

2020 Mazda CX-5

Couple entering Mazda CX-5

Stay Protected on the Open Road

There are so many adventures to have behind the wheel of your next SUV, and it’s essential you get there safely. Therefore, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the Subaru Forester come standard with Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection. It keeps an eye on the front of your vehicle and lets you know when you’re too close to another object—such as a vehicle or pedestrian—and, if necessary, applies the brakes to help you avoid impact.

When it comes to parking securely, though, the Mazda CX-5 has a leg up with a 360° View Monitor. This available feature places cameras around your SUV to provide you with a comprehensive view of your surroundings, allowing you to maneuver in and out of tight parking spaces. The 2020 Subaru Forester, on the other hand, only has a Rear-Vision Camera, so you won’t get a complete view of nearby obstacles.

Advanced Tech for a More Enjoyable Commute

With such a secure ride in these SUVs, you’ll find yourself spending more time on the road. So, to ensure you get all the driving information you need, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers an Active Driving Display. It projects navigational directions, current driving speed, and safety warnings directly onto your windshield where you can easily access them. Unfortunately, this system isn’t available in the 2020 Subaru Forester, so you’ll have to take your eyes off the road to view similar information.

This display also boasts Traffic Sign Recognition that reads road signs and displays them in your line of sight. Once again, you won’t be treated to this technology in the Forester.

Interior View of Mazda CX-5 Front Dashboard

Front View of Mazda CX-5

Sleek and Refined Power at Every Turn

When selecting your next vehicle, it all comes down to performance. Stepping into the driver’s seat should be an exciting and rewarding experience every time, so the 2020 Mazda CX-5 comes standard with a Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine outputting 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. Take your commute to the next level with the available 250-horsepower motor that provides quicker shifts and smoother acceleration. You may notice a difference in the way the Subaru Forrester performs, though, since it only has one engine option with 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.

Additionally, the Mazda CX-5 is armed with Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus that seamlessly balances vehicle weight and power to gently usher you around twists and turns in the road. Since this system is exclusive to Mazda models, you may notice a difference in the way the Forrester handles corners.

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs Subaru Forester: Which SUV Is Right for You

As you can see, there are many features equipped on the 2020 Mazda CX-5 that put it ahead of the 2020 Subaru Forester. So, if you’re interested in this SUV, schedule a test drive at Paretti Mazda. We hope to see our friends in Metairie, Harvey, and New Orleans soon!

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