The 2015 Mazda CX-5 vs. the 2015 Subaru Forrester

2015 CX-5
2015 Forrester

Drivers looking for a small crossover that provides equal levels of fun and function will find everything they are looking for in the 2015 Mazda CX-5. This versatile vehicle is available now at Cox Mazda in Bradenton, the Tampa area’s premier Mazda dealership. Find out why the new CX-5 out classes comparable vehicles like the 2015 Subaru Forrester, and then plan a trip south of Tampa to experience it in person at Cox Mazda.

Fuel Economy

There is a lot that’s exceptional about the 2015 Mazda CX-5, but the area where it really distinguishes itself is in its economical use of fuel. Despite offering a powerful and sporty driving experience, the latest CX-5 is able to get 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway thanks to its SKYACTIV powertrain. Compare that to the 2015 Subaru Forrester, which can only reach 22 mpg in the city and a disappointing 25 mpg on the highway. If you are looking to drive sustainably and save money every time you visit the pump, the CX-5 is the clear choice.

Towing Capability

If you are in the market for a vehicle like the CX-5 or the Forrester, you are probably looking for a functional vehicle that can meet all your transportation needs no matter what. In that case, you will appreciate that the 2015 CX-5 can tow up to 2,000 pounds, a generous amount if you need to pull a trailer, camper, or small boat behind you. In the Forrester, you will only be able to tow 1,500 pounds. When you need a vehicle that you can rely on, the Forrester’s underwhelming capabilities could let you down.


In spite of its affordable MSRP, the interior of the 2015 Mazda CX-5 delivers a luxury-caliber feel. Everything is made of high-quality materials and designed with a twin emphasis on looks and convenience. The interior of the Forrester, by contrast, is only notable for how stripped down and plain it feels. If you are looking for a vehicle that you will love to drive or ride inside, the CX-5 excels while the Forrester disappoints.

Test Drive the 2015 Mazda CX-5 at Cox Mazda in Bradenton

Discover just how exceptional the 2014 Mazda CX-5 really is by visiting Cox Mazda at 3101 Cortez Road W. in Bradenton, FL. We are a short drive from the Tampa area, just south on I-75. Plan a trip in our direction, and feel free to contact us Monday through Sunday if you have any questions about the CX-5