2022 MAZDA CX-5 vs. 2022 Subaru Forester

2022 Mazda CX-5 vs 2022 Subaru Forester
2022 MAZDA CX-5


2022 Subaru Forester
Skyactiv®-G 2.5L 4-Cylinder

Base Engine

2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-Cylinder
187 hp


182 hp
i-Activ AWD®


2,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

Seating Capacity


Shopping around Sarasota for a crossover? If so, read our SUV comparison between the Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester. We’ll cover the SUV interior features for both of these models, as well as their engine specs, and safety features. Once you’ve compared their value, reach out to Cox Mazda to test drive the Mazda CX-5 in Bradenton!



MAZDA CX-5 vs. Forester: Engine Specs

In terms of horsepower and towing capacity, the Mazda CX-5 base engine outclasses the Subaru Forester. Read our SUV comparison of base engine specs below:

  • 2022 MAZDA CX-5 Engine: 187-hp Skyactiv®-G 2.5L four-cylinder with 2,000 pounds towing capacity
  • 2022 Subaru Forester: 182-hp 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® four-cylinder engine with 1,500-pound towing capacity

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester: Safety Features

Both the Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester feature standard AWD to give you better traction on the streets of Palmetto. The Mazda CX-5 also features a number of additional safety technologies, including:

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

The Mazda CX-5 also features standard E911 automatic emergency notification. For the Subaru, the equivalent version of this technology is featured as an upgrade via the STARLINK® Safety and Security.

MAZDA CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester: Interior Features

Both models include length lists of SUV interior features. However, the Mazda CX-5 features a larger 7-inch standard touchscreen display. It also includes the following convenience features:

  • 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 Cox Mazda!

Now that you’ve read our SUV comparison between the 2022 Mazda CX-5 vs. the Subaru Forester, call Cox Mazda at (941) 749-2790 to test drive the Mazda CX-5 in Bradenton. We can’t wait to show you all the SUV interior and performance features it includes. While you’re here, check out our Mazda research guides for more info about the Mazda CX-5, including our Mazda CX-5 gas mileage guide!


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