2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Subaru Outback

There is no denying how stylish the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is. Inside and out, this crossover SUV epitomizes sophistication and luxury. The 2019 model is also the first one to feature a turbocharged engine option, but we’ll explain that more below. For now, we want to see how the 2019 Mazda CX-5 compares to one of its competitors. We have selected the 2019 Subaru Outback to go up against the 2019 Mazda CX-5. These crossovers are similarly styled and sized so we thought this would make for a great matchup. To be as fair as possible, we are comparing the base models of each vehicle in our chart below.

2019 Mazda CX-5


2019 Subaru Outback

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Standard Blind spot monitoring Not available

2019 Mazda CX-5 engine performance

We teased the new turbo engine above, and now we’ll explain. The top two trim levels, the Grand Touring Reserve and the Signature, come with a standard 250-horsepower, SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine with Dynamic Pressure Turbo. This same engine was added to the 2018 Mazda6 and it has been wildly popular. Drivers of the Mazda CX-9 have also been able to enjoy this turbocharged engine, and now the Mazda CX-5 has the same capabilities. Lower trims of the Mazda CX-5 still have an impressive engine, too. If horsepower isn’t a huge deal to you, the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring all come with a 187-horsepower, SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder engine with Cylinder Deactivation. All trims come standard with a SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission and are available with i-ACTIV AWD®. Interested shoppers are encouraged to come to Tuttle-Click Mazda to learn more about the 2019 Mazda CX-5. Our salesmen and women will go over everything else you need to know and get you set up with a test drive!
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