2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Subaru Forester

With an excitable drive and a sleek exterior, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 has been a popular model across the United States. Plus, its availability in the Irvine, CA area most likely gives it deserved attention on the road.

At its core, the small crossover has much to offer. From two engine options and standard safety features to a sleek interior with a lengthy list of high-tech features, it can fit nearly any driver. Today, we at Tuttle-Click Mazda compare the 2020 Subaru Forester with the CX-5. See our overview, below:

2020 Mazda CX-5


2020 Subaru Forester

2.5L 4-Cylinder 6A Base Engine Configuration 2.5L 4 Cylinder CVT
187 Horsepower 182
186 Torque (in ft-lbs) 176
25 City / 31 Highway MPG Estimated Fuel Economy 25 City / 33 Highway MPG
Optional All-Wheel Drive Standard
Standard Keyless Ignition Not Available
2 Engine Options 1


When looking between the two models, you can notice that the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers more punch and performance while the Forester just edges out the CX-5 in fuel economy. With a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L engine, the CX-5 boasts better horsepower and torque from its base configuration. Meanwhile, the estimated Combined 28 MPG by the CX-5 doesn’t rank far behind the combined 29 MPG in the Forester. A 2.4L turbocharged engine is also available, which offers up to 250 horsepower and 320 ft-lbs of torque inside. Its specifications vastly overmatch the performance of any trim on the Forester.

Find a 2020 Mazda CX-5 at Tuttle-Click Mazda

Beyond engine performance, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 also holds a comfortable interior with features not exactly found in the 2020 Subaru Forester. One such feature is with Ventilated Front Seats, which can be a complete treat for the summer heat in the Irvine area. The model also comes with Eight-Way Power Driver’s Seat with Lumbar Support to ensure you – and another person with a Two-Position Memory system - drive comfortably. Other comfort features include:

  • Heated Seats
  • Power Sliding-Glass Moonroof with One-Touch Open Feature
  • Heated Front and Rear Seats
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Pollen Filter

For its performance, second engine option, and comfort features, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is a great option for anyone near the Irvine area. Plus, you can find a trim and color you want by heading straight to Tuttle-Click Mazda. Our selection of Mazda models allows us to find you the ideal model for you at an affordable price.

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