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2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Outback 

Not all crossovers are created equal – some are born and bred for a life on the busy streets of the city, while others have a more intrepid demeanor that’s better suited for journeys off the beaten path. When these two values intertwine in the same model, the result is vehicles like the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Outback, two legends that return to America for 2019 with even more of what drivers expect. This makes them worthy choices in every regard, but which one is better suited for your lifestyle?  

To help with this question, we’ve put some research together on all the essential features that the 2019 CX-5 and Outback bring to the table. Come check it out below; we think you’ll have a much better idea of which one can handle your needs! 

2019 Mazda CX-5 


2019 Subaru Outback 


Starting MSRP  $26,345 

2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G Inline 4 / up to 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque  

Largest Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output  3.6-liter V6 / 256 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque 
Five Passengers / up to 59.6 cubic feet with full seat area  Interior Seating and Cargo Volume  Five Passengers / 73.3 cubic feet 
25 miles per gallon city / 31 miles per gallon highway  Max. City and Highway Fuel Economy  25 miles per gallon city / 32 miles per gallon highway 


Test drive the 2019 Mazda CX-5 at Gordie Boucher Mazda in Janesville WI 

The 2019 CX-5 and 2019 Outback are two of the best competitors for each other that the industry has produced. Both highly efficient, roomy, and able to keep a handle on any terrain thanks to high-tech All-Wheel Drive systems built in, no choice between these two is the wrong one. Still, for greater tech connectivity and better safety features, your decision has already been made, in the form of the 2019 CX-5.  

It offers MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment, stellar audio systems, and premium interior seating to give you an outstanding, comfortable ride every time. The amount of safety and driver assistance innovations (which have helped the CX-5 achieve Top Safety Pick designation) are just a fitting cherry on top, and some of the best include:  

  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert 
  • Blind Spot Monitoring 
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control 
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection 
  • Many more! 

We currently have a solid lineup of 2019 CX-5 models on our Janesville lot, so contact Gordie Boucher Mazda whenever you get a chance, and we’ll help you schedule a test drive! 

Interior view of 2019 Mazda CX-5 with front seats and touchscreen shown