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2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Subaru Forester

Crossovers are quickly becoming the most sought-after vehicles on the road today, particularly those in the compact crossover segment of the automotive industry! These vehicles have risen in popularity recently because they offer similar engine performance and fuel economy ratings to sedans while offering much more interior volume. One of the best compact crossovers in the industry today is the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and customers can explore it for themselves right here at Gordie Boucher Mazda of Janesville today!

Another one of the better compact crossovers currently on the road today is the 2020 Subaru Forester. Both the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Subaru Forester have a lot in common, so it is no surprise that both models are so well-regarded within the automotive industry. Let’s take a closer look at each of these two models to discover which is the better option for customers in the market for a new compact crossover!

2020 Mazda CX-5


2020 Subaru Forester

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G I-4 Engine Engine Option 2.5L I-4 Engine
187 Horsepower Engine Power 182 Horsepower
186 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 176 Pound-Feet
25 MPG / 31 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 26 MPG / 33 MPG


Explore the 2020 Mazda CX-5 at Frank Boucher Mazda of Racine

As you can see in the table above, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Subaru Forester offer very competitive performance output and fuel economy ratings. The 2020 CX-5 does have the advantage in performance output, while the 2020 Forester sports a slight advantage in fuel economy ratings. It is worth noting that the 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers an additional engine option as well. This additional 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G turbo I-4 engine delivers up to 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, while also maintaining a city fuel economy rating of 22 mpg and a highway fuel economy rating of 27 mpg. Along with the secondary engine option, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 has a number of advanced features available as well that help to set it apart from the 2020 Subaru Forester and other competitors. Some of these features include:

  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Trial Subscription
  • Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Pollen Filter
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection
  • Rear Power Liftgate with Programmable Height Adjustment
  • 19-Inch Aluminum-Alloy Wheels in Dark Silver Finish
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • 8-Inch Full-Color Touch Screen Display

If you are interested in learning more about the 2020 Mazda CX-5 or how it compares to other compact crossovers like the 2020 Subaru Forester, then you should contact our staff here at Gordie Boucher Mazda of Janesville today!

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