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Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester - near Campbell River and Nanaimo


 Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester Comparison 

With the extreme popularity of the crossover SUV segment of the auto industry, drivers are now having a more difficult time deciding which new vehicle would be the best choice for them. Two of the hottest and most reliable crossovers in the industry today are the Mazda CX-5 and the Subaru Forester. Which one is the best for your specific driving needs? Keep reading to find out because this comparison between the Mazda CX-5 vs.  Subaru Forester will give you the information you need to make the most informed buying decision when it comes time to choose your new SUV.

There are many things that drivers search for when shopping for a new crossover SUV but, versatility is definitely at the top of all their lists. Both the Mazda CX-5 and the Subaru Forester give you enough seating space for five passengers while also offering plenty of cargo space. They also both offer the traction control of all-wheel drive and a pretty solid tow rating which comes in handy for towing your favorite toys like boats, ATVs and snowmobiles. The key difference between these two crossover SUVs are their fuel economy ratings and interior offerings.

The fuel economy of a crossover SUV is just as important as its power and capability. With fuel economy being a big part of a customer's criteria, Mazda knew it had to design a vehicle that would separate itself from its competitors. The key to its incredible fuel economy ratings is due to Mazda’s innovative SKYACTIV engine technology. This innovative engine technology helps give the Mazda CX-5 a much higher fuel economy rating than the Subaru Forester. For many drivers, this is enough to give the new CX-5 the victory in this side-by-side crossover SUV comparison.

Of course there are many more differences between the CX-5 and Forester than just their fuel economy ratings. With a variety of new updates given to the new Mazda CX-5 model, it has easily surpassed the Subaru Forester in its offerings. New standard and available features and options in the CX-5 include improved interior materials, added sound insulation, improved suspension and LED headlights. On the safety side, the Mazda CX-5 now offers lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control. With each of the vehicles offerings being so similar, it comes down to fuel economy, and the winner of that is the Mazda CX-5. 

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