The 2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Mazda CX-5: Practicality Over Style

Drivers around the Germantown area who want to get the most out of their midsize SUV, we have a crossover for you: the 2019 Subaru Forester. There is a lot for people of all ages to love about this midsize crossover, whether you are a fan of its engine, space, or technology. Here at Jim Keras Subaru Hacks Cross, we want to prove it to you, which is why we put this midsize crossover together against the Mazda CX-5. Once you are satisfied, schedule a test drive and use our directions to come see us here at our Memphis, TN dealership, we are just a short drive outside of Collierville.


Performance and Efficiency

Mazda tends to place a lot more emphasis on the fun of the drive and less on its practicality with their available engines. The standard engine of the CX-5 enables this crossover to travel an EPA-estimated 24 miles per gallon in the city and 30 mpg on the highway while its high-level engine is even less efficient, traveling up to 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The Forester features one engine in all of its trims which allows the crossover to travel up to 26 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway.


While the Mazda CX-5 may offer a couple extra safety technologies on this crossover, the Forester gives you the most bang for your buck, no matter which trim you choose, all thanks to EyeSight® Driver-Assist Technology. These applications help to improve the daily commute to Bartlett through a host of features like Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management, Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control. While these features have Mazda equivalents, said technologies are only available on the top two trims of the Mazda CX-5.

Interior and Exterior

Both of these midsize crossovers are well-matched where exterior frames are concerned, but the Forester is the longer of the two crossovers overall and offers more interior volume for you, your copilot, and the kids as you venture out to the many parks and trails of Germantown. The Forester also offers more cargo space with 35.4 cubic feet to offer over the almost 31 cubic feet of the Mazda CX-5.

Test Drive the Subaru Forester Today

The Subaru Forester is available in our new inventory at Jim Keras Subaru Hacks Cross in Memphis, TN. Test drive one and talk to our finance center about affordable auto loans and leases. We hope to see you soon!