2020 Mazda CX-5
Features & Specs
2020 Subaru Forester
250 hp
Max Horsepower
182 hp
320 lb-ft
Max Torque
176 lb-ft
Ventilated Seats
Not Available
39.6 in.
Rear Leg Room
39.4 in.

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Subaru Forester

It feels like we are always behind the wheel of our vehicle driving to and from work, heading to the grocery store, running errands, going to see friends, and chauffering the kids around to all the places they need to go. If you're going to spend so much time in your vehicle, you should really love what you drive. So if you're in the market for a crossover SUV that delivers a fun ride, driver assistance features, and loads of creature comfort features, then we suggest you check out the 2020 Mazda CX-5 and the 2020 Subaru Forester.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Power & Handling

Mazda gives you the option of choosing between two powerful engines that deliver fast acceleration and an overall enjoyable ride. The standard engine for the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that outputs 187 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. The Grand Touring Reserve and the Signature are both powered by a turbocharged version of the 2.5-liter engine that cranks out 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque on regular gas and 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque on premium gas. This engine uses an all-wheel-drive system, so you get max traction when you need it. Both of the engines in the lineup come with a six-speed automatic transmission.

2020 Subaru Forester Power & Handling

There is a singular engine choice for the Subaru Forester lineup that makes the same amount of power no matter which trim level you opt for. The engine that powers all Forester models in 2020 is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. The engine then comes paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Features & Design

The Mazda CX-5 Sport is your introduction to the lineup and comes with a 7-inch touchscreen reclining rear seats, a four-speaker sound system, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, and remote entry. The Touring model then adds on heated front seats, simulated leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, smartphone integration, and is optional with a power liftgate, sunroof, and a 10-speaker Bose sound system. The Grand Touring comes standard with everything listed above plus leather upholstery, driver-seat memory functions, and more. On the last two models in the lineup, you'll find an 8-inch touchscreen, a surround-view camera, parking sensors, a head-up display, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats.

2020 Subaru Forester Features & Design

The first model in the Forester lineup is an unnamed base model that comes equipped with a backup camera, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, push-button start, all-season tires, smartphone integration, and Subaru's EyeSight driver assistance system. The Premium adds heated side mirrors, raised roof rails, hill descent control, and heated seats. With the Sport, you'll get orange interior and exterior accents, 18-inch black wheels, and paddle shifters. The second to last model is the Limited with an 8-inch touchscreen, adaptive headlights, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Last up is the Touring with a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, and heated rear seats.


On top of all the great features, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 comes with; it also delivers a smooth and exhilarating ride. The entire experience of driving a Mazda CX-5 is sure to leave you with a smile on your face, and we can't wait to ride along with you on a test drive and see that smile get bigger and bigger. Before you make the drive down to see us here in Richmond, VA, you can view our entire selection of new Mazda CX-5 models online and even book a test drive for the specific model you're interested in.

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