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2015 Mazda CX-5 2015 Subaru Forester 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • AWD 4dr Auto Sport *Ltd Avail*
  • AWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • FWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium Manual
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited
  • 2.0XT Premium
  • 2.5i Touring
  • 2.0XT Touring
2.0i Automatic
  • 2.0i Automatic
  • 2.0i Touring Automatic

Prices

MSRP $21,545 $22,195 $25,995
Invoice $20,939 $20,995 $24,735
Avg. Paid $21,807 $21,934 $25,509

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.0 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.7 8.8 8.5
Performance 8.2 7.6 8.2
Interior 7.2 7.5 8.0
Safety 9.4 8.5 9.3
Reliability N/A N/A 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sporty handling
  • Good fuel economy for class
  • Clean cabin design and upscale materials
  • Good fuel economy
  • Ample cargo space
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Peppy turbocharged engine
  • Great fuel economy
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Numerous standard features
  • Quiet cabin
Cons
  • Confusing navigation/infotainment system
  • Lackluster acceleration with base engine
  • Outdated navigation system
  • Less cargo space than competitors

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152 Gas/Electric H-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 26 City / 35 Hwy 22 City / 29 Hwy 29 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 103.9 103.7
Length, Overall (in) 178.7 180.9 175.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 70.7 70.1
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 66.4 63.6

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3223 3296 3451

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 1500

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.8 108.3 97.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 41.4 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41 43 43.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 57 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 53.9 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 39 39.8 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.3 38 35.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 56.5 54.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 53 53.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 64.8 74.7 51.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 34.1 34.4 22.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 34.1 34.4 22.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4 Gas/Electric H-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 155 @ 6000 170 @ 5800 160 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 150 @ 4000 174 @ 4100 163 @ 2000
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 36.7 34.8 34.8

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 29 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.8 15.9 13.7

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Transmission

Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard