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2015 Subaru Outback 2015 Mazda CX-5
#1 in Wagons
2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited Automatic
  • 3.6R Limited Automatic
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

Prices

MSRP $24,895 $21,545  
Invoice $23,407 $20,939
Avg. Paid $24,710 $21,807

U.S. News Scores

Overall 9.0 8.1  
Critics' Rating 9.1 8.7
Performance 8.3 8.2
Interior 8.6 7.2
Safety 10.0 9.4
Reliability N/A N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Extraordinary cargo capacity
  • Large back seat
  • Outstanding traction on muddy/steep terrain
  • Sporty handling
  • Good fuel economy for class
  • Clean cabin design and upscale materials
 
Cons
  • Base engine sometimes feels underpowered
  • Confusing navigation/infotainment system
  • Lackluster acceleration with base engine

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual  
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 25 City / 33 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Wagon Sport Utility  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.1 106.3  
Length, Overall (in) 189.6 178.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 65.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Standard  

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3593 3223  

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108.1 103.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 40.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 57.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 39
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 55.5
Second Hip Room (in) 55 53.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 73.3 64.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 35.5 34.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 35.5 34.1

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard  
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 175 @ 5800 155 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 174 @ 4000 150 @ 4000
Transmission CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 36.1 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 14.8

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard