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2014 Mazda CX-5 2014 Subaru Forester
FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • AWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • FWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
2.5i Automatic
  • 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


MSRP $21,395 $22,995  
Invoice $20,784 $21,724
Avg. Paid N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.4  
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.2
Performance 8.3 7.4
Interior 7.3 7.4
Safety 9.7 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Thrilling to drive
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Roomy cabin
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Roomy back seat
  • Large cargo hold
  • Good fuel economy
  • Confusing navigation system
  • Hard-to-use navigation system

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152
MPG 26 City / 35 Hwy 24 City / 32 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility  


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

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3194 3346  

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 Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard


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


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard  
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard 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
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


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


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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard


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



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


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


Engine & Performance

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


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.8 15.9


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


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