2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

gray 2019 Mazda CX-5 set against white 2019 Subaru Ascent

When it comes to midsize SUVs, it’s tough to beat the sleek look and advanced features of the Mazda CX-5. This year, however, the CX-5 has some new competition to face. With the Subaru Ascent entering the SUV market, we thought it fitting to take a look at some key differences and similarities between the two models.

If you’d like to learn more about how the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Subaru Ascent stack up against one another, you are in the right place. Keep reading to see which SUV is better suited for your needs, whether you’re looking to transport the whole family or make room for all your gear.

2019 Mazda CX-5 Sport


2019 Subaru Ascent Base

$24,350 Starting MSRP $31,995
25 / 31 mpg Fuel Economy (city/highway) 21 / 27 mpg
Standard Leather Steering Wheel Only available on higher trims
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring Only available on higher trims

Although the Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Ascent come with similar base engines—2.5L and 2.4L I4 engines, respectively—the CX-5 stands out in terms of fuel economy. Despite its smaller size, the Mazda CX-5 matches the Subaru Ascent with a standard 2,000-lb towing capacity. The 2019 CX-5 also comes standard with a leather steering wheel and reclining second-row seats. Both models are equipped with Smart City Brake Support on the base trim, though the Mazda CX-5 adds standard Blind Spot Monitoring, a feature that is only available on higher trims of the 2019 Subaru Ascent. It’s important to note that the CX-5 has 2 rows of seating, while the Subaru Ascent has 3 rows—more room for passengers as well as cargo. You may be interested to learn how the larger 2019 Mazda CX-9 model stacks up against the 2019 Subaru Ascent. Which SUV is right for you?

Get the 2019 Mazda CX-5 in Memphis, TN!

If you’re leaning more toward the 2019 Mazda CX-5, we certainly don’t blame you! In addition to the elements mentioned here, the Mazda CX-5 has so much more to offer the modern driver across its 4 trim options. Other standard and available features include LED lighting, heated seats, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, and so much more. Get in touch with our team at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown if you’d like to get behind the wheel of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 right here in Memphis, TN.

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