2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Outback

Gray 2019 Mazda CX-5 on a City Street vs Gray 2019 Subaru Outback on the Trail

A foundation built on best-in-class performance and class-above luxury have made the 2019 Mazda CX-5 a crown jewel in the compact crossover segment that competitors cannot match. Armed with an athletic style, an affordable price tag, fun-to-drive powertrains, a family-friendly design and innovative technology, the Mazda CX-5 promises to be a cut above the competition in this 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Outback comparison.

Do you have your heart set on the 2019 Mazda CX-5 at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown? When you opt for the Mazda CX-5, you will have a choice of five trim levels – Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature – that will cater to your needs at every turn. Mazda CX-5 entries will make room for five passengers in a fully-loaded cabin that provides 103.6 cubic feet of passenger space and a versatile 30.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row – perfect for family adventures.

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2019 Mazda CX-5 VS 2019 Subaru Outback
$24,350 Starting Price $26,345
187-Horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Base Engine 175-Horsepower 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder
25 MPG City/31 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 25 MPG City/32 MPG Hwy
30.9 - 59.6 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 35.5 - 73.3 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Outback?

Are you looking for an affordable and fun-to-drive crossover that is loaded with value? The Mazda CX-5 will check all the boxes and is a more affordable option in this 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Subaru Outback comparison. With a price that starts at just $24,350 and an impressive list of standard features that includes LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry with push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, a 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen infotainment system, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Smart City Brake Support, the Mazda CX-5 delivers unrivaled value.

With graduation to upper trim levels, you will experience the class-above luxury that is a trademark of the Mazda brand. Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve trim levels feature LED lighting systems, an Adaptive Front-Lighting System, a power liftgate, 19-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a Bose® 10-speaker sound system and premium leather upholstery. Top-of-the-line Mazda CX-5 Signature entries take luxury to another level with Caturra Brown Nappa leather seats and genuine wood interior trim. Mazda CX-5 Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature grades upgrade entertainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

When it comes to performance, the Subaru Outback cannot keep up with its Mazda-brand competitor. Entry-level Mazda CX-5 Sport, Touring and Grand Touring editions employ a 187-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine married to a six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission. With the addition of Mazda i-ACTIV AWD® intelligent all-wheel drive, the Mazda CX-5 will earn 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Subaru Outback entries come standard with a lackluster 175-horsepower 2.5-liter married to a Continuously Variable Transmission and standard all-wheel drive.

To upgrade power, drivers can opt for Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve and Signature models that come equipped with a 250-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G turbocharged four-cylinder engine and standard i-ACTIV AWD®. Paired with the six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic gearbox, the turbocharged Mazda CX-5 will still earn 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The Subaru Outback counters with a 256-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 engine that will achieve a humdrum 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

 

Overhead View of Red 2019 Mazda CX-5 with Sunroof
Cutaway View of 2019 Mazda CX-5 Interior
2019 Mazda CX-5 Front Seat Interior
2019 Mazda CX-5 Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Touchscreen Display

 

 

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