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Price Comparison (MSRP): Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5

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Invoice Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5

Lowest Total Price

Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited   
Difference: 584

Lowest Total Invoice

Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited   
Difference: 1,771
Model Year2015201520152016
ModelForesterForesterForesterCX-5
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringGrand Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price 28,095 30,095 33,095 28,220
Base Invoice 26,313 28,144 30,927 27,416
Navigation Package 1,850      
Eyesight Driver Assist System 795      
Cargo net 90 90 90 50
Rear bumper protector 95 95 95 100
All-weather floor mats 72 72 72 100
Door sill trim plates 38 38 38 125
Cargo cover 182 182 182 200
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199 199 199  
Class II trailer hitch 634 634 634 425
Remote start 445 445 445 550
Universal garage door opener 76 76 76  
Navigation and Eyesight Package   1,895 1,895  
i-ACTIVSENSE Package       1,500
Technology Package       1,505
Roof rails       275
Cargo tray       75
Navigation Package       0
Eyesight Driver Assist System       0
Cargo net       40
Rear bumper protector       80
All-weather floor mats       80
Door sill trim plates       100
Cargo cover       160
Auto-dimming rearview mirror       0
Class II trailer hitch       340
Remote start       440
Universal garage door opener       0
Navigation and Eyesight Package       0
i-ACTIVSENSE Package       1,335
Technology Package       1,339
Roof rails       220
Cargo tray       60
Options (show) (change) 4,476 3,726 3,726 4,905
Options (show) (change) 3,556 2,931 2,931 4,194
Destination 850 850 850 880
Total Price 33,421 34,671 37,671 34,005
Total Invoice 30,719 31,925 34,708 32,490

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Summary

For this 2015 Subaru Forester vs. 2016 Mazda CX-5 price comparison, we equipped the cars with selected features. The Forester vs. CX-5 Price Comparison table displays the specific options added and the total prices. If you want to know how much the Forester and CX-5 will cost with the features you specified, this is the table to check. In this case, the Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited's price is $1,479 lower than the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring's price

Each car includes features that aren't on the other.. The Forester vs. CX-5 Features Comparison table tallies up these features and assigns monetary values to them using the site's default values. Compared to the Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited, the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring includes additional features worth $0. The TrueDelta Value Comparison figures include adjustments for most differences in feature content. However, they do not include advertising fees, factory-to-dealer incentives, or differences in engines, tires, seat configurations, and audio systems. Exceptions: They do include values for third-row seats and media players. (Additional notes)

Is a feature worth more or less than to you that the site's default value? Members can substitute their own values. The Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5 Value Comparison adjusts each car's price based on its additional features. After a $895 adjustment for the Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited's additional features, the Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited is $1,479 less than the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 1,479
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 2,594
Model Year2015201520152016
ModelForesterForesterForesterCX-5
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringGrand Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine170hp H4170hp H4250hp H4184hp I4
TransmissionCVT-6CVT-6CVT-8T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers440, 8440, 8440, 8225, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-17225/55-18225/55-18225/55-19
Total Price33,42134,67137,67134,005
Adjustments for Features-895-1,895-1,9950
Feature-Adjusted Total Price32,52632,77635,67634,005
Cost Above Minimum02503,1500
Total Invoice30,71931,92534,70832,490
Adjustments for Features-823-1,745-1,8380
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice29,89630,18032,87032,490
Cost Above Minimum02842,9740

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5

Model Year2015201520152016
ModelForesterForesterForesterCX-5
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringGrand Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100  
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic   $1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700 
FWD   $0
Accessories 
Lead vehicle start alert$25$25$25 
Power liftgate$350$350$350 
Proximity key $250$250$250
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist   $25
Blind spot warning system   $200
Following distance indicator   $25
Front seat active head restraints   $50
Hill descent control$250$250$250 
Knee airbag, driver$100$100$100 
Lane sway warning system$25$25$25 
Pedestrian detection$100$100$100 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100$100 
Rear cross-traffic detection   $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Dual-zone climate control $125$125$125
Rain-sensing wipers   $175
Surround sound   $250
Traffic + travel information$25$25$25 
Traffic information   $25
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75$75 
Wiper de-icer$25$25$25 
Exterior 
Sunroof   $900
Sunroof, large$1100$1100$1100 
Wheel-lip moldings   $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights   $200
Automatic headlights   $125
Automatic-off headlights$25$25$25 
Compass$0$0$0 
Illuminated visor mirror, driver   $50
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger   $50
Interior ambient lighting$150$150$150 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only   $600
Steering-linked headlights   $150
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25$25$25
Visor mirror, driver$10$10$10 
Visor mirror, passenger$10$10$10 
Xenon HID headlights $500$500 
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat   $50
Manual recliner, second row seats$75$75$75 
Power release, second row seats $100$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200$200 
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0 
Total Value of Features$5,445$6,445$6,545$4,550
Value of Feature Adjustments$895$1,895$1,995$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-823-1,745-1,8380

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5

Model Year20152016
ModelForesterCX-5
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase103.9 in106.3 in
Length180.9 in179.3 in
Width70.7 in72.4 in
Height66.4 in65.7 in
Curb Weight3,297 lb.3,213 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.14.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in40.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in57.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in55.2 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in41.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in39.0 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in55.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in53.7 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in39.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft334.1 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft364.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited

Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Harman/Kardon, 440W, 8 speakers350No
Navigation system600Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
App support100Yes
Total Requested105074%
Total Not Requested37526%
Eyesight Driver Assist System
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed250Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed150Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection100No
Total Requested130084%
Total Not Requested25016%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed250Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed150Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection100No
Navigation system600Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
App support100Yes
Total Requested235090%
Total Not Requested27510%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed250Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed150Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection100No
Navigation system600Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
App support100Yes
Total Requested235090%
Total Not Requested27510%

Option Package Details
Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

i-ACTIVSENSE Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed250Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed150Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Following distance indicator25No
Total Requested130085%
Total Not Requested22515%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed250Yes
Speed limit information0No
LED tail lights0No
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only600No
Total Requested120062%
Total Not Requested75038%

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