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

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Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $33,455

Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring   
Difference: $2,289

Lowest Total Invoice: $31,746

Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring   
Difference: $1,290

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182018
ModelCX-5ForesterForester
TrimGrand Touring2.5i Touring2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $29,645 $33,090 $36,090
Base Invoice $28,503 $30,887 $33,675
Cargo net 60 68 68
All-weather floor mats 125 81 81
Rear bumper protector 125 98 98
Cargo cover 250    
Remote start 550 455 455
Class II trailer hitch 450 619 619
Roof rails 400    
Obstacle detection, rear 475    
Illuminated door sill trim plates 400    
Door sill trim plates   53 53
Universal garage door opener   120 120
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   245 245
Cargo net 48 44 44
All-weather floor mats 100 52 52
Rear bumper protector 100 63 63
Cargo cover 200    
Remote start 440 341 341
Class II trailer hitch 360 464 464
Roof rails 320    
Obstacle detection, rear 380    
Illuminated door sill trim plates 320    
Door sill trim plates   34 34
Universal garage door opener   78 78
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   158 158
Options (change) 2,835 1,739 1,739
Options (change) 2,268 1,234 1,234
Destination 975 915 915
Total Price $33,455 $35,744 $38,744
Total Invoice $31,746 $33,036 $35,824

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $236
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,044
Model Year201820182018
ModelCX-5ForesterForester
TrimGrand Touring2.5i Touring2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine187hp I4170hp H4250hp H4
TransmissionT6CVTCVT-8
DrivetrainFWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 10440, 8440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-19225/55-18225/55-18
Total Price$33,455$35,744$38,744
Adjustments for Features0-2,525-2,825
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$33,455$33,219$35,919
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,700
Total Invoice$31,746$33,036$35,824
Adjustments for Features0-2,334-2,612
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$31,746$30,702$33,212
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,510

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Features Comparison: Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year201820182018
ModelCX-5ForesterForester
TrimGrand Touring2.5i Touring2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100  
CVT $1000 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100
FWD$0  
AWD $1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control $750$750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000  
Heated steering wheel $100$100
Lead vehicle start alert $25$25
PIN Code Access $10$10
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25  
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0  
Backup collision intervention $150$150
Following distance indicator$25  
G-vectoring control$50  
Hill descent control $250$250
Knee airbag, driver $100$100
Lane sway warning $25$25
Pedestrian detection $50$50
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100$100
Terrain selector $200$200
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100
Vehicle health reports $0$0
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray $40$40
Climate Control and Infotainment 
CD player $125$125
MP3-compatible player $50$50
Navigation map updates, three years $0$0
Rain-sensing wipers$175  
Rear air vents$100  
Siri Eyes Free support $0$0
Surround sound$250  
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300$300
Traffic + travel information $25$25
Traffic information$25  
Variable intermittent wipers $75$75
Wiper de-icer $25$25
Exterior 
Sunroof$900  
Sunroof, large $1100$1100
Wheel-lip moldings$75  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass $0$0
Interior ambient lighting $150$150
LED headlights $1000$1000
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750  
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates $100$100
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200  
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power recliner, passenger seat$100  
Power release, second row seats $50$50
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0
Total Value of Features$4,975$7,500$7,800
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$2,525$2,825
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,334-2,612

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Specifications Comparison: Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20182018
ModelCX-5Forester
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase106.2 in103.9 in
Length179.1 in180.9 in
Width72.5 in70.7 in
Height65.3 in66.4 in
Curb Weight3,563 lb.3,323 lb.
Fuel Capacity14.8 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.7 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.1 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.2 in53.9 in
Row 1 Legroom41.0 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.0 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.8 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.3 in53.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.6 in38.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
30.9 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
59.6 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0No
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0No
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%

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