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

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Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $33,245

Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring   
Difference: $1,749

Lowest Total Invoice: $31,826

Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring   
Difference: $326

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2018201820182017
ModelForesterForesterForesterCX-5
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringGrand Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $29,395 $33,090 $36,090 $29,395
Base Invoice $27,505 $30,887 $33,675 $28,558
Navigation and Eyesight Package 2,945      
Cargo net 68 68 68 60
Rear bumper protector 98 98 98 125
All-weather floor mats 81 81 81 125
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 245 245 245  
Class II trailer hitch 619 619 619 450
Remote start 455 455 455 550
Universal garage door opener 120 120 120  
Door sill trim plates 53 53 53  
Cargo tray       75
Cargo cover       250
Roof rails       400
Obstacle detection, rear       475
Illuminated door sill trim plates       400
Navigation and Eyesight Package 2,498      
Cargo net 44 44 44 48
Rear bumper protector 63 63 63 100
All-weather floor mats 52 52 52 100
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 158 158 158  
Class II trailer hitch 464 464 464 360
Remote start 341 341 341 440
Universal garage door opener 78 78 78  
Door sill trim plates 34 34 34  
Cargo tray       60
Cargo cover       200
Roof rails       320
Obstacle detection, rear       380
Illuminated door sill trim plates       320
Options (change) 4,684 1,739 1,739 2,910
Options (change) 3,732 1,234 1,234 2,328
Destination 915 915 915 940
Total Price $34,994 $35,744 $38,744 $33,245
Total Invoice $32,152 $33,036 $35,824 $31,826

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

Lowest Adjusted Price: Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $436
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,672
Model Year2018201820182017
ModelForesterForesterForesterCX-5
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringGrand Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine170hp H4170hp H4250hp H4187hp I4
TransmissionCVTCVTCVT-8T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8440, 8440, 8?, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-17225/55-18225/55-18225/55-19
Total Price$34,994$35,744$38,744$33,245
Adjustments for Features-2,175-2,935-3,2350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$32,819$32,809$35,509$33,245
Cost Above Minimum$10$0$2,700$0
Total Invoice$32,152$33,036$35,824$31,826
Adjustments for Features-1,998-2,713-2,9910
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$30,154$30,323$32,833$31,826
Cost Above Minimum$0$169$2,679$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5

Model Year2018201820182017
ModelForesterForesterForesterCX-5
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringGrand Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000$1000  
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic   $1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700 
FWD   $0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750$750$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed   $1000
Heated steering wheel $100$100 
Lead vehicle start alert$25$25$25 
PIN Code Access $10$10 
Proximity key $250$250$250
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist   $25
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats   $0
Backup collision intervention$150$150$150 
Following distance indicator   $25
G-vectoring control   $50
Hill descent control$250$250$250 
Knee airbag, driver$100$100$100 
Lane sway warning$25$25$25 
Pedestrian detection$50$50$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100$100 
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100 
Vehicle health reports$0$0$0 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
CD player$125$125$125 
Dual-zone climate control $125$125$125
MP3-compatible player$50$50$50 
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0$0 
Rain-sensing wipers   $175
Rear air vents   $100
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0 
Surround sound   $250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300$300 
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 
Compass$0$0$0 
Interior ambient lighting$150$150$150 
LED headlights$1000$1000$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only   $750
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25$25$25
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100$100$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates   $200
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat   $50
Memory system, driver seat $200$200 
Power release, second row seats $50$50 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0 
Terrain selector$200$200$200 
Total Value of Features$7,300$8,060$8,360$5,125
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,175$2,935$3,235$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,998-2,713-2,9910

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5

Model Year20182017
ModelForesterCX-5
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase103.9 in106.2 in
Length180.9 in179.1 in
Width70.7 in72.5 in
Height66.4 in65.3 in
Curb Weight3,323 lb.3,528 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.14.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in39.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in57.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in55.2 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in41.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in39.0 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in54.8 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in55.3 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in39.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft330.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft359.6 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Upgraded instruments0No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights1000No
Backup collision intervention150No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Harman/Kardon, 440W, 8 speakers350No
Total Requested285062%
Total Not Requested172538%

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