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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: $33,455

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
ModelForesterForesterCX-5
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringGrand Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $33,090 $36,090 $29,645
Base Invoice $30,887 $33,675 $28,503
Cargo net 68 68 60
All-weather floor mats 81 81 125
Rear bumper protector 98 98 125
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 245 245  
Class II trailer hitch 619 619 450
Remote start 455 455 550
Universal garage door opener 120 120  
Door sill trim plates 53 53  
Cargo cover     250
Roof rails     400
Obstacle detection, rear     475
Illuminated door sill trim plates     400
Cargo net 44 44 48
All-weather floor mats 52 52 100
Rear bumper protector 63 63 100
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 158 158  
Class II trailer hitch 464 464 360
Remote start 341 341 440
Universal garage door opener 78 78  
Door sill trim plates 34 34  
Cargo cover     200
Roof rails     320
Obstacle detection, rear     380
Illuminated door sill trim plates     320
Options (change) 1,739 1,739 2,835
Options (change) 1,234 1,234 2,268
Destination 915 915 975
Total Price $35,744 $38,744 $33,455
Total Invoice $33,036 $35,824 $31,746

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $236
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,044
Model Year201820182018
ModelForesterForesterCX-5
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringGrand Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine170hp H4250hp H4187hp I4
TransmissionCVTCVT-8T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8440, 8?, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18225/55-18225/55-19
Total Price$35,744$38,744$33,455
Adjustments for Features-2,525-2,8250
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$33,219$35,919$33,455
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,700$0
Total Invoice$33,036$35,824$31,746
Adjustments for Features-2,334-2,6120
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$30,702$33,212$31,746
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,510$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5

Model Year201820182018
ModelForesterForesterCX-5
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringGrand Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000  
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1100
AWD$1700$1700 
FWD  $0
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$7,500$7,800$4,975
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,525$2,825$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,334-2,6120

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5

Model Year20182018
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.3,563 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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