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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: $37,684

Subaru Forester Touring   
Difference: $1,711

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year202120212021
TrimTouringGrand Touring ReserveSignature
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $34,895 $35,385 $37,505
Universal garage door opener 120    
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 245    
Cargo net 68 60 60
All-weather floor mats 81 125 125
Rear bumper protector 98 125 125
Class II trailer hitch 619 450 450
Remote start 455 550 550
Door sill trim plates 53    
Cargo cover   250 250
Roof rails   400 400
Obstacle detection, rear   475 475
Illuminated door sill trim plates   400 400
Universal garage door opener 78    
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 158    
Cargo net 44 48 48
All-weather floor mats 52 100 100
Rear bumper protector 63 100 100
Class II trailer hitch 464 360 360
Remote start 341 440 440
Door sill trim plates 34    
Cargo cover   200 200
Roof rails   320 320
Obstacle detection, rear   380 380
Illuminated door sill trim plates   320 320
Options (change) 1,739 2,835 2,835
Options (change) 1,234 2,268 2,268
Destination 1,050 1,175 1,175
Total Price $37,684 $39,395 $41,515

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,411
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,201
Model Year202120212021
TrimTouringGrand Touring ReserveSignature
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine182hp H4250hp I4250hp I4
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)26/33 MPG22/27 MPG22/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8?, 10?, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18225/55-19225/55-19
Total Price$37,684$39,395$41,515
Adjustments for Features-70000
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$36,984$39,395$41,515
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,120

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5

Model Year202120212021
TrimTouringGrand Touring ReserveSignature
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100$1100
Adaptive cruise control$600  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $850$850
Heated steering wheel$100  
Lead vehicle start alert$25  
PIN Code Access$10  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25$25
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0$0
Backup collision intervention$150  
Following distance indicator $25$25
G-vectoring control $100$100
Hill descent control$250  
Knee airbag, driver$75  
Lane sway warning$25  
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100  
Terrain selector$200  
Vehicle health reports$0  
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray$40  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
CD player$125  
MP3-compatible player$50  
Navigation map updates, three years$0  
Rain-sensing wipers $175$175
Rear air vents $100$100
Siri Eyes Free support$0  
Surround sound $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$200  
Traffic + travel information$25  
Traffic information $25$25
Variable intermittent wipers$75  
Wiper de-icer$25  
Sunroof $900$900
Sunroof, large$1100  
Wheel-lip moldings $75$75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Interior ambient lighting$150  
LED headlights$1000  
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750$750
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100  
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200$200
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Power recliner, passenger seat $100$100
Power release, second row seats$50  
Total Value of Features$7,275$6,575$6,575
Value of Feature Adjustments$700$0$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-4200

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5

Model Year20212021
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase105.1 in106.2 in
Length182.1 in179.1 in
Width71.5 in72.5 in
Height67.5 in65.3 in
Curb Weight3,449 lb.3,836 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.6 gal.14.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.2 in39.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.2 in57.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in55.2 in
Row 1 Legroom43.3 in41.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.6 in39.0 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.2 in54.8 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in55.3 in
Row 2 Legroom39.4 in39.6 in
Cargo Volume,
35.4 ft330.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
76.1 ft359.6 ft3

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